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

By Brian 

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…