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Friday, September 11, 2009

Stossel's move to Fox

I’ve long been a fan of John Stossel over at ABC. He announced yesterday that he is leaving ABC and will be moving to Fox where he will have his own show on FBN and will be a Fox contributor.

I have mixed emotions about this. On the one hand “Good for you John!” He’ll be in a more friendly environment to do his type of reporting and will have great exposure. On the other hand, we are losing a great voice on one of the broadcast network news shows which will just increase the homogeneous nature of the news programming there. I also predict the standard “Well that opinion came from Fox News” dismissal by the left of all his future stories which wasn’t quite as easily done when he was doing them on ABC in primetime.

It is sad to see that various right or libertarian voices continue to migrate to Fox which just reinforces the political polarization of the news networks. Or maybe it just makes starkly obvious that which has always been there.

Oh well, time to go update the DVR – goodbye 20/20, hello <whatever-the-new-show-will-be-called>

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