Hear No Evil
“Even though he lives in Washington and works in government, he dumped his subscription to The Washington Post. He explained: ‘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?’ He added that The Post was ‘shrilly, shrilly liberal.’
“Just another guy in Washington who can’t stand hearing anything that doesn’t comport with his worldview? Well, this one happens to work on the United States Supreme Court.
“As Justice Antonin Scalia might say, ‘Boom!’ His interview with Jennifer Senior in New York magazine suggests that the tendency to limit one’s sources of information to avoid dissonance is not the province of a bunch of narrow-minded, politically obsessed characters who send mass e-mails from their mother’s basement.”
—David Carr, media writer, “It’s Not Just Politics. Our News Is Gerrymandered, Too,” The New York Times, Oct. 11, 2013
• Editorial Comment: As a press critic, Nino’s an originalist.
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