Thursday, December 10, 2009

John Stossel Premiers Tonight: FOX Business News

John Stossel's new TV program "Stossel" premiers tonight on FOX Business News (FBN) at 8 p.m. and will be repeated tommorow (Friday) at 10 p.m. According to John

My first show, Thursday Dec. 10, will be on Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged or on Global Warming. Then I’ll do one on health care. FBN has given me an opportunity to do 44 TV shows on what I am passionate about: economic liberty.

20 Comments:

At 12/10/2009 10:00 AM, Blogger vakeraj said...

Great reporter, sure to be a great show. I'm just a little concerned that he'll be boxed in as one of those "conservative Fox guys" now that he's left ABC.

 
At 12/10/2009 10:50 AM, Anonymous Machiavelli999 said...

I'm just a little concerned that he'll be boxed in as one of those "conservative Fox guys"

Seriously, on this point, I am simply amazed at how much of a market there is for these "conservative Fox guys". I mean they all say the same thing. There is no variety. There is nothing different that Stossel brings that a Glenn Beck or a Sean Hannity or an O'Reilly doesn't bring.

And yet the ratings for the shows remain high. Don't take it personally, but you guys really have no lives if you just sit there and listen to one talking head after another reaffirm your beliefs.

 
At 12/10/2009 11:12 AM, Blogger randian said...

This isn't showing up in any of my guide data (TV Guide, DVR).

Don't take it personally, but you guys really have no lives if you just sit there and listen to one talking head after another reaffirm your beliefs.

We should open our minds to the rot of CNN, then?

 
At 12/10/2009 11:20 AM, Anonymous Machiavelli999 said...

We should open our minds to the rot of CNN, then?

You should open your mind to doing something else than watching cable news and listening to talk radio.

As I said, I am not surprised that there are succesful conservative TV shows, I am surprised how many of them there are. Especially, since they are all basically identical.

 
At 12/10/2009 11:40 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

And yet the ratings for the shows remain high. Don't take it personally, but you guys really have no lives if you just sit there and listen to one talking head after another reaffirm your beliefs.

You lefties do the same thing. The only difference is that Fox is one channel with a limited number of shows. You lot spread yourselves thinner across many cable and network channels that also produce one talking head after another who reaffirm your beliefs. I'm not that surprised you couldn't do the math.

Personally, I don't watch any of them on any channel, but I will be watching Stossel. I only ever watched 20/20 because of him.

 
At 12/10/2009 12:01 PM, Blogger Richard Rider, Chair, San Diego Tax Fighters said...

What galls liberals is that the market has spoken concerning which political shows get the customers. "Progressive" radio networks die, except for NPR that receives taxpayer funding.

The rest of the TV and radio networks attempt to hide their liberal political bias, spewing their one-sided bilge over the airwaves while claiming objectivity.

The fun comparison is market share. Here's a report comparing the ranking Fox News vs. the clearly liberal MSNBC and the supposedly neutral CNN. It's from a biased source, but I suspect it is accruate. I couldn't quickly find an objective comparison URL. Someone else can post that.

http://www.conservapedia.com/Fox_news

"Fox News Channel was the 2nd highest rated cable channel on all of television during the first quarter of 2009 in prime time Total Viewers. CNN was 17th and MSNBC 24th for the first three months of the year. FNC beat CNN and MSNBC combined and gained the most compared to the first quarter of 2008, up 24%. 2009's first quarter was FNC's 3rd highest rated quarter in prime time in the network's history — just behind Q4 '08 and Q3 '05. In prime time, ages 25-54 demo, and in total day in both categories, FNC grew more year-to-year than CNN and MSNBC combined. FNC had nine of the top 10 programs on cable news in Total Viewers."

 
At 12/10/2009 12:06 PM, Blogger Richard Rider, Chair, San Diego Tax Fighters said...

It IS too bad that Stossel left 20-20, as the audience was FAR larger than what he'll find on the Fox Business channel. Also it was an audience that needs reaching -- a broader political demographic.

Not sure if he was squeezed out or left on his own, but the bottom line is that we lost a rare libertarian spokesman on a major TV network.

 
At 12/10/2009 3:45 PM, Blogger OA said...

Richard Rider, Chair, San Diego Tax Fighters said...
It IS too bad that Stossel left 20/20, as the audience was FAR larger than what he'll find on the Fox Business channel. Also it was an audience that needs reaching -- a broader political demographic.


Yeah, but note Stossel is doing 44 dedicated shows on FBN. Not sure how many he did on 20/20, but he had only a small amount of dedicated specials.

I also think painting a target on his back may help his visibility. Glenn Beck was on CNN for a couple years without much notice. It wasn't until he went to Fox that he started getting slammed in the blogosphere (and mentioned by politicians). Well it was probably there before, but the volume had to have jumped.

Stossel I think was tolerated while on 20/20, but I think now he'll be outright attacked. Which will likely help viewership. Watch the volume of his stuff on Youtube. Right now is mainly years old stuff or some quick spots on Fox shows.

 
At 12/10/2009 5:38 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"I mean they all say the same thing. There is no variety. There is nothing different that Stossel brings that a Glenn Beck or a Sean Hannity or an O'Reilly doesn't bring"...

Yeah, what the world needs more of is Olbermans, Matthews, or Maddows...

ROFLMAO!

 
At 12/10/2009 6:54 PM, Blogger misterjosh said...

There is nothing different that Stossel brings that a Glenn Beck or a Sean Hannity or an O'Reilly doesn't bring.

Seriously? You don't think Stossel's decriminalize drugs drive is different from Hannity or O'Reilly's positions?

Do you see Hannity calling republicans Hypocrites or gas bags? Stossel does. I can't stand Hannity & I got tired of O'Reilly 5 years ago, but I'll be watching Stossel.

 
At 12/10/2009 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, what Fox has done is acquire persons who developed audiences on other networks.

I think Stoessel will be tarnished, not burnished, with Fox, and his audience will be smaller over time.

If CNN and the other channels were smart, they would develop talent that would not philosophically fit on Fox, or ask the talent to criticize Fox so Fox would never acquire it.

Have you ever seen someone leave Fox and go to a mainstream site? I think these guys are limiting their future. Well, they could go to Australia, I suppose.

 
At 12/10/2009 7:14 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

If CNN and the other channels were smart, they would develop talent that would not philosophically fit on Fox, or ask the talent to criticize Fox so Fox would never acquire it.

Ummmm....I haven't noticed that they're NOT doing that. Those channels are filled with breathless useful idiots.

 
At 12/10/2009 11:15 PM, Anonymous FrankReality said...

I just wish I could get FBN... and dump CNN and MSNBC.

 
At 12/10/2009 11:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is nothing different that Stossel brings that a Glenn Beck or a Sean Hannity or an O'Reilly doesn't bring.

You've never watched Stossel I take it? He's one of the few rational people on TV these days.

 
At 12/11/2009 9:36 AM, Anonymous Junkyard_hawg1985 said...

"Fox News Channel was the 2nd highest rated cable channel on all of television during the first quarter of 2009 in prime time Total Viewers. CNN was 17th and MSNBC 24th for the first three months of the year. FNC beat CNN and MSNBC combined and gained the most compared to the first quarter of 2008, up 24%. 2009's first quarter was FNC's 3rd highest rated quarter in prime time in the network's history — just behind Q4 '08 and Q3 '05. In prime time, ages 25-54 demo, and in total day in both categories, FNC grew more year-to-year than CNN and MSNBC combined. FNC had nine of the top 10 programs on cable news in Total Viewers."

This is really quite an impressive feat given that CNN and MSNBC are available in the cheap package on DirecTV, but you actually have to pay more if you want to get Fox News or FBC. I pay the extra money (more for FBC than FNC)! Markets in everything.

 
At 12/11/2009 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lefties"..."CNN rot"...the depth of intellection on this blog never ceases to amaze. As for Stossel, he made a lot of money doing a mediocre job as a "reporter" in an over-bloated industry. He then mistakenly attributes his wealth and success to his own efforts and cleverness. and constructs a comforting "libertarian ediface" out of it all. Human beings are communal animals. The western "American" notion of "self-actualized rugged individuals" is a delusion.

 
At 12/11/2009 10:09 PM, Anonymous Steve said...

He was very good on 60 minutes. Can't wait to see him on Fox.

 
At 12/12/2009 5:45 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"the depth of intellection on this blog never ceases to amaze"...

So why do you come back anon? For the apparent pain it gives you?

"As for Stossel, he made a lot of money doing a mediocre job as a "reporter" in an over-bloated industry"...

You of course have something credible and substantial to back up what otherwise sounds like dyspeptic whining, right?

"He then mistakenly attributes his wealth and success to his own efforts and cleverness"...

Hmmm, I don't think Stossel has ever worked for NPR so you must be confusing him with someone like Tavis Smiley or Bill Moyers maybe...

"The western "American" notion of "self-actualized rugged individuals" is a delusion"...

Hmmm, so all those Americn accomplishments were imported from Europe or something?

 
At 5/07/2010 1:47 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> "You should open your mind to doing something else than watching cable news and listening to talk radio."

BWAAAAAhahahahahhaaaaa...

You are SUCH a tool.


It SO hacks you liberal twits off that people don't have ONLY the Lamestream media's ridiculously one-sided storylines to follow any more, and that people actually DO get to hear the other side.

To compare John Stossel to Glenn Beck is like comparing David Horowitz to Chris Matthews.

Only a libtard IDIOT could not see the difference. But then, that IS a blatant description of you.

 
At 5/07/2010 2:01 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> If CNN and the other channels were smart, they would develop talent that would not philosophically fit on Fox, or ask the talent to criticize Fox so Fox would never acquire it.

BWAAAAAAhhhhhhhahahahahahahahahaa!!!

And we pretty much instantaneously know we've got the libtard idiot "anon" here. Like there were many, if ANY, CNN personalities who could get NEAR a Fox show without a massive philosophical shift akin to being struck by lightning and finding God after a long life of outspoken Atheism.

> Have you ever seen someone leave Fox and go to a mainstream site? I think these guys are limiting their future.

Yeah, they're relegated to being on news channels that actually have audiences and get paid for running commercials.

Your deep and abiding concern for their well being is sooooooo recognizably heartfelt. LOLZ.

 

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