John Stossel on Journalism, How He Became Libertarian and His New Book "No They Can't"

"Some guy came up to me said, 'Are you John Stossel?...I hope you die soon,'" recounts Fox Business Network host and Reason contributor John Stossel.  Thankfully Stossel found a more civil audience when he stopped by Reason's Washington, DC office on April 11, 2012 to promote his new book No, They Can’t: Why Government Fails But Individuals Succeed.

During a lively Q&A session, Stossel took questions from the audience about his book, his time as a consumer reporter, and the power of the internet to communicate libertarian ideas.

About 6.30 minutes.

Camera by Joshua Swain, Meredith Bragg and Jim Epstein. Edited by Swain.

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  • Pip||

    Fortuitous!

  • Lord Humungus||

    I became a libertarian after the monocle factory in my basement burned to the ground. Since the government didn't allow the importation of Cambodian children to serve as glass polishers, I thought it best to join a party that would.

  • jdgalt||

    I wonder if Stossel will be next?

    http://www.infowars.com/exclus.....was-fired/

  • Paul.||

    Word from the inside, he didn't get fired for what he said, Fox fired its entire prime-time linup for economic reasons.

    http://constitutionaldaily.com.....&Itemid=71

  • WWNGD?||

    I *knew* Soros was behind the firing and 9/11.

  • R C Dean||

    the monocle factory in my basement burned to the ground

    So, you're saying it burned up?

  • Paul.||

    What he's saying is, he was late on his payments to the private fire department. So no one put a hose on it.

  • Jake W||

    Besides, what roads would they use to get there?

  • Paul.||

    The best kind, private roads built by immigrant child labor. Non-union, natch.

  • Raistlin||

    Perhaps the firefighters were taking high-speed rail? Or... gamboling?

  • Paul.||

    There are no trains in libertopia. Only SUVs.

  • Raistlin||

    That's too bad. I hear there is pleanty of room on those trains. Enough to fit a whole brigade of firemen.

  • Sevo||

    Raistlin|5.7.12 @ 5:35PM|#
    "That's too bad. I hear there is pleanty of room on those trains. Enough to fit a whole brigade of firemen."

    Yeah, but they won't get there for just *hours*!
    And the policy is "No Hoses!"

  • WWNGD?||

    I visited the link by clicking on your name. It said the page was about current events yet hasn't been updated since October 2008, I sense a disturbance in the force.

  • Copernicus||

    RC:

    I got your joke if nobody else did while doing a high-speed derailing into the same'ol sameol. I know the first rule is don't explain it, so I'll do it for you.

    1.Fire in basement burned to the ground.
    2. You then said "so it burned up"?
    3. "ground" level is above the basement.
    4. Therefore the fire burned in an "upward" direction, thus the humor in "burned up", since "burned up" is also a common expression.

    Ain't the brain cool? All that reasoning takes place in a nanosecond producing a giggle.

    On a serious note: Both John Stossel and Michael Medved appear gay although they aren't (well, I guess we're all at least a little gay). Is it the moustache? Discuss.

    On a 2nd note: Did you know that moustache and mustache are both acceptable spellings but Mozilla likes "mustache"

  • Entropy Void||

    What an astute bot!

  • joy||

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  • some guy666||

    John Stossel is an overpaid tool.

  • Polymath||

    Oh? How much is Stossel making as a 'tool'?

    And what training does one need to become an overpaid tool?

  • angala||

    nice

  • Coach Outlet123||

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