Blunt John Stossel on Why He left Liberal ABC News: 'It Sucked There'
Journalist John Stossel left the liberal confines of ABC News "because
it sucked there." The libertarian reporter talked to the Heritage Foundation's Rob Bluey in an interview posted Thursday and exposed the liberal culture at his former network: "They were hostile to these ideas that have made us prosperous and I consider so important."
He added that ABC "tolerated" him and his good ratings, "But by the end, they were sort of saying, 'Oh, you're predictable, Stossel. All you want to do is libertarian economics all the time. I don't want to watch that.'"
He joked that ABC preferred to do stories on how "[Michael Jackson's] still dead."
admitted that he was "not offered a job by Fox." He added, "I went over
and begged, 'Please hire me. I can't stand it anymore.'"
On Barack Obama and his liberalism, Stossel derided, "It was like he's a magic politician who is going to do these things. And the promise is all people pay attention to."
A partial transcript of the interview can be found below. The full interview can be found here: