|San Diego Magazine profile
Who is Ruben Navarrette, Jr.?
- Member of the USA Today Board of Contributors
- Nationally syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writers Group
- Regular commentator on National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More With Michel Martin”
- Weekly commentator for CNN.COM
- Author of “A Darker Shade of Crimson: Odyssey of a Harvard Chicano” (Bantam, 1993)
- Graduate of Harvard College and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
- Popular speaker on the lecture circuit
- Frequent guest on national television and radio shows
|June 6, 2008
“A few journalists are part of a network, a closed loop, if you will, of radical left-wing, open borders, amnesty-seeking advocates. One of them is a columnist by the name of Ruben Navarrette, who knows, really, in my opinion, nothing about the issue of illegal immigration or the economics of it and certainly even less about journalism. He attacked me in a column, titled Stirring up Anti-Latino Sentiment. This is the kind of nonsense you get from these ridiculous, small-time, closed-loop journalists seeking amnesty and open borders.”
- Lou Dobbs on CNN’s ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’
TRANSLATION: “Look here, Mess’can, you people should be seen and not heard. I’m working this side of the street. This is my meal ticket. Go back to picking peaches.”
In September 2007, Ruben ranked #16 in a listing of the top 100 nationally syndicated columnists, and #10 in the West.