"Give Me A Break!" -- John Stossel is a Massive Tool
I doubt I've seen an episode of 20/20 since the 1990s, but I just happened to catch it tonight while flipping channels.
I forgot what a massive tool John Stossel is.
A constant apologist for big business, Stossel's piece tonight is essentially presented the view that a business owner should be able to hire/fire anyone they want for any reason, since it's "their money." This particular report was about age discrimination laws, but following this thread, a company should be allowed in Stossel's world to not hire old people, gay people, minorities, women, non-christians, etc., because it's "their business." I find it amazing that such a premise should be presented on a national news magazine on a network that itself has taken its share of heat for offering insurance benefits to same-sex couples.
Stossel is a self-confessed libertarian, which is fine in and of itself, although he rarely acknowledges this on air. His data and sources almost always come from "biased" sources, with a lot of libertarian think-tanks involved. Now, I know this is technically an "opinion" pieces, and that there are different standards for "opinion" vs. "news," but I just find it somewhat weird that they offer these commentaries in such a one sided manner.
Ah well... just venting.