• Bill O’Reilly vs. Ron Paul

      Why doesn’t Bill get it?  On tonight’s show, he’s going to rant about federal spending.  He wants cuts.  Good.

      But then he wants to have me on so he can tell me why Ron Paul is wrong, and odd, and shouldn’t be running for President -- and Donald Trump is right.

      I don’t know where to begin.

      We hold elections because we don't know who's going to win. Ron Paul might win.
      Who thought Jimmy Carter could win? Or Barack Obama?  A black, ultra-liberal, freshman Senator?  Or Abe Lincoln?  Lincoln was a dark horse. He defeated two much better known candidates for the Republican nomination in 1860 – at a time when the Republican party had never won a presidential election before.

      Think about sports.  How many times has the underdog won a big game? They don't play the games "on paper." They play them on the field.  Because you never know.

      People are waking up to the horror of government spending.  Maybe this time, the public is ready for Ron Paul.

      I like Donald Trump, but he’s wrong about lots of things.  He keeps saying : Americans “no longer make things.”

      He is dead wrong: American manufacturing output is now near an all-time high.

      If Ron Paul's not running for President, who will point out the evils of big government? It needs to be said. It woke some people up last time.  I wish O’Reilly would listen.  In some ways, he’s a big government guy.  He wants to fight a War on Drugs, investigate oil companies, and forbid insurance compaines from demanding more money from people with pre-existing conditions.  He should spend some time listening to ron Paul.

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  • This Week's Show -- July 10, 2014

    MEDIA BIAS: When I began my career as a consumer reporter, I had an obvious agenda: Businesses cheat consumers! Government must regulate them! But when I wised up about the problems with government, my bosses resisted, and I stopped receiving Emmy Awards. Emmys reward liberal reporting.

    CENSORSHIP AT CBS: Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has a similar story. She explains why she left CBS after it became "harder and harder to get stories on television" that criticized this government and "any powers that be."

    IS STOSSEL BIASED?: Years ago, journalist Howard Kurtz criticized me for not being objective. I said it's impossible for any journalist to be completely objective. Now that Howard Kurtz is on Fox, we debate again.

    THE OBJECTIVITY MYTH: Andrew Kirell of Mediaite.com says, "every journalist has a point of view and they don't just magically check it the minute they walk in the newsroom door."

    NEW MEDIA: Reason TV's Remy Munasifi uses music videos and parodies to complain about things like politicians' spending. One of his latest parodies highlights the scandal surrounding the VA hospitals. Munasifi discusses his videos, which have gone viral on YouTube.

    RETRO REPORT: It's great there's a new media organization called Retro Report, which reveals media hype of the past ("crack babies," America's landfill "crisis," the "superpredator," etc.) and corrects stories everyone in the media got wrong. I discuss the new show with its executive producer, Kyra Darnton.

    REAL OR FAKE?: Sometimes people in the media say things that are so bizarre, you'd think they were made up. Kennedy of The Independents quizzes FoxBusiness.com's Kate Rogers, Fox Business host Charles Payne and me to see if any of us can tell which quotes are real, and which were made up by my staff.

    MY TAKE: I used to report on lots of scares. CBS even ran an ad for me where someone called me a "guardian angel."

    That's bunk. The only guardian angel is a free and open society. That's what allows innovation, gives people longer lives, and lifts billions out of poverty. But these gradual improvements aren't newsworthy. Scares and disaster make the news.

    News is broken not just because we're biased but because most good and important news happens slowly.

    9PM ET on Fox Business Network