Category Archives: John Stossel

September 26, 2021

John Stossel SUES Facebook, Says Platform Fact-Checker Claimed He Pushed Misleading Info

Stossel’s complaint alleged Facebook and its fact-checking partners “falsely attributed to Stossel a claim he never made, and on that basis flagged the content as ‘misleading’ and ‘missing context,’ so that would-be viewers would be routed to the false attribution statement,” according to Variety.

Famous conservative commentator John Stossel reportedly filed suit against Facebook for placing fact-check labels on his videos. 

Stossel declared via Twitter that “Facebook and ‘fact checking’ activists at a group called Climate Feedback claimed I pushed misleading information – but I never made the claim they said I did! Even after pointing it out to them, they doubled down. Now, I’m suing.” ReclaimTheNet obtained a reported copy of the lawsuit. Variety illustrated that Stossel is “demanding at least $2 million in damages from Facebook in a lawsuit he filed against the social media giant, alleging the company defamed him by appending fact-checking labels to two videos he posted about climate change,” Variety explained in a Sept. 23 article

Facebook reportedly responded to Variety that the platform is ready to lock horns: “We believe this case is without merit and we will defend ourselves vigorously against the allegations.”

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September 7, 2021

John Stossel: The Rise of Citizen Journalists (Video)

Tim Pool is part of what some call the new media — citizen journalists who work for themselves.

May 21, 2021

John Stossel: Letting Crowder Speak — The FULL Interview (Video)

Here’s my FULL interview with Steven Crowder — who faces censorship despite being the biggest independent news channel here.

March 4, 2021

We Are ALL Essential with Mike Rowe (Video)

Mike Rowe tells John Stossel that Covid rules had a huge unintended consequence: They crushed work, sapping meaning from many people’s lives.

February 14, 2021

John Stossel – 5 Socialism Myths: Part 1 (Video)

Socialism is now as popular as capitalism among young people. That’s because they are being told nonsense.

December 2, 2019

John Stossel: Are We Doomed? (Video)

Climate alarmists spread myths and declare impending doom.

January 18, 2018

Stossel: The Southern Poverty Law Center Scam (Video)

There are dangerous hate groups in America. So a group called the Southern Poverty Law Center promises to warn us about them. They release an annual list of hate groups in America.

January 12, 2017

John Stossel: What the clueless, deceitful New York Times tells me about Trump

“Trump Denies Climate Change, These Kids Die.”
That’s the headline on a Nicholas Kristof column about drought in southern Africa. Apparently, there were no dry spells before “man-made global warming.”

Now that I no longer do a weekly TV show, I have more time to read my local paper. Sadly, that’s The New York Times.

The Times actually does some good reporting, but their political and economic coverage is filled with deceit.

Can I find deceit every day? You bet. Take a look at a few days just last week.

–Thursday:

The front page: “NAFTA’s promise is falling short, Mexicans agree.”

Wow, the Times now embraces Donald Trump’s position on trade? Economists estimate that 14 million jobs depend upon NAFTA, but people everywhere often oppose trade because the smaller number of jobs lost is more visible than gradual gains.

What evidence of NAFTA’s failings does the Times offer? Oddly, the article says “the workforce has grown.”

Ah, hello? Job growth is good.

Jose Luis Rico “earns well under $10,000 a year.”

Not much by American standards, but good for Latin America, and the reporter mentions that Rico got “a handful of raises.” Have you gotten “a handful of raises”?

Despite NAFTA, the “gap between the nation’s rich and poor persists.”

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November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Tragedy by John Stossel

Property rights saved the Pilgrims from starvation; a lack of property rights keeps Indians in poverty today.

Tomorrow, as you celebrate the meal the Pilgrims ate with Indians, pause a moment to thank private property.

I know that seems weird, but before that first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims nearly starved to death because they didn’t respect private property.

When they first arrived in Massachusetts, they acted like Bernie Sanders wants us to act. They farmed “collectively.” Pilgrims said, “We’ll grow food together and divide the harvest equally.”

Bad idea. Economists call this the “tragedy of the commons.” When everyone works “together,” some people don’t work very hard.

Likewise, when the crops were ready to eat, some grabbed extra food—sometimes picking corn at night, before it was fully ready. Teenagers were especially lazy and likely to steal the commune’s crops.

Pilgrims almost starved. Governor Bradford wrote in his diary, “So they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could… that they might not still thus languish in misery.”

His answer: He divided the commune into parcels and assigned each Pilgrim his own property, or as Bradford put it, “set corn every man for his own particular. … Assigned every family a parcel of land.”

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October 27, 2016

John Stossel: The ruling class, this election and you

When Clinton wore white to a debate, the Times called the color an “emblem of hope” and a Philadelphia Inquirer writer used words like “soft and strong … a dream come true.” But when Melania Trump wore white, that same writer called it a “scary statement,” as if Melania Trump’s white symbolized white supremacy, “another reminder that in the G.O.P. white is always right.”

America is often described as a society without the Old World’s aristocracy. Yet we still have people who feel entitled to boss the rest of us around. The “elite” media, the political class, Hollywood and university professors think their opinions are obviously correct, so they must educate us peasants.

OK, so they don’t call us “peasants” anymore. Now we are “deplorables” — conservatives or libertarians. Or Trump supporters.

The elite have a lot of influence over how we see things.

I don’t like Donald Trump. I used to. I once found him refreshing and honest. Now I think he’s a mean bully. I think that partly because he mocked a disabled person. I saw it on TV. He waved his arms around to mimic a New York Times reporter with a disability — but wait!

It turns out that Trump used the same gestures and tone of speech to mock Ted Cruz and a general he didn’t’ like. It’s not nice, but it doesn’t appear directed at a disability.

I only discovered this when researching the media elite for my TV show. Even though I’m a media junkie, I hadn’t seen the other side of the story. The elite spoon-fed me their version of events.

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