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February 17, 2012

Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Final Installment of “The Plain Truth”

by Stephen Littau

As most of you are aware, Judge Andrew Napolitano’s final episode of “Freedom Watch” on Fox Business Channel aired earlier this week. The segment I will miss the most is the judge’s closing monologue he called “The Plain Truth.” Here is the final installment:

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3 Comments

  1. I still haven’t read any compelling reason for the cancellation. I was under the impression it was getting good ratings. But Fox Business is a private concern, so of course they can air what they like.

    I guess the email feedback was a bit objurgatory:

    Dear Friends–

    Many of you are not happy with the cancellation of FreedomWatch, and you have sent emails to my Fox colleagues expressing that unhappiness. In television, shows are cancelled all the time. Two of my former shows have been cancelled, and after each cancellation, Fox has rewarded me with more and better work. This cancellation–along with others that accompanied it–was the result of a business judgment here, and is completely unrelated to the FreedomWatch message. It would make a world of a difference for all of us, if you would KINDLY STOP SENDING EMAILS TO FOX.

    I am well. Your values are strong. I will continue to articulate those values here at Fox. But the emails many of you are sending are unfairly interfering with my work and that of my colleagues here. The emails even violate our values because they interfere with the use of private property. I have accepted the cancellation decision with good cheer and a sense of gearing up for the future. You should as well.

    As a favor to me, and as I have asked this past weekend, PLEASE STOP SENDING EMAILS TO MY COLLEAGUES AT FOX ABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF FreedomWatch; and please stop NOW.

    All the best, apn.

    From http://www.zerohedge.com/news/first-freedom-watch-cancelled-now-colbert-suspended

    Comment by Akston — February 18, 2012 @ 11:50 am
  2. Akston, I’ve heard conflicting reasons for FW’s cancellation as well. Regardless, I think Judge Nap handled the cancellation with class and serves as a great example for the rest of us. I understand why people, particularly libertarians, are angry and may respond in such a negative way. Unfortunately, this reflects badly on those of us who would like to build the movement toward less government and more freedom.

    Comment by Stephen Littau — February 20, 2012 @ 8:59 am
  3. Being painfully aware of the occasional irony with which I post this:

    “The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended.”

    - Frederick Bastiat

    Comment by Akston — February 20, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

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