Samantha Bee launches a scathing, yet impressively stupid, attack on Prager U

www.americanthinker.com | 2/14/2020 | Staff
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Samantha Bee got her start on the Jon Stewart show. She is a worthy heir, for she’s mastered his techniques of pretending that snarky, fact-free comments about conservatives constitute news or astute political analysis. On Wednesday, Bee spent almost seven minutes hurling insults at Dennis Prager, at Prager U, and at the people who have appeared in Prager U videos.

It’s clear that the people behind the show are panicking about how effectively the Prager U videos counter the leftist narrative that’s mainlined into the American brain through academia, “news,” and entertainment media. In fact, progressives are right to panic. Their panic has been counterproductive, though. By attacking Prager U with crude sarcasm and mean statements that an indoctrinated audience perceives as jokes, Samantha Bee created a fundraising bonanza for Prager U.

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For those unfamiliar with Prager U, this online learning experience (which makes no pretense of being a formal university) consists of short videos, each of which focuses on a specific topic. The videos are narrated by experts in their fields, whether political analysts, comedians, historians, economists, people who escaped communism, philosophers, and more. The videos are unabashedly conservative, but they deal in documentable facts, logical conclusions, and philosophical analysis and insights.

The videos are understandable, interesting, and persuasive, so they scare the living daylights out of progressives. Dennis Prager has been battling Google’s YouTube for years over the fact that YouTube classifies significant numbers of videos as restricted, meaning that they can’t be shown in schools, and that it demonetizes other videos. The topics YouTube tries to ban include the founding of Israel, the Ten Commandments on Murder, and Christian persecution.

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Just this past January, the New York Times realized that the Prager U videos were providing a powerful counter-narrative to the non-stop leftist drumbeat dominating America’s airwaves and education. Now,...
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