Talk:Dennis Prager

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Can someone add a picture please? And why is this guy never fact checked by anyone?

You are misrepresenting the whole point about his position on rape allegations, which is nearly identical to Alan Dershowitz's position[edit]

It is not the defamation aspect of a false rape allegation that is the issue; it is the fact that the false accuser exposes the person to a false prosecution which can put him or her in prison unjustly for years on end. Mere defamation is a different matter altogether. Many people, from all over the political spectrum, believe in a very reasonable standard: that if one falsely accuses one of a crime, he or she should get the same penalty that the falsely accused person would have received.

"An eye for an eye" is not a reasonable standard but a Stone Age policy for tribal societies with nothing else to base their laws on. I don't understand, if someone falsly accuses someone else for murder you really think they should get life? Even if it's done by accident (misidentified a suspect) or coercian by a third party? And yes he literally says the issue is defamation in that article jail time is (at most) a secondary focus. ClothCoat (talk) 07:19, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Jew for Jesus[edit]

What's that there for? Is he?--"Shut up, Brx." 03:30, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Too sarcastic[edit]

The article on Dennis Prager has too many sarcastic phrases, some of which might be confusing and which certainly mars it's effectiveness.

While it might be emotionally rewarding for the writer, sarcastic statements in a wiki about rational thought is considered harmful to the cause of rational thought. — Unsigned, by: 209.98.116.110 / talk / contribs

His book[edit]

A wingnut family member of mine (he's a huge fan of Prager and inspired me to create this page) has loaned me Prager's book in an attempt to "convert" me from "leftism". The book is as bad as you'd expect it to be, with rants about "secular religions" and global warming denialism and saying ddt bans killed millions etc. Does anyone think it's worth creating a page for his book "Still the Best Hope" or is this page enough? It would be nice if someone else who had access to his god awful book could help me with the page. I was only considering it because wingnuts love his book. (Jeez, why are there so many fringe right wingers on amazon?)ClothCoat (talk) 02:08, 4 July 2013 (UTC)Clothcoat

PragerU[edit]

Does anyone know about PragerU? It's a conservative "educational" YouTube channel with animated videos that look similiar to more liberal and more educational YouTube channels like CGP Grey and Kurzgesagt. I think it's meant to jerk off conservative teenagers with a nice and polished explanation of how everything works or something. Examples of videos are: "Israel: The World's Most Moral Army" (apparently Israel is an army now), "Feminism vs Truth", "Why the Right is Right" (ha) and "Why is Modern Art so Bad?" (this one being particularly cringe worthy if you're an art student). Does this YouTube channel have anything to do with Dennis Prager and Prager University? Anyone? I would write something about it but I'm not good in English and not very funny so I'm just throwing this out there for anyone who's interested. https://www.youtube.com/user/PragerUniversity Dapperedavid (talk) 23:08, 20 December 2015 (CET)Dapperedavid

This is the same university we talk about in the article. ClothCoat (talk) 07:21, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

How far to Silver?[edit]

Thoughts? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 20:22, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Fun Fact Correction[edit]

"Claimed that feminism and women abandoning marriage for careers were responsible for higher depression rates among women,[29] despite studies showing that housewives have higher rates of depression than working women in Karachi, Pakistan.[30] Whoopsie." As much as I dislike Mr. Prager's opinions, I assume he was talking about American (white?) middle-class women. Needless to say, Prager's claim is unsubstantiated, but it is not obviously contradicted by studies in cultures as different from American culture as may be found in Pakistan. In short, this is not a smart example and should be revised.Ariel31459 (talk) 13:27, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

@Ariel31459 I have edited it. Thoughts? CowHouse (talk) 13:59, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@CowHouse That looks fine. Thank you. I wish I knew enough to contribute more to this article.Ariel31459 (talk) 14:14, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Batshit crazy stuff he says about the Bible[edit]

To give you an example, he says that the law allowing disobedient children to be killed is telling parents that they CAN'T kill their children.

I found this video painful to listen to for that, and other reasons. But if you guys want to point out the section where he says it, it's in this video where he talks to Ben Shit-Pee-Row. You can find it 19 minutes in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPub-SoDhaQ — Unsigned, by: 85.203.47.173 / talk