The cover story of our April issue is “52 Things Every Dallasite Must Do.” Item No. 50 is titled “Hire a Day Laborer.” A few bloggers around the country have worked hard to gin up controversy over the item, with some success, evidenced by a call I got yesterday from Fox Channel 4 to offer our side of the story. For the 5 0’clock broadcast, Richard Ray did some man-on-the-street interviews, and reported: “No one FOX 4 interviewed in downtown Dallas on Monday could work up any anger over the article. ‘I don’t think they should be criticized. People gotta work. People gotta eat. They’re here. They’re looking for work,’ one person said.”
I went to the studio for the 9 o’clock broadcast. Steve Eagar made with the questions. I explained where we were coming from. I’ll leave it to you to decide whether there’s anything here to be outraged about.