Special John Stossel Episode Featuring Nick Gillsepie and Matt Welch on Fox Business Tonight at 10 pm ET

Tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern on Fox Business, John Stossel dedicates his program to the upcoming book The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America by Reason.com Editor Nick Gillespie and Reason magazine Editor Matt Welch.

Stossel writes,

What's your political affiliation?

Republican? Democrat?

Or are you an independent?

Most said " independent" when we asked people outside my office.

In their new book, "Declaration of Independents," Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch from Reason say that independents with libertarian politics are on the rise, and they can fix what's wrong with America. Why? Because everything in our culture is being democratized, and the parts of America free from government control are getting better.

...Government impedes progress. What government controls -- education, health care, entitlements -- government messes up. What do they all have in common? Too little choice, and too much regulation. This week, I have the solution: We declare independence from government and government control.

This week, I have the solution: We declare independence from government and government control. "Declaration of Independents" airs on FBN at 10pm EST. Re-airing on Saturday and Sunday at 9pm & midnight EST.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    First!

    ...to admit that I will be watching this episode.

  • ||

    Does Reason.com have some special marketing relationship with Fox News now?

    Really, the Fox n' Freaks crowd are really not all that into libertarians. Andrew Nappytono can tell us how he wants to imprison OB/Gyn docs for life for scrapes.

    Maybe Sean Hannity and Nick can switch hands once in a while?

  • cynical||

    While Fox in general certainly don't primarily cater to the Reason crowd, Red Eye, Napolitano, and Stossel are all libertarian-friendly shows (and feature Reason staff on a regular basis).

    If one was to classify libertarians as part of the right, one could argue that Fox gives shows targeted at them about as much airtime as their representation within the right. As opposed to jack shit for progressives.

  • ||

    Also note that Stossel and Napolitano are on Fox Business, not Fox News. Related but not the same.

    RedEye is on FNC but it's past the sociocons' bedtime.

    The really bizarre connection, to me at least, is the frequency of Reasonoids appearing on Russia Today.

  • Mr. FIFY||

    "Nappytono"?

    Raaaaacist!

  • ||

    Stossel is a pretty stanch libertarian, I been a fan of his wherever he shown up on tv, one of the few voices of reason in the media. Fox News is geared towards supporting personal liberties, yes some of the conservatives on there can be a bit dogmatic like Hannity in their toe-the-party-line approach to the news, and I have been a big critic of that, but sadly I do not have my own show. I believe Fox News is seeing the writing on the wall, which is Americans want their freedoms back, in healthcare and the economy, America is becoming libertarian. I would not doubt in a few more years Libertarians will out number conservatives on Fox News. Hmmm Nick getting Beck's 5pm slot, not sure if Nick would even be interested in the job, but it would be cool.

  • Appalachian Australian||

    Considering Beck used to be on CNN, I'd say anything's possible. Fox and CNN just want ratings (in stark contrast to msnbc, who seem to take pride in having no viewers).

  • rather||

    Nick and Matt on Fox? Do they have a book to sell? I hadn't heard anything about it.

  • Appalachian Australian||

    Do you know anything about some movie based upon a book written by a Russian? I haven't been able to find any info on Reason.com.

  • rather||

    lol

  • ||

    They sent me a free copy for being a somewhat large Reason donor and I immediately exchanged it for a $4 Amazon gift card. Which I have now used to buy an HDMI cable.

    Thanks for the cable guys!

  • ||

  • cynical||

    Well, it's true that he failed to run over Jay, but I appreciate the effort.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Don't take everything so seriously, John.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Government should promote the value of the dollar.

  • Jim||

    Well now that the NBA playoffs are over, I'm back.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Matthew values ties and Nick does not.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Why is Nick holding a pen? Is he doodling on Stossel's desk?

  • Brett L||

    Possessed by Bob Dole.

  • Jim||

    Bull Moose Party FTW

  • Jim||

    "Explosion of culture"...all over my face.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Crappiest food store? Krogers?

  • Jim||

    Hey, my Krogers has a fresh sushi stand, where an actual Asian woman (country of origin unknown) stands there making sushi all day.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    When I walked to school with my backpack full of cash it never ended well.

  • Jim||

    What do they mean, "Independence Day" didn't end up well? We won, didn't we?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It ended with Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum alive and well.

  • Jim||

    You want the black guy and the jew to die?!?

    RRRAAAAAAAAAAACCCCIIIISSSSTTTTT!!!!!!!!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Audiences clapped at the White House exploding? Clinton will do that to you. (And give you the clap, to boot.)

  • Jim||

    I'm getting a commercial showing people having more problems with their "traditional" wallet than I've ever seen anyone have in my life.

    Trying to sell some aluminum shell wallet.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I would buy one but my current leather wallet has destroyed all my greenbacks.

  • Jim||

    You're lucky; mine were destroyed by inflation. The AlumaWallet can't help me with that.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    From Welch and Gillespie to Breitbart. Interesting.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Gray bulge underwear?

  • Jim||

    I have no idea why, but I always want to punch that guy in the face. He just gives me that vibe. No logical reason, he just looks punchable.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Breitbart always looks like a mugging victim, a drunk who had been rolled waking up the next morning in some ditch.

  • Fiscal Meth||

    Don't cry over spilled acorns stachey

  • Jim||

    That one dumbass trying to start a chant of "coward" sure looks dumb now.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Breitbart pep rally at netroots.

  • Fiscal Meth||

    Don't knock it till you try it

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Coke or gay prostitutes?

  • Fiscal Meth||

    Latter. Of course I have a dog in the fight. Daddy's got to make meth money somehow and business has been slow in the alley.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "In the alley" I assume is a euphemism, Samwell.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Andy can quit the blow anytime he wants.

  • Fiscal Meth||

    You are a coward if you're sOooOoOo scared of sleeping with male prostitutes.

  • Jim||

    My mutant power is having genitalia which fully retract, making me immune to nutpunches.

    And it prevents me from being "fixed".

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    My mutant ability would be to stop time. I would only stop time so that I could punch people in the dick. You would try to explain to me that I could use time stopping power to do other things, but halfway through your explanation you would suddenly be doubled over in pain. Professor Cockpunch!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Joad Cressbeckler moonlights as a Deejay.

  • Jim||

    Wow, the guest looks like Prof. X.

    And the new guest is promptly ignored in favor of The Jacket, which may also be a mutant.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Travolta is dead?

  • Jim||

    They keep saying that this thing or that thing is "exploding". I wish they'd come up with a word that doesn't make me thing of facials everytime.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Things are pearl necklacing?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    We actually don't want to know about Gaga's sexuality.

  • Fiscal Meth||

    GaGa and Madonna are both pop-tarts

  • Jim||

    HE NAME-DROPPED THE JACKET!!!!11!!1!

  • Fiscal Meth||

    I just don't see why we have to allow leather jackets

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    IT SHOULD STILL BE UNACCEPTABLE! Respectable people wear ties, Gillespie.

  • Jim||

    Jumping from that to the collapse of the Soviet Union? Transitions son.

  • Fiscal Meth||

    I hope he's not about to argue that Communism fails for "footloose"ian reasons

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    By "mergers" I assume they mean people have sex on Sandal's beaches. I wonder if they're always attractive people.

  • Jim||

    "Mergers" = penis + anus

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    x sand

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Fucking commies.

  • Jim||

    Kurt Loder? Kennedy? Is someone's mutant power to go back to the 90s?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    See? Loder's not wearing a tie.

  • Fiscal Meth||

    In keeping with your respectable people theory

  • Fiscal Meth||

    It wasn't funny Welch

  • Jim||

    Where'd Prof. X go?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    They hate us for our loose, single-named vee jays.

  • Fiscal Meth||

    There are too few one-liners on this show. Thanks Kennedy

  • Jim||

    Velvet Underground is great. Excellent name-drop.

  • Jim||

    Glen Beck hates "Glee"? That's kind of weird.

  • Fiscal Meth||

    ...and then Rage Against the Machine can put their likeness on the next album cover.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Homosexuals glamorized? I don't think so.

  • Jim||

    Prince taught me how to masturbate. Personally.

  • ||

    Is that what he told you?

  • Fiscal Meth||

    If parents the glee soundtracks are satanic they shouldn't worry about their kids turning gay, The parents are the faggots!

  • Fiscal Meth||

    Sometimes when I'm doing hate speech I leave out words like "think"

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The country hasn't collapsed? Then why would I buy Welch's book?

  • Jim||

    You're wearing a tie, Matt Welch. Nothing you say on anti-authoritarianism holds carries any weight.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    An ironic tie. Doesn't count.

  • Jim||

    *holds OR carries any weight.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    There are no corrections on Team Stossel LiveBlog.

  • Fiscal Meth||

    Don't correct him Fist! Wait a minute, am I correcting you now?! *paradox* *asplode*

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    THE INTERNET COLLAPSED THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!

  • Jim||

    Great...audience stupidity, up next.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I won't marry anyone or let anyone operate on me who doesn't have a CDL.

  • Jim||

    Everytime I see that commercial, I think "OD" sounds like some kind of gangsta slang.

  • ||

    How can I become a Mulatto? Is there a degree available from The University of Phoenix. I have the passion, but limited time.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It's a state of mind. And you can get a certificate on the internet.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    If everyone voted libertarian, libertarians would have total control! Bwahahahahaha! DO AS WE SAY!

  • Jim||

    That question-asker looks like a douchebag. I hate him.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Librarians for Libertarians.

  • Jim||

    And that question asker is not nearly attractive enough. C'mon, TV crew, get it right.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Don't get me started on marriage licensing, Welch.

  • Jim||

    Brian Thompson the character actor from "Cobra"?

  • Fiscal Meth||

    I'm going to vote for the guy who will go one step beyond forcing rape victims to have the baby. I want the guy who will do the raping himself.

  • Jim||

    STEVE SMITH EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE LAUNCHING THIS WEEKEND!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I swear to Gaia, if someone doesn't ask on Stossel's Facebook page about Farmville subsidies, I will lose faith in the internets.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    That young fellow hasn't earned his leather jacket yet.

  • Jim||

    Why did the audience laugh and woot when Stossel put on sunglasses?

  • ||

    shades with the 'stache = total 70s pornstar vibe

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    If you love Canada so much, Stossel, why don't you just gay marry it?

  • Fiscal Meth||

    Because once you let people marry countries, what's to keep them from marrying their dogs?

  • Fiscal Meth||

    Whats the matter stachey? Couldn't find any comically oversized shades?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    An electronic girdle? What will they think of next?

  • Jim||

    LOL "coffee wine grease or blood!" commercial for stain remover. Way to throw "blood" into that list with a jovial voice.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Add in jizz and you've had yourself a bitchin par-tay.

  • Fiscal Meth||

    They should have said "baby blood" just to see if anyone's paying attention

  • Jim||

    Way to work the "hands off my medicare" freaks into the show.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    These tea partiers look dangerous!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    What if it's the regulations that are making us rich???

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    GAY ALERT!

  • Jim||

    Did Stossel live in Saudi Arabia when he was young?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Remember when Stossel was young they were having the war between the states.

  • Fiscal Meth||

    Are you telling me the days when a woman knew her place weren't the good ol days?

  • ||

    'shoulda showed that wife getting spanked ad

  • Jim||

    Cheating me out of 3 min. of programming.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Giving you one hundred eighty seconds to prepare yourself and adjust the volume before THE JUDGE STARTS SCREAMING LIBERTY AT YOU.

  • Jim||

    Well, nobody died, or took a cum-shot (that I'm aware of...I'm looking at you, Fist), so I guess this was a win?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I'm srubbing something out of my carpets right now.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I guess we're on the outs for another week.

  • MWG||

    Fist of E,

    Are you drunk commenting again?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Faculties completely intact!

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