- Aug 26, 2010
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I suggest you to calm down, and stop shouting alt-right at anyone who disagrees with you.
I'm not "shouting" at you. I'm telling you why you're wrong about what you said.
I couldn't care less about Prager I as a whole, but their description of Marxism in this video is spot on.
You should care about the sources you're linking. And that video was utterly deluded in its definition of marxism. You ought to think hard about why you find yourself agreeing with far-right views.
In a video entitled, "Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican?", host Carol M. Swain, a professor at Vanderbilt University, argued that the Southern strategy–the Republican Party's strategy of purposely exploiting racial tensions in the late 1960s to appeal to racist white Southerners–was false revisionism. Kevin M. Kruse, a professor of history at Princeton University, said that the video presented a "distortion" of history, "cherry-picked" its evidence, and was an "exercise in attacking a straw man".
Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute criticized an anti-immigration PragerU video by Michelle Malkin. Nowrasteh said that the video was "rife with errors and half-truths, leaves out a lot of relevant information, and comes to an anti-legal immigration conclusion that is unsupported by the evidence presented in the rest of the video."
Regarding the PragerU video "The Suicide of Europe" by Douglas Murray, ADL fellow Mark Pitcavage has said that he doesn't consider it fascist or white nationalist, but that the video is prejudiced, and he says that it contains anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric that would certainly be agreeable to white supremacists.
Vanity Fair said PragerU "Packages right-wing social concepts into slick videos" and that PragerU was, "One of the most effective conversion tools for young conservatives."
Sociologist Francesca Tripodi described the effect of PragerU's videos in a report for the Data & Society Research Institute. According to Tripodi, "PragerU's choice of guests connects their audience to 'far-right' and 'alt-right' personalities" when these personalities also appear on the programs of PragerU's guests, and are promoted by YouTube's recommendation algorithm. Tripodi wrote that "content creators like PragerU are not only exploiting the practices of scriptural inference, but also relying on search engine optimization and suggested content to elevate their messaging" and that PragerU's content "allows for those who identify as mainline conservatives to gain easy access to white supremacist logic."