Lou Dobbs May Pander To Racists & Xenophobes, But They’re Intelligent

By Brian 

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Ruben Navarrette, an occassional guest on Lou Dobbs Tonight, approached the CNN host at last week’s NAHJ conference and thanked him for the chance to be a guest. In today’s S.F. Chronicle, he transcribes what happened next:

  “Yes,” he said, “I read your column and I like it — except the ones that call me a racist and a xenophobe.”

It went downhill from there.

“Actually, Lou,” I said, “What I’ve written is that you pander to racists and xenophobes. You seem like a pretty good guy, but some of your viewers are certifiable.”

“You really think so?” he asked, “I think I have one of the most intelligent audiences on television.”

“Well,” I said, “Racism and intelligence aren’t qualities that are mutually exclusive.”

Here’s the full commentary…

> Also: FishBowlNY has an eyewitness account of the “great immigration debate” at NAHJ…