John Stossel of Fox News will join a conservative activist group for rallies designed to build opposition to health-care reform.
Americans For Prosperity (AFP) has announced that Stossel, a “renowned health care reporter and analyst,” will participate in three “Health Care Town Halls,” starting next week in Arkansas.In a press release, AFP says that the events will be designed in part to “discuss the dangers of government-forced health care.”
The news comes at a time when the White House has aggressively challenged Fox’s legitimacy as a news organization. Stossel is longtime conservative/libertarian TV personality, who left ABC News for Rupert Murdoch’s network in September.
A Fox News spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TPMmuckraker.
Late Update: It’s worth noting that Stossel appeared at at least one earlier AFP anti-reform event, this one in Wisconsin in late August. Stossel worked for ABC at the time.