The man who was once the Supreme Court's most conservative justice (now
there's a depressing past tense) tells New York Magazine he gets most of his
news listening to talk radio on the way to and from work.
Last year a study showed that people who get their news from talk radio are
less informed than those who get their news exclusively from "The Daily Show."
Here's the exchange from the interview:
> What’s your media diet? Where do you get your news?
Well, we get newspapers in the morning.
> “We” meaning the justices?
No! Maureen and I.
> Oh, you and your wife …
I usually skim them. We just get The Wall Street Journal and the Washington
Times. We used to get the Washington Post, but it just … went too far for me.
I couldn’t handle it anymore.
> What tipped you over the edge?
It was the treatment of almost any conservative issue. It was slanted and
often nasty. And, you know, why should I get upset every morning? I don’t
think I’m the only one. I think they lost subscriptions partly because they
became so shrilly, shrilly liberal.
> So no New York ...