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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Defends Media in BBC Interview

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a visit to Stanford University, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Stanford, California. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo)

By    |   Friday, 24 Feb 2017 11:22 AM

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended the news media, which have come under heavy criticism from President Donald Trump.

In an interview on the BBC’s "Newsnight" program on Thursday, Ginsburg defended the media, saying she believes "reporters are trying to tell the public the truth."

"I read The Washington Post and The New York Times every day, and I think that the reporters are trying to tell the public the way things are," she said, according to BBC News.

"Think of what the press has done in the United States. That story might never have come out if we didn’t have the free press that we do," Ginsburg said about the Watergate scandal.

When asked how she felt about today’s political climate, Ginsburg said: "Our legislature — which is the first branch of government — is right now not working."

The 83-year-old also commented on the impact of the women’s march in Washington, which sparked marches across the country and some overseas on the day after Trump’s inauguration, according to CBS News.

"I’ve never seen such a demonstration, both the numbers and the rapport of the people in that crowd," Ginsburg said, according to CBS News. "There was no violence, it was orderly. So yes, we are not experiencing the best times, but there is there is reason to hope that that we will see a better day."

"When the pendulum swings too far in one direction it will go back," she said. "Some terrible things have happened in the United States but one can only hope that we learn from those bad things."

Though Ginsburg tries not to talk about Trump directly, she had some words for him prior to him winning the election in November. At the time, she referred to Trump as a "faker" with a big ego, CBS News noted. Ginsburg later backpedaled from those remarks, calling them "ill-advised" comments.

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