John F. Stossel (born March 6, 1947) is an advocacy reporter, author, television host, and libertarian columnist. He worked as an investigative reporte for the ABC television program 20/20. He has also written two books - Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media and Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel — Why Everything You Know Is Wrong. His books, and many of the positions that he advocates on 20/20, reflect Stossel's libertarian viewpoints.
In 1985, Stossel was physically assaulted by professional wrestler David Shultz after he asked Shultz if wrestling was fake. Stossel proceeded to sue the World Wrestling Federation, and won the lawsuit, being awarded $425,000 in damages. 
- "... the private sector, despite harassment from government, gives us better stuff for less money -- without central planning."
- [http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/02/13/spontaneous_order_108827.html Passenger Trains: Clearly the Change We've Been Waiting For] John Stossel - February 13, 2011