Sam’s at his best with this interviewer:

I was shocked at the level of ignorance and downright illiteracy in mass media, people asking me stupid questions like, “Why can’t you just leave the politics out of it?” as if there were any poems in the world that were apolitical. You can’t write about character and the human condition and be apolitical—that’s not the kind of world we’ve ever lived in.

and you can see what he thinks of the press he founded.