This week, a tribute to people who make a difference in the fight for freedom.
People on the street in New York City told us that politicians are champions of freedom. Maybe a few have been -- but I'd argue that most politicians are enemies of freedom.
Tonight, Steve Forbes and John Allison, former CEO of BB&T bank, will talk about how entrepreneurs champion freedom, not bureaucracy and big government.
Some freedom fighters come from places you wouldn't expect, like Hollywood. Syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock, also a senior fellow with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, will try to explain how blockbuster movies like ‘Jerry Maguire' broadcast the message of liberty, even when they don't intend to.
Washington, Jefferson, Franklin... most of the heroes of the American Revolution were male. Where were the women? British author John Blundell has written on America's "Ladies of Liberty." He, along with Nicole Neily from the Independent Women's Forum tell stories of heroic female freedom fighters that were news to me.
Finally, we honor the Institute for Justice, a law firm that fights in the courts to free small businesses from the chains of regulation that governments impose.
Join us tonight as we celebrate the champions of freedom.
This Week's Show -- July 10, 2014
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.
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