Popular MSNBC Host Says He Wouldn’t Read a Newspaper ‘Unless You Put a Gun to My Head’

Jul 18, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A popular MSNBC host said he "wouldn’t read a newspaper now unless you put a gun to my head and even then I would really try to negotiate with you."

Dylan Ratigan talked about his news consumption habits in an interview with Atlantic.com. "It’s not that I reject the content, it’s that I reject the format," he said of newspapers.

Ratigan is a news junkie, although he prefers to get his news via his BlackBerry, his Twitter feed and homepages of sites such as Politico and the Financial Times, the story notes.

Ratigan adds that he gets frustrated with how "the entire cable news infrastructure has been branded through partisan political lenses and so people assume that if you’re on MSNBC you’re left and if you’re on Fox News you’re right. There’s no question that I’m painted as left because of the network I’m on.”

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