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NY Times Goes After PragerU

NY Times Goes After PragerU

“To the founders and funders of PragerU, YouTube is a way to circumvent brick-and-mortar classrooms — and parents”

Several years ago, Dennis Prager launched Prager University, a YouTube series aimed at providing fact-based educational videos on history, civics, culture, and more. Prager’s aim was to counter the never-ending flow of anti-American and often wrong progressive views pushed on college campuses.

The videos have been viewed millions of times, and Dennis Prager must be doing something right because the left has noticed that he is having an impact.

Just read the caption in this tweet:

Nellie Bowles writes at the New York Times:

Right-Wing Views for Generation Z, Five Minutes at a Time

Will Witt walked through the University of California campus doing what he does professionally, which is trolling unwitting young liberals on camera.

He approached students who seemed like good targets: people with political buttons on their bags, androgynous clothing, scarves. It was safe to say that the vast majority here in the heart of progressive culture would be liberal. Mr. Witt, whose bouffant and confident smile make him look like a high school jock from central casting, told the students that he had a question for them. If they agreed to answer, and they usually did, the game was on.

“How many genders are there?” Mr. Witt asked before turning and staring deadpan at the camera. Some people laughed and walked away. Most, knowing the camera was rolling, engaged…

The goal of the people behind all of this — Dennis Prager, the conservative talk show host and impresario of this digital empire, and the venture’s billionaire funders — seems simple: more Will Witts in the world. More pride in American history (and less panic over racism), more religion (specifically in the “Judeo-Christian” tradition), less illegal immigration, more young people laughing at people on the left rather than joining them…

To the founders and funders of PragerU, YouTube is a way to circumvent brick-and-mortar classrooms — and parents — and appeal to Generation Z, those born in the mid-1990s and early 2000s.

Note how the New York Times is concerned about Prager University ‘circumventing’ parents, as if the faculty at UC Berkeley and other factories of progressive thought haven’t been doing that for generations.

Here’s an example of the radical content that’s causing such concern:

Finally, this post would not be complete without sharing some of the best responses to the New York Times tweet above. Fortunately, the fine folks at Twitchy have rounded them up:

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It’s simply precious that the Left suddenly cares about parental authority.

The left and their old/new ideas can’t withstand the scrutiny.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 5, 2020 at 12:31 pm


Is “hypervent” a word?

    Funny, it’s actually the name of an RV and boat product that keeps mold from developing under mattresses. The competing product is Dri-dek.

    We might say the ny times is either hyperventilating or dri-dekalating.

    Either way, they’re full of garbage not worth reading.

Prager is taking flak; he’s directly over the target.

None of us….right wing or left wing….should fear having ourselves, our friends, or our children being exposed to all the viewpoints that are out there. As long as the truth is one of the viewpoints, truth will win the day with the most people when on an equal playing field……which is probably why the truth gets suppressed so much.

    pst314 in reply to jaudio. | January 5, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Indeed. The Left naturally sees the truth as its enemy:
    1. So much of the Left’s program has been shown over and over to fail disastrously.
    2. Those failures can be shown to be inherent in leftism.
    3. Leftist ideology itself is opposed to the freedom of the individual.

    DaveGinOly in reply to jaudio. | January 5, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
    George Orwell

“Democracy Dies In Darkness – And We Are The Murder Weapon”

OK so that is the WaPo’s shtick. But the NYT and the WaPo are both heirs of Joseph Goebbels, the patron saint of modern “mainstream” journalism. If you have ever read both of them (first make sure your vaccinations are up to date, and it is a good idea to get a penicillin shot afterwards) you can see how alike they are.

The Friendly Grizzly | January 5, 2020 at 2:20 pm

Let me think… (strokes beard and says “h’mmm”). Isn’t the NYT a newspaper owned and controlled by a Mexican ell phone oligarch?

Remember when the lefties were pontificating “Question Authority”?

Evidently, they didn’t mean THEIR authority.

I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more calls from the liberals to “investigate” more popular You Tube groups like Prager U.
It’s an election year, and the left cannot allow people to view online materials that challenge their narratives.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to HamiltonNJ. | January 6, 2020 at 11:36 am

    I have the feeling we’ll be seeing an increase in the number of “accidental” (oops, sorry it was the algorithm that did it) removals, demonetizations, and shadow bans of Republican/conservative material on YouTube in the run-up to the 2020 presidential elections. And if called out for it, the PTB will apologize for the “mistake” and promise to correct whatever went wrong. But for those that aren’t as well known as PragerU? They’re just shit outta luck when the ban hammer hits. They’ll have no appeal or recourse to correct the matter.

Normally I finder PragerU videos quite informative and factually correct, the example linked above seems like an exception, in that it’s too simplified. Perhaps to better reach the uneducated college audience? A far far more important reason for the electoral college is that it serves as a firebreak for voter fraud. Cook County Democrats can drum up as many undead voters as they wish, but the worst they can do is steal Illinois. If the national vote is a popular vote every single fraudulent voter helps steal ALL the states.

It’s not fair that they’ve spent two generations ensuring that academic is uniformly left-wing echo chamber — and then some miscreants are walking around our campuses asking the wrong questions and messing it all up!