John Stossel Moving On Up

john-holmesThe best broadcast journalist, the best ‘stache.

Rock on, John.

Full story here.

UPDATE: Via PeterK, this from the ‘stache man himself:

It’s time for a change.

In one month, I leave ABC News.

In October, I will join the folks at Fox.

I plan to do a one hour prime time show every week on FBN, the Fox Business Channel, and contribute to various existing programs on Fox News Channel.

I’m grateful to ABC News for allowing me to do stories that challenged conventional wisdom, and occasionally enraged many of its viewers. But it’s said that everyone should change jobs every 7 years.   I’ve been at ABC for 28 years …

In my new job, I want to dig into the meaning of the words “liberty” and “limited government”.  ABC enabled me to do some of that, but Fox offers me more airtime and a new challenge.

I’m still considering what I will do with my own show, one hour each week.   Economics certainly.  Exercises in understanding libertarianism.  My “take” on the issues of the day.   Kind of like this blog.  In fact, maybe we’ll call it, Stossel’s Take?

I ask you for your ideas.  A studio audience?  Should I wander around Congress?

To be continued…


  1. Tom says:

    Leaving ABC News for Fox News = Leaving mainstream movies for porn
    Both Fox News and porn have large audiences with addictive personalities who are sometimes afraid to admit they watch.
    So I guess the John Holmes photo is appropriate.

  2. Daniel says:

    And to further the analogy, Tom, porn has become disturbingly mainstream over the past decade or so.

  3. Tom says:

    *stumbling, grabbing belt, shuffling papers around *
    Hmm, what, uh, yeah, I was just checking my stocks and my 401k statement. Damn jobless recovery.

  4. poof! says:

    Don’t let Stossel fool you. It’s back to cheesy consumer and undercover reporting for him.