The NYT's running 21 questions with Lou Dobbs this weekend. He's a little testy, and a little defensive - maybe because of the coverage he's generating on outsourcing:
Q: More globally inclined economists insist that the creation of a middle class in poor countries overseas benefits everyone. And aren't people in India as entitled to jobs as people in America?
A: Are you willing to sacrifice 600,000 American jobs and employees to create jobs overseas? I love India. I love the Indian people. But the idea that we can sacrifice an American family to create jobs overseas is insensitive beyond belief.
Q. Actually, you look like a senator.
A. Well, thank you very much. I wouldn't go into politics for any amount of money. I'm not capable of being nice to people who annoy me.
And here's Poynter's tip sheet on outsourcing.
The WSJ argues that Lou's a performer, not a journalist.
I think I just can't get my head around CNN producing a "talking head" with buzz like Hannity, O'Reilly or Limbaugh. When's the last time CNN was anything but boring?