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Fox Business launches new nightly show with a libertarian perspective hosted by Kennedy and Matt Welch from Reason

Matt Welch | Dec. 3, 2013 | Reason

As scooped over at Reason 24/7, Fox Business Network has announced a brand spanking new television show featuring some familiar faces! From the press release:

FOX Business Network (FBN) will debut The Independents, a new primetime program hosted by Lisa Kennedy Montgomery (Kennedy), on Monday, December 9th announced Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President of the network.

The program, which will appear Monday through Wednesday and Friday nights at 9PM/ET, will feature a roundtable discussion on the news of the day with a special emphasis on the protection of economic and civil liberties. Each evening, Kennedy will be joined by her co-hosts, Reason magazine's Matt Welch and America's Future Foundation's Kmele Foster, as well as a rotating panel of experts. FBN's Stossel, hosted by John Stossel, will continue to appear at 9PM/ET on Thursdays.

Kennedy joined FBN as a contributor and special correspondent to Stossel in 2012. She is the author of two books; The Kennedy Chronicles: The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses and Hey Ladies! Tales and Tips for Curious Girls. She is also the host of Music in the Morning w/ Kennedy on 98.7FM Los Angeles Alternative radio and serves as a contributor to Reason.com.

A graduate of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Kennedy holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy. She got her start in television as an MTV video jockey (VJ) in 1992.

See the Reason.com archives for material from Kennedy, Kmele Foster, and moi. The three of us will be on Stossel tomorrow night at 9 PM ET (get used to that time slot!) talking about the show and other issues.

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Breaking out

Libertarians are breaking out all over, you can be sure this will be an attempt to brain wash the masses on what their view of libertarianism should be. The media is no longer our friend and may never have been. I've been around for awhile and the media has had it out for the American people forever. They hate us and our life style and want to take us down a few clicks since it will be much easier to control everyone. Those who work for those news entities surely must have their blinders on!

Central Tenets: Atheism & Collectivism

Kennedy is an outspoken "New Atheist" , not to mention coming from MTV, Viacom's Puppets-in-Training & Puppets-for-Kids, that's why this show is on the air.

Could there be a higher caliber Libertarian for a show than The Judge? But they don't want a pure message of Liberty. They want

Controlled Opposition
Black Propaganda
Cointel Pro: Infiltrate & Mislead

Kennedy's emo-geek look makes her seem relevant to younger generations - that's the Infiltration scheme.
Libertarianism is the Hook.
Atheism is the switch, the con.

There are 2 Major Ideas that are being pushed in News & Movies: Atheism & Collectivism.
Keep an eye out.

"If you always lean on your master, you will never be able to proceed without him." - Jefferson to his daughter Martha. March 1787

Oh, please. Atheism or at the

Oh, please. Atheism or at the minimum an agnostic stance fits best with a rational Libertarian perspective. Skepticism and a clear head or a view clouded by mythology and magical thinking? I choose rational reality.

Wouldn't that be

faux libertarian perspective?

Hard to judge, considering

it's on Fox.

I loved Freedom Watch with the Judge, but am always weary of any program on Faux News.


Does anyone know if MoxNews posts here? Used to love that guys videos on the MSM hypocrisy.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Could this be another distraction show like Beck....?

Suck you in then spit you out?

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

Beck = puke after a hard night of drinking

Beck is a true POS! Just like Ross Perot! They get our attention, think they are going to help us get somewhere, then in the end, they simply keep jumping to what they think we want to hear but of course since they don't really care about anything other than their paycheck, they end up losing us because they never really believed or knew in the first place what the hell it was we are after. That applies to Beck the Bullshitter! Perot is a completely different maggot species. He literally had the election heading his way. Then he claims the Republican party or someone was going to embarrass his daughter at her wedding. Just when we think we have someone, they aren't really ready to do it.

So more than likely this show will do little to help us! It's on FOX news, no different than CNN or ABC.

I think she suffers from ADD

or she's on stimulants. Maybe both.

Suddenly I forget. Why am I watching an anorexic hyperactive middle aged woman?

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

Kennedy is funny


she doesn't appear to be anorexic

at all, here are some clips from tonight's show:


you are not the first person to find her annoying though.

starts in 30 minutes.

check out the new show page on the Fox Business website:

article about Kennedy

in the Daily Beast today, discusses career path from MTV to Fox Business

Kennedy also talks about the new show on Imus this morning


Who would have thought we'd see this, back in 2007? Thank you, Dr. Paul!

In 2007, no one even knew what "libertarian" meant, except a few, and their opponents who distorted it on purpose. Because Republican rivals of Dr. Paul and liberal journalists all liked to call Dr. Paul "libertarian" as a smear term, and because he always took it as a compliment, he almost single-handedly educated enough people that we have been able to do the rest.

I'm thrilled to see Matt on the show.

Those of us who remember when there were only 3 channels may recall that number 3 tried harder, and when new networks came along (e.g., Fox), they also tried harder. The underdogs have to take more risks and be more innovative (e.g., The X-Files) to capture an audience.

This is a sign that we are more powerful than they. After the abyssmal coverage of the 2008 campaign, and our subsequent boycott of the MSM, it's not surprising that they've come crawling after us.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Of course people knew about

Of course people knew about Libertarianism before 2007, but Ron made waves and got real interest in Libertarianism, even as a Republican. To be sure, the interest has grown in response to the economic destruction being wrought by government. The sense is that politicians do not answer to anyone and are gutting the country.

here's the new set

Get ready! We premiere 9PM ET tomorrow on @FoxBusiness And we'll have a new desk! @KennedyNation @kmele @mleewelch pic.twitter.com/0ooDvvXiUN


That does not look like the typical Fox news set

Usually they have a blond wearing a mini skirt with her legs crossed at an uncomfortably level camera angle.

The Independents' Premieres Monday on Fox Business Network

Are you fed up with the endless partisan bickering between Democrats and Republicans?

Beginning on Monday December 9, Fox Business Network has the new primetime home for the frustrated majority. Because what's wrong with America isn't Americans, it's the people in charge. On both sides.

Former MTV star Kennedy and her co-hosts, Matt Welch and Kmele Foster, tackle the day's news with one thing in mind: maximizing freedom for all Americans in all areas of their lives.

Whether talking politics or pop culture, social issues or international affairs, Kennedy and her crew answer to no one and are ready to call it like it is.

They're not on the left and they're not on the right. They're not liberal and they're not conservative.

Don’t miss The Independents, airing Monday-Wednesday and on Fridays at 9p ET on Fox Business Network.


Looks promising and I'll be

Looks promising and I'll be interested to see how and what they do.

Instincts tell me

to be very sceptical. It's conceivable that this would be an attempt to redefine Libertarianism or present it in a way that is designed to be rejected by conservatives. Sure hope I'm wrong but history says I'm not.

Ron Swanson


instincts are good!


"It's conceivable that this would be an attempt to redefine Libertarianism or present it in a way that is designed to be rejected by conservatives."

Yep, and the "liberaltarians" at Reason Rag, who think sex and drugs are the defining issues for libertarianism, are just perfect for the job. The average Bible- and gun-toting middle-aged rural Republican will just love girl-jean wearing North-East yankee Reason Raggers telling him that his teenage son should be allowed to smoke crack and his teenage daughter should have as many abortions as she likes. :-/

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Mixed feelings

On the one hand, I'm very glad to see more pro-liberty content on FOX. But, on the other hand, I hate to see it delivered by Matt Welch of (t)Reason magazine.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Awesome good news

and one thing that occurred to me - it means the Republican party is still undecided - meaning giving a thought to -whether embracing libertarian republican roots is the right way to go for 2016. It is. They'll wake up. I hope.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Glad to hear it!

She seems pretty cool most of the time.

"When I say liberty I do not simply mean what is referred to as 'free enterprise.' I mean liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts and live his own life as he desires to think and to live..." - Robert A. Taft

Seems many of the previous commenters don't know about Stossel

Thursday nights at 9PM. If you mistake the fact that John Stossel is on Fox Business as meaning he tows the line for Fox News, he really doesn't (Napolitano doesn't either, and he just gets more face time on the proper Fox News). Stossel often plays host to entrepreneurs, homeschoolers, folks from the Cato Institute and Reason Magazine, people I'd honestly expect a large segment of the Daily Paul's usership would want to hear from, including Ron Paul himself who's made like three appearances in the past three months.

Kennedy's been doing segments for Stossel for quite some time now, her head is firmly on her shoulders. This new show taking up the same timeslot for the other weekdays is merely an extension of the very same thing Stossel's been doing on Fox Business for four years now.

Fox News recognizes the fact that there are libertarians looking to change the Republican Party. No one's asking you to sit down and watch The Five without pulling your hair out. If this show ends up being anything like I'm sure it will be, I encourage all of you to give it a shot. If you need to put sticky notes on your TV to cover up the station identifier, no one would blame you.

Sometimes Stossel seems a little silly

playing devil's advocate but his shows are generally good. The latest one on Indian property rights was very good. I don't watch much TV news and do not get FBN although Cavuto says I should demand it. I'm for any new show that spreads the truth about liberty as long as it is not rino propaganda.

Yeah, he gets a little hammy sometimes.

You can just hear the incredulousness in his voice when he does it. Usually makes me chuckle.

The Tragedy of the Commons episode first aired last year around Thanksgiving, good episode for sure. He gets into it pretty good with one of his books too (I believe it was "No, They Can't").

There's 50 episodes up for streaming on http://video.foxbusiness.com/playlist/on-air-full-episodes-s... They're a few weeks behind, but it's practically a treasure trove. I hope it helps what with not having Fox Business, especially for those weeks when Fox News doesn't re-air the episode over the weekend.

Sorry, it took so long for me to respond

but, thank you for the info.

Faux Bidness

Gonna try to claim the moral high ground? Now after slumming with the GOP and the crony capitalists all these years?

I'll pass.