Apr 1 1998

‘Greed’ Is Bad Reporting

Nobody, but nobody, gets to use network news as a soapbox to proselytize for his personal ideological views like ABC‘s John Stossel does. His messianic fervor for the “free market” has often been displayed on his regular 20/20 gig as well as on several ABC Newsspecials–but never with as heavy a hand as on his February 3 broadcast, Greed With John Stossel. The hour-long special was Stossel’s attempt to make the case that, in the words of one of his hand-picked experts, “greed is good.” To this dubious end, the ABC correspondent mustered faulty logic, one-sided sourcing, twisted history and […]