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In an interview with New York Magazine’s Jennifer Senior, published on Sunday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says he no longer subscribes to The Washington Post, because it was slanted against conservatives and “shrilly liberal:”

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?” Scalia said. “I don’t think I’m the only one. I think they lost subscriptions partly because they became so shrilly, shrilly liberal.

Scalia does subscribe to The Washington Times and The Wall Street Journal, but not The New York Times or Post, saying he prefers radio.

“I get most of my news, probably, driving back and forth to work, on the radio,” he tells Senior:

“Sometimes NPR. But not usually.”

Senior asked Scalia if he had any favorites on talk radio:

You know who my favorite is? My good friend Bill Bennett. He’s off the air by the time I’m driving in, but I listen to him sometimes when I’m shaving. He has a wonderful talk show. It’s very thoughtful. He has good callers. I think they keep off stupid people.

The Post, which was owned by the Graham family for 80 years, is now owned by Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who also has liberal leanings. So it doesn’t look like the paper will make it back on Scalia’s media diet any time soon.





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