• What a Wonderful World (Tonight at 9PM on FBN)

      The media tell us life gets worse. As usual, they miss the big picture.

      This is a wonderful world, and it's getting better. We live longer:

      This week, I talk to Sonia Arrison, author of "100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith" She says that future generations will have time to change jobs, change families, and that the first person who will live to be 150-years-old is already alive.

      Swedish professor Hans Rosling will explain his video that celebrates the miracle of the washing machine. His TED talk videos have been viewed millions of times online.

      "An Idea walked into a bar..." British author Matt Ridley says the world gets better because "ideas have sex." He's on to something. We'll discuss how ideas have sex and then produce better ideas.

      Finally, entrepreneur Peter Diamandis offers multi-million dollar prizes for winners of competitions to do things like:

      •Land a robot on the moon

      •Invent a 100 miles-per-gallon car

      •Invent a phone that gives you better medical diagnoses than your doctor might.

      His competitions foment more innovation than government central planning ever has.

      Please join us tonight to see how ideas having sex give us a wonderful world.

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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