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Monday, 17 July 2017 13:54

Does Dennis Prager realize that he is the 'news media'?

Written by  Philip Wegmann

Dennis Prager said something especially foolish for a man who is generally reasonable. The nationally syndicated radio host insisted that a global nuclear power, that once had an appetite for world domination, is less of a threat to America than journalists.

The news media in the West pose a far greater danger to Western civilization than Russia does.— Dennis Prager (@DennisPrager) July 14, 2017

On its face, this is patently ridiculous. The New York Times isn't invading the Ukraine. The Washington Post isn't propping up Middle East strongmen. And hatchet jobs aside, the Huffington Post isn't assassinating political opponents.

Those obvious facts raise a more fundamental question though. Specifically, does Prager know that he's a journalist?

Prager clarified the threat he identified in his viral tweet, complaining to Fox News on Monday morning that "the New York Times publishes pieces that it is unfortunate that the United States was ever founded." By reporting junk opinions, he argues, the media along with the university has convinced millennials that "socialism is preferable to capitalism."

While it's true that the media needs to reevaluate its priorities, there's no need for Prager's alarmism. Every time he complains about abuse of the press, he unwittingly echoes the sentiments of social justice warriors.

Read more at The Washington Examiner

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