View Full Version : Apparently John Stossel is an open water swimmer

Ken Classen
September 14th, 2005, 05:44 PM

About the 6th paragraph down.

"The rivers surrounding Manhattan were once disgusting. Millions of people live in my city, and just 25 years ago, pipes simply carried the waste from their bathrooms, untreated, right into the Hudson and East rivers. Now, treatment plants clean the sewage, and the rivers around Manhattan are so clean you can legally swim in the Hudson. I swim there -- within sight of the Empire State Building"

September 15th, 2005, 01:11 PM
It might be that "swim there" just means he visits the public beaches or wades along the banks...

But for the great stuff Stossel writes, it would be cool if her were a Swimmer (not just a swimmer) and did a piece on swimming from his perspective.

October 30th, 2005, 06:18 PM
Stossel is a cool libertarian and it would indeed be neat if he's an open water swimmer.

October 30th, 2005, 09:44 PM
Funny, I just finished reading his book this afternoon. :)