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John Stossel

Born: 6-Mar-1947
Birthplace: Chicago Heights, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Libertarian reporter

"I just find things that, to me, seem stupid and do a short television piece about them. I am not as intricate about it all as some are. For 20 years, as a consumer reporter, I made judgments about business. Product X is bad or A is better than B, and nobody in news was doing that about government regulations -- so I am just applying the same consumer-reporting technique to government as to the marketplace."

In 2012, wrote an extremely biased piece intending to minimize the US Government's role in the creation of the Internet. He fabricates a history which does not exist, one of the Internet flourishing "in spite of" the government's control, where the reality is that private enterprise -- telephone companies, Compuserve, AOL, even companies such as Digital Equipment Corporation -- had little interest in connecting separate network fiefdoms until the 1990s. Fundamental errors in the article, including the entire thesis, are certainly deliberate, and must draw into question all of Stossel's reporting and motives. One must conclude that Stossel is either incompetent, or someone's witting or unwitting stooge.

Father: (German immigrant)
Mother: (German immigrant)
Brother: Thomas P. Stossel (physician)
Wife: (two children)

    High School: New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL
    University: BA Psychology, Princeton University (1969)

    Emmy 19
    Peabody
    Polk Award
    Draft Deferment: Vietnam
    Objectivists
    German Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Stuttering

    TELEVISION
    20/20
    Good Morning America

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    I Want Your Money (28-Jul-2010) · Himself
    A Lawyer Walks into a Bar... (27-Mar-2007) · Himself

Author of books:
Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media (2004)


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