LOS ANGELES—Evil Angel owner John Stagliano on Wednesday taped a segment on the subject of the First Amendment in New York for John Stossel's show "Stossel" for Fox Business network. The episode will air for the first time at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. PST today, and re-air on Saturday and Sunday.
Stagliano is currently being prosecuted by the federal government in an obscenity trial for the distribution of two movies and a movie trailer. He was indicted in April 2008; the trial is scheduled to begin in Washington D.C. on July 7. Stagliano faces up to 32 years in prison and millions in fines. For more information on Stagliano's trial and several other obscenity cases, go to defendourporn.org.
Also appearing on the show with Stagliano are Judge Andrew Napolitano and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the author of "Infidel." A synopsis of the May 20 episode from the FOX Business site reads:
"Congress shall make no law..." begins the First Amendment. What a concept! Congress should pass NO law. How often do we hear that today? Not often enough. The First Amendment goes on to say "Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech." What does that mean? That’s what our show is about. Does it mean you can burn the American flag? What about films that depict animal cruelty? Or "obscenity"? Stossel talks to a porn producer facing 32 years in prison for producing fetish films like Milk Nymphos. While we in America may take freedom of speech for granted, it’s important to remember how unique this freedom is. In other countries, hundreds died in riots after a newspaper published cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. The Canadian government charged a journalist who published the cartoons with "discrimination." Most recently, Comedy Central censored a South Park episode that featured Mohammed … while leaving in a scene where Buddha snorts cocaine. A short clip of John Stossel appearing on Fox Business discussing the episode can be watched on the Fox Business website.
Stossel is the New York Times best-selling author of "Give Me A Break and Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity." His "Give Me a Break" commentaries take a skeptical look at a wide array of issues, such as education, the economy, parenting, and more.
The episode will re-air on Fox Business at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and at 7 p.m. on Sunday.