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About John Stossel's Bias Rating
John Stossel is a author source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Right.
What a "Lean Right" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Right display media bias in ways that moderately align with conservative, traditional, libertarian, or right-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Right bias is a moderately conservative rating on the political spectrum.Learn more about Lean Right ratings
John Stossel's AllSides Bias Rating™ of lean right makes sense given his libertarian political views, meaning he leans right on fiscal issues and leans left on social matters. As of July 2017, a majority of over 150 AllSides community members agreed with our bias rating. The author’s style combines reporting and commentary reflecting a libertarian political philosophy on economics, largely supportive of a free market. For example, he called government intervention “a folly,” emphasizing his preference of personal responsibility and deregulation.
On social issues he falls well left of center, favoring the legalization of marijuana, recreational drugs, gambling, prostitution, gay marriage and assisted suicide. Stossel’s work has been criticized by several progressive organizations, including Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Media Matters for America and Salon.com.
More on John Stossel
John Stossel is an American consumer television personality, author and libertarian pundit. Stossel worked at ABC News for 28 years before joining Fox News in 2008. As a reporter, Stossel has received numerous honors, including 19 Emmy Awards, as well as being honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club.
Wikipedia: John Stossel
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