John Stossel

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John Stossel

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. [1]

In 2009, Stossel announced he was leaving the left-leaning ABC for the more non-partisan Fox News Channel. He currently hosts Stossel on the Fox Business Network.



  1. [ Passenger Trains: Clearly the Change We've Been Waiting For] John Stossel - February 13, 2011