Ruben Navarrette, Jr.

   Spicing Up the World of Commentary

Speaking Dates
March 2017


Bob Davis, VP
American Program Bureau

Reader Reactions

Wet Burrito Award - Ken Burns Hates Mexicans blog, Sept 10, 2008

Predictably, wingnut tool Navarrette sez PALIN choice was “brilliant”! -, discussion thread, Sept 3, 2008

Ruben Navarrette - Where’s He At? - Alan Wall,, May 28, 2008

Ruben Navarrette Jr. Condescends to Hispanics and Readers - withthelidoff, Daily Kos, Sept 9, 2007

Being Honest About the Class Divide - Peter Sacks, Huffington Post, March 28, 2007

Te Presento El Mocoso, Ruben Navarrette, Jr. - Pachacutec, Huffington Post, March 26, 2007

Wanker of the Week: Ruben Navarrette Jr. of the San Diego Union Tribune - Blue Girl, Red State, March 24, 2007

Opposing Gonzales Is Good Politics Too - Armando, Daily Kos, Jan 15, 2005


Could columnist’s bias be personal? - Letters to the editor, Modesto Bee, Nov 20, 2007


From: Rhonda McKenzie
Sent: Fri 6/6/2008 4:53 PM
To: Navarrette, Ruben

I cannot say I was surprised to hear of your attack on Lou Dobbs regarding his reporting of the true facts on illegal immigration. Unfortunately, it is people such as yourself who are helping to spread racism in this country. Illegal immigration is having a significant impact on our economy, our healthcare system, our educational system, our prison system, etc. It would behoove you to do your homework and research how much it is costing legal American citizens to deal with this horrible infestation, although I doubt you are interested in learning the true facts.

There is a difference between legal and illegal, and that difference is not difficult to understand if you are an educated person. This country cannot afford to sustain the illegal immigration population. They are criminals who have trespassed across our borders and are bilking our nation of billions of dollars yearly. Their unborn children are entitled to free healthcare, etc. I should know, I am in the healthcare industry in Phoenix, Arizona.

It seems that anyone who denounces illegal immigrants is labeled a racist and a bigot. Americans are weary of this lie. Americans are also weary of our impotent elected officials sitting idly by while America goes down the toilet.

I pity you and your mentality. I will not be reading any more of your editorials as I find them offensive, disgusting, and ignorant.

Rhonda McKenzie


From: Sharleen Nicholson
Sent: Fri 6/6/2008 4:45 PM
To: Navarrette, Ruben
Subject: Your inaccurate stupidity

So you keep on attacking Lou Dobbs for causing anti-immigrant sentiment and hate crimes, even when others agree this is not so.

I watch Dobbs almost every day and the only hate I feel is for my government. You have got it wrong and your editor should have a stern word with you and ask you to stop stirring up hate against Lou Dobbs and his watchers.

Evidently you are a Latino racist, open borders advocate and should not be given an inch of space for your HATE TALK. It’s a good thing I don’t live in San Diego or I would visit your office and tell your editor what I think of you.

Find a new job Navarrette.


From: [anonymous]
Sent: Fri 6/6/2008 5:48 PM
To: Navarrette, Ruben
Subject: Lou Dobbs Tonight

You sir got owned tonight by Lou Dobbs.

I knew you were a racist and your articles are anti American and pro Mexican.

Lou Dobbs made you sound like a complete loser.

I thought it was great, and MILLONS watched it.

Keep in mind you don’t have the balls to March with your own people.

It was great and on national television. I hope your pro Mexican but get’s fired.

Then you can go back to being a fruit picker with the other uneducated mexicans.

What Lou said about was great, it just made my day.

You told me , oh I have been on Lou Dobbs show several times. Well you got nailed tonight buddy.

I am suprised Lou did not mention you not Marching with the same people you support, since I have now emailed to his show 500 times.

You are a racist and a disgrace and sell out to your own people. You exploit your own people for money and fame.

Dont ever write an article about these people until you get off that over weight butt and get out in the street with them and support them. You have lost all credibility with everyone other than Mexicans.

Now off with you


From: Patricia Sanchez
Sent: Fri 6/6/2008 5:14 PM
To: Navarrette, Ruben
Subject: Lou Dobbs

Mr. Navarrette: You know you are doing a great job when Lou Dobbs hates you. He had so much typical venom as he spat out your name during his program tonight. (I can only watch extremely small doses of this guy at a time, as a matter of fact I will forward an email I sent him last year and
his response.) Keep up the good work. Thank you, I value and appreciate your service to our Latino community.

Patricia Sanchez


From: jack larson
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 11:27 AM
To: Navarrette, Ruben
Subject: Articles
Mr. Navarrette,

I always find it amazing when I read articles from minorities supporting the Republican party.

Without the Democratic Party and gains made with affirmative action you wouldn’t be where you are right now. I know you think you achieved your status without any help, but take a good hard look, and see if you would have gotten anywhere without affirmative action and all the gains that have been made by people who struggled and demanded the right to be treated equal.

If the Republicans take the White House again, their goal of doing away with affirmative action will affect you, Woman, Blacks and all other minorities in this country.

You should be ashamed of yourself for not helping the Democratic Party and your own race.

I feel sorry for you and this narrow minded viewpoint.

Jack Larson