John Stossel on Media's Big Government Bias



As a CBS correspondent, Sharyl Attkisson reported on the shifting explanation for the Benghazi, Libya, attacks, and the bungled rollout of the Obamacare website. But according to Attkisson, the network got tired of her reports criticizing government. She no longer works there.

This sounds all to familiar to John Stossel. Unfortunately, the media powers that be love stories about weird external threats from which government can swoop in to rescue you, writes Stossel. They are much less fond, however, of complex stories in which problems are solved subtly by the dynamism of the free market. The invisible hand, after all, is invisible. It works its magic in a million places and makes adjustments every minute. That's hard for reporters to see—especially when they're not looking for it.