Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Worst columnist I have read

There are a lot of bad columnists out there (yes, Tom Friedman, I include you), but I have the candidate for the worst. It is Ruben Navarette Jr. of my local San Diego Union Tribune. He rarely makes a coherent argument. Either through ignorance or malice, his writing consists of ad hominem attacks on his opponents. I have written several letters to the editor protesting his columns, but they have so far been unpublished. This guy annoys me. How about laying out an actual case for your position instead of calling your opponents protectionists, racists, nativists, vigilantes, etc..?

Of course, I'm a bad person by criticizing him, so I'll stop now.