Friday, September 23, 2005

John Stossel

An older post, but I need to point out Axis of Evel Knievel's discussion of one of the greatest assholes on TV, John Stossel.

Axis rips Stossel for his pro-profiteer stance on Hurricane Katrina. We talk of how biased and horrid so many TV "journalists" are. We talk of O'Reilly, Hannity, Will, and so many others. But for some reason, and maybe because he's on a show as trivial as 20/20, no one ever discussed what a pernicious fuck John Stossel is.

I have thought this for a long time. It really came to light a couple of years ago when I watched for some damn reason a Stossel special on ABC about why America was the greatest country in the world. The answer--the free market. What would make it better--a full conversion to supply-side economics. He put down as cranks and freaks anyone who criticized this. Who were his reasonable, fair, and balanced talking heads. Why none other than Milton Friedman and Dinesh D'Souza!! His only talking head opposed to these men was Jim Hightower who was completely used as a straw man for Stossel's pro-supply-side propaganda.

Give me a break, Stossel always says. I'd like to give him a break or two.