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The Media Is Gaslighting You

Bari Weiss, a former editor at The New York Times, once wrote that despite the mainstream media’s attempt to gaslight millions of politically independent Americans, they know the narrative to be untrue and feel the world has gone mad.

In an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter, she says the problem lies with mainstream institutions, such as the media, who engage in a form of internal censorship. “It would be delusional to claim otherwise, that touching your finger to an increasing number of subjects that have been deemed third rail by the mainstream institutions and, increasingly by some of the tech companies, would lead to reputational damage.”

Kari Lake, former TV news journalist in Phoenix, tells PragerU she sees the problem as manipulation by the media, whether intentional or not. She adds it’s gotten to the point where the media now labels fair journalism “right wing.” Here’s more of the story from PragerU.




Are We In World Of Lies?

Incessant lies in our world have steered us so far away from normal society, according to the Academy of Ideas. This misinformation not only affects a few, but infiltrates and infects every corner of society, transforming reality into fiction. In Nazi Germany, it was the idea of a superior race and unclean people. In the Soviet Union, it was that all communism could work and all would be made equal.

“Does this sound familiar to you guys,” says PragerU’s Amala Ekpunobi. “It’s a little scary to hear things of this reference and to  think about how it’s not unique to these areas. It’s not unique to the Soviet Union, it’s not unique to Nazi Germany. This is part of the human condition.” In the following edition of PragerU, Ekpunobi warns of the parallels in the Academy of Ideas video and what’s happening today, and the looming consequences we face.




Border Crisis Intensifies

The crisis at our southern border is spiraling out of control, with the numbers swelling by the day. Problem is, there aren’t sufficient facilities–or enough room, for that matter–to accommodate the onslaught. Why is this allowed to happen?

Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News, explains why illegal immigration is about power, especially for one party. Video courtesy of PragerU.




Cuba Crisis Amplifies Media Bias

Famine is a natural consequence of communism, so it’s no surprise this is happening in Cuba. And as usual, the media takes a dishonest spin on the protests for freedom.

It’s amazing that there is a demonstration in a lockdown, communist country, such as Cuba. “How did they even organize?” asks Dennis Prager. But even scarier is how likely it now seems to that we will see similar protests for freedom in America. Here’s Prager’s “Fireside Chat” take on Cuba and other topics.




The Price For Playing It Safe

In the latest edition of Dennis Prager’s “Fireside Chat,” he reflects on this past year’s newfound obsession with safety. The price for playing it safe at everything in life is not fully living.

Safe has become a value, whereas people now neglect to say bye, so-long or take care. Instead, their retort is “be safe.” Prager says the term has become more holy and he can’t stand it. “If I had followed the admonition my whole life, I wouldn’t be here in this fireside chat and you would have no idea who I am,” he says. “I never played it safe.” Prager explains his logic, plus adds his take on the new Juneteenth holiday and military wokeness.




Overmedicated America

Americans spend a fortune on healthcare, but it doesn’t seem to be making them any healthier. All the trend lines point to an increasingly obese, overmedicated, comorbid population.

Why is this happening, and what can we do to reverse it? Johns Hopkins Medical School professor, Dr. Marty Makary, prescribes a remedy.

 

Are Fathers Necessary?

Are fathers necessary? For all of recorded history, the need to explain why fathers are necessary would have been regarded as, well, unnecessary. “It would have been like explaining why water, or air, is necessary,” says Dennis Prager. “But we live at a time in which the obvious is routinely denied.”

He says there have been numerous articles in prestigious journals denying the importance of fathers. But this is not only inappropriate today, it’s also concerning and dangerous. Prager explains in this segment of PragerU.

Manipulated By Hamas

Big media names fawned over British comic John Oliver’s segment this week about the Middle East conflict, when he sided with Palestine and the terrorist organization Hamas because they were at a military disadvantage against Israel.

Not so fast, says Dennis Prager. “Here’s the problem: He’s wrong. Too many people don’t realize they have been manipulated by Hamas propaganda.” Prager presents his case on the issue in this week’s “Fireside Chat” on PragerU.




Frankenstein: It’s Alive!

Michael Knowles from PragerU and former journalist turned physical education buff Gina Bontempo celebrate what’s now considered the first science fiction novel — Frankenstein. Written more than 200 years ago by English author Mary Shelley, Frankenstein is a tragic and cautionary tale about failed humanity, the dangers of scientific knowledge and an overreaching scientist playing “God.”

It also explores the universal desire for a sense of belonging. Here, on PragerU’s The Book Club, take a dive into the groundbreaking volume whose subhead promises “The Modern Prometheus.”




 

 

A Hopeless Generation?

A recent survey reveals that 51 percent of young Americans are feeling depressed with a negative outlook on life. Why so hopeless? Says Dennis Prager, “Well if you are indoctrinated to hate your past, to live fearfully and to expect the world to end, how could you not be?”

In this week’s “Fireside Chat” on PragerU, Prager looks at the different factors that are distressing our youth and probable solutions to turning their lives around.




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