21 questions

John Stossel Has an Effigy of Barney Frank Hanging Above His Sofa

Name: John Stossel
Age: 62
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Occupation: Host of Stossel, Thursdays on FBN.

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Dagny Taggart.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Wings at the Firehouse on Columbus Avenue.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I read, watch, obsess, write, obsess, write more, edit, re-edit, and then talk.

Would you live here on a $35,000 salary?
That’s more than I made when I got here.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
The Naked Cowboy.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
No. That’s irresponsible. I give to the Doe Fund and other groups like the Doe Fund that have a track record showing that they really help.

What’s your drink?
Diet Coke.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
I fix a healthy breakfast for myself and then pig out on junk food much of the rest of the day.

What’s your favorite medication?
Beach volleyball.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
Barney Frank in effigy.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?

When’s bedtime?
Whenever I feel like it.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
The innovative but not yet sleazy center of the Arts. Unfortunately, that was before I was born.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
Clever entrepreneur, but a bully when he tries to use government and crony connections (eminent domain) to force an old lady in Atlantic City out of her house. Glad he lost that one. Hope I helped.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Smug, ignorant, and arrogant Upper West Side Lefties.

Who is your mortal enemy?
Smug, ignorant, and arrogant Upper West Side Lefties and personal-injury lawyers.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Yesterday. I drive to Chelsea Piers to play volleyball.

How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
Its biggest effect is to cause me to spend more time defending free markets. Financially, not so much. I had hedged by investing in a gold fund.

Times , Post, or Daily News?
Times, Post, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.

Where do you go to be alone?
Central Park.

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Wanting to be where there’s LIFE.

John Stossel Has an Effigy of Barney Frank Hanging Above His Sofa