The Fox News set also tends to influence opinion by slinging mud, e.g. Bill O'Reilly's book Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama (judging simply by the title). Can we do better?
Stossel claims that "Since the 80s, there has been a 300 percent increase in disability claims for hard-to-prove illnesses like back pain, stress and other 'non-exertional restrictions.'" That's interesting. That sounds like bad news. It's also a fact (true or false), regardless of the source. Let's fact-check his ass, and see if he is making it up. Did he correct for population growth? How many of the claims were honored?
It's easy to call someone "totally shit" and "a tool" and make excuses for why we don't have to take their arguments seriously. But if we put a little effort in, we might learn something.