Austin Petersen

Fox Business cancels “Freedom Watch”

We received bad news yesterday as the Fox Business Channel canceled Freedom Watch, the show hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano that focuses features libertarian commentary on the news and issues of the day:

FOX Business Network (FBN) will debut a new primetime schedule featuring encore presentations of the channel’s top post-market programs, announced Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President of the network. Starting February 20th at 8 PM/ET, viewers will find additional airings of The Willis Report (5PM & 8PM/ET), Cavuto (6PM & 9PM/ET) and Lou Dobbs Tonight (7PM & 10PM/ET). The new lineup will replace FreedomWatch with Judge Andrew Napolitano, Power & Money with David Asman and Follow the Money with Eric Bolling.
We look forward to Judge Napolitano, David and Eric continuing to make significant contributions to both FOX Business and FOX News. In addition to daily branded segments, each of them will be showcased throughout future programming on both networks.”

“Freedom Watch” on primetime this week

Mediaite reports that Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show, Freedom Watch, is getting a test run in primetime this week:

Fans of libertarian-focused Fox Business Network show Freedom Watch and host Judge Andrew Napolitano will be glad to see the weekend show get a weekday run next week, at 9pmET. “Freedom Week” let’s Napolitano expand his program, and expand his reach, to the FBN audience – and also could serve as a try-out for a regular spot in the line-up.

“Freedom Week” let’s Napolitano expand his program, and expand his reach, to the FBN audience – and also could serve as a try-out for a regular spot in the line-up.

Here are the topics for each day:

  • Monday: Privacy
  • Tuesday: War
  • Wednesday: Property Rights
  • Thursday: Free Speech
  • Friday: Contracts

Best of luck to the Freedom Watch crew!

Patrick Michaels discussed peer review of climate data

The Atlas Foundation is out with another video is Patrick Michaels of the Cato Institute on the ClimateGate scandal, the lack of review of data produced by purveyors of this junk science:

Atlas Foundation talks with Patrick Michaels

Austin Petersen of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation recently spoke with the Cato Institute’s Patrick Michaels on Climategate, the leaked e-mails from the Climatic Research Unit that have caused such an uproar:

Breaking News: Bob Barr Backs Out of Ron Paul’s Press Conference

Sources say that Libertarian Party Candidate Bob Barr did not make an appearance at Dr. Paul’s press conference as agreed and is instead having his own press conference, per a flyer being handed out by LP Communications Director Andrew Davis.

As much effort as Dr. Paul put into promoting this press conference, one has to wonder what effect this will have on his relationship with Barr and how Ron’s supporters will respond.  If the reaction at Ron Paul Forums is any indication, missing this press conference was a mistake.


Reason’s Dave Weigel at Hit and Run is now reporting this-

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