Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Friday, March 13, 2009
No Waffle Stossel
How did libertarian John Stossel ever make it onto network television? Tonight he landed interviews with Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Peter Fazio (D-OR), neither of whom could manage much of a defense of the policy he was defending -- massive government intervention in the economy in Hoyer's case, opposition to private toll roads in Fazio's. You get the feeling they'd never been asked the questions before. Then he did an item in favor of medical marijuana and took on government-funded pre-kindergarten classes and former Rep. Duncan Hunter's (R-CA) ineffective 670-mile border fence. This was on ABC. Yes, ABC.