Justice Scalia appeared this month on “Mad About Music,” a Sunday night feature on WQXR, New York City’s classical music station. He and host Gilbert Kaplan talked about the roots of Scalia’s love of music and his opera favorites (among them Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo and Cecilia Bartoli).
The program was delightful, and comments from listeners on the “Mad About Music” web-site were interesting in their own way. Many people enjoyed the conversation, but a few chastised the station for giving Scalia a forum. Someone named Evan wrote: “I just turned off WQXR and not sure I want to listen again in the near future. How could WQXR present a platform to such a vile man?”