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FOX Commentator Andrew Napolitano Unleashes 'What If' Tirade on Eve of Show's Cancelation: VIDEO


Andrew Napolitano's show was canceled by FOX Business last week. He has a few things to say before he goes.


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  1. How did this guy have a show on FOX? Too bad he's gone (if this is any indication of what his show was like).

    Posted by: Gigi | Feb 13, 2012 11:41:19 AM

  2. If you've ever wondered why the US has a two party system, and why a third party will never happen without dramatic changes:

    Posted by: Eric | Feb 13, 2012 11:49:50 AM

  3. Fox Business has an average of 54 000 viewers, 0.1% share, so not so many heard him. And please remember, this a BUSINESS channel fighting against CNBC.
    FBN on its way out.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 13, 2012 12:17:12 PM

  4. What if ... FOX News and FOX Business channel admitted that they are not truly Fair and Balanced,and that they are shrills for the Republican party??

    Posted by: mrrr | Feb 13, 2012 1:07:40 PM

  5. So basically he disagrees with everything and everyone? Hey, not bad for a guy on a Fox channel!

    Seriously though, the "what if" format was horrible and hard to follow. Just say what you want to say!!

    Posted by: Rex Mundi | Feb 13, 2012 1:32:27 PM

  6. What if this was just a 'Vote for Ron Paul' editorial that basically read down his talking points?

    What if those talking points were basically meaningless, over-idealized, over-dramatized, bumper stickers?

    Posted by: DavyJones | Feb 13, 2012 1:34:53 PM

  7. that is one crazy and angry motherf*cker. How do creeps like that get shows to begin with? He'd never pass a psych exam.

    Posted by: hugo | Feb 13, 2012 1:44:18 PM

  8. @Davyjones: What if your response is overly dismissive of a legitimate criticism of a two-party system taken over by big business and the CIA?

    Posted by: Jon | Feb 13, 2012 1:57:04 PM

  9. Judge Napolitano is a fierce libertarian and one of the few media figures who actually believes what he says and stays consistent to his beliefs. He really believes in small government, not like the lip service Republicans give that old chestnut. He believes that the government that governs best governs least, and that the government should stay off our backs, out of our bedrooms, and out of our wallets. He supports marriage equality and civil liberties of all stripes. Too bad those of you knocking him never bothered to watch "Freedom Watch." You would have learned a lot and probably would have enjoyed it. There is no other show on television like it and his voice will be sorely missed by those who tresure freedom.

    Posted by: JCMS | Feb 13, 2012 2:16:07 PM

  10. He is 110% correct. Shills and true believers hate him for it.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 13, 2012 2:19:18 PM

  11. Ugh FOX Business, otherwise known as the network that feeds propaganda to those who were sleeping during ECON 101, or didn't take it. All that watch this network should be required to take that class again. They will just replace his program with something much worse.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Feb 13, 2012 2:20:04 PM

  12. Typical libertarian bs that screams dems and repubs are the same! When, hello, they're not. Ron Paul? Oh please. Smaller government? Really? How exactly are you going to regulate the huge businesses with smaller government? What's that? They don't need regulation? LOL yep, you're a libertarian idiot. Might as well just vote for Monsanto for president.

    Posted by: wtf | Feb 13, 2012 2:40:40 PM

  13. @WTF

    Your argument is based on the flawed assumption that better regulation of businesses requires larger government. This isn't the case.

    Posted by: Eric | Feb 13, 2012 3:11:46 PM

  14. Wow.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Feb 13, 2012 3:21:26 PM

  15. You can just tell how many here are too young to have any real understanding of the world or of history. We had an America of small and weak government when most Americans lived in small towns or farms. We had an America of small and weak government where kids worked down in mines and chained to looms, and where their parents could only shop at the company store and if they tried to form a union the Pinkerton strike breakers showed up. We had an America of filthy food, filthy air, quack medicine, and third world conditions in cities. We had an America where black folks were property and women were third class citizens and gays were invisible. Oh, lordy, let's go back to the gilded age of plutocrats and paupers.

    Posted by: Contrarian | Feb 13, 2012 3:55:01 PM

  16. @Eric - I believe that WTF may realize that it is not the regulation that requires large government, it is large corporations that are be held accountable for not following regulations that require a large government. Even small regs, like cleaning food processing equipment, seems to require someone to check on their compliance on a regular basis. Enforcement and oversight require person power and I would love to see those businesses that require more oversight to be charged more taxes as part of their "fair share."

    Posted by: Scott Lumry | Feb 13, 2012 4:13:31 PM

  17. Newsflash for homos:

    Just because you're gay/lesbian/whatever DOESN'T MEAN you must be a lifelong, unquestioning slave to the Democratic party and any and all 'progressive' politics. You're a human being with complicated and nuanced thoughts and feelings, and if you're an intelligent adult, you'll probably realize [like all intelligent adults regardless of sexual orientation] that in fact the people and institutions that run this country and others are really only nominally adversaries. They really ultimately work for the same team, and this team doesn't have the best interests of the average person at heart, they look after numero uno and big $ interests and special interests groups. In America this is true of Republicans and Democrats. President Obama is a prime example: He's OWNED by Wall St and big $ interests, but when push comes to shove or it's a tight election year, he'll throw gays [for example] a bone. This is a simple, hard fact. And unless you're retarded or a shill, you know there are many poor policies espoused by both so-called conservatives and 'progressives'.

    Commonsense doesn't have to be thrown out the window because of your sexual orientation.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 13, 2012 9:10:51 PM

  18. @RATBASTARD. What are you? Captain obvious?

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 13, 2012 9:32:57 PM

  19. Gee Steve, what did I say that made you post a snide comment? Instead of ridiculing me, why don't you tell me what I posted that's untrue? Educate me, Steve.

    Smart a**.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 13, 2012 9:40:58 PM

  20. That was interesting. What if.. Howard Stern offered him a slot on radio!

    Posted by: grego | Feb 13, 2012 10:41:09 PM

  21. @RATBASTARD. What are you? Captain obvious?

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 13, 2012 9:32:57 PM

    Gee Steve, what did I say that made you post a snide comment? Instead of ridiculing me, why don't you tell me what I posted that's untrue? Educate me, Steve.

    Smart a**.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 13, 2012 9:40:58 PM

    Hmm when I read him calling you Captain obvious, it was my impression he was actually agreeing with your views. Because what you were saying was rather... well... obvious?

    Posted by: Shelly | Feb 13, 2012 11:00:37 PM


    Posted by: TJ | Feb 13, 2012 11:11:05 PM

  23. I don't think so,Shelly

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 14, 2012 12:04:33 AM

  24. *A contrarian is a person who takes up a position opposed to that of the majority, no matter how unpopular. Contrarian styles of argument and disagreement have historically been associated with radicalism and dissent.

    *wikipedia [hey, it's a decent definition]


    I don't think Napolitano's ideas are all that unpopular. Not by a long shot.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 14, 2012 12:10:07 AM

  25. Okay, well, RAT, lord knows there have been times I've appreciated your contrarian nature, but in this case, I have to throw my allegiance to screen name CONTRARAN. Government is not a bad thing. A former in-law almost came to fisticuffs with me because I questioned his use of his fireplace on a no-burn day. How dare the government tell him what to do! Well, when your actions affect others, others get the right to say, "NO!" Your right to a warm butt does not supersede the right of others to breathe (FYI - I'm talking about a place where temps rarely go below freezing).

    Posted by: TJ | Feb 14, 2012 12:28:55 AM

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