The final episode of Stossel will air tonight, as host John Stossel, has been asked by Fox Business to step down amid falling ratings. Once a prominent anchor on ABC’s Good Morning America and 20/20, John Stossel’s career was one hideous tumble into libertarianism and unpopularity.
After ABC no longer had use for him, Fox News’ B list network hired Stossel in 2009 to host a daily talk show where he propagated his wild theories and perspectives on politics. From the peak of his career with ABC until his eventual retirement, his ratings fell the further he fell into the fringe.
Today marks a symbolic day of the failure of libertarianism to gain popularity as it’s most beloved TV host goes off the air.