Andy Rooney’s secret for enjoying the news

Why does Andy Rooney enjoy watching the news? “…partially because I have a drink of bourbon with it,” he told an audience of students and faculty members on Thursday at a speech at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. We actually found that pretty darn funny since I find Rooney best appreciated after a ‘shroom or two, but that’s a whole other story. According to a report on the talk by the student-run Tufts Daily, Rooney holds out hope for the future of news, saying: “It has the prospects of being stronger than ever. There are good young people in the news business.” His examples? Jon Stewart and Al Franken. Now don’t get me wrong, I can tolerate Franken, and I like Stewart, but I wouldn’t pin the future of broadcast journalism on either of them.

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