No one who knows me maintains any confusion on how I feel about the fraudulent rhetorical slight of hand that is Dennis Prager’s radio show. I have challenged Mr. Prager a number of time to debate, but he has ignored that challenge. For good reason, I might add. His habitually pompous and ill-informed (or perhaps intentionally mal-formed) arguments, particularly on equality, should crumble as self-evident before any listener with a modicum of intelligence. Moreover, how those listeners don’t hear Prager’s his hypocrisy always astounds me.
Because his listeners apparently don’t get the hypocrisy and call him out loud and sharp only supports Donald Trump proclaiming his love for dumb people. Prager has said in the past, overlooking all of Trump’s disgusting and often immoral and reprehensible actions that he only cares what the man does as president, but not what he does in his personal life. On today’s show, regarding the celebrity and CEO school bribery scandal he is suddenly interested in who these kids are personally. Prager listeners, please turn right or left, you are walking against a wall. Sorry, they just seem that dumb.
Today Prager had rightwing faux-economist and ideologue Thomas Sowell, who has written a scree indemnifying inequality and, by default, discrimination. Prager and Sowell railed against a complaint by British female flight attendants regarding gender inequality in pay. Prager argued that the “female” flight attendants were lying in also not acknowledging that the survey also included pilot salaries. The brilliant minds of Sowell and Prager, keen to thoroughly deconstruct every issue, somehow missed the essential idiocy of Prager’s observation. The easiest is that it would have also illuminated salaries for male flight attendants, which, having flown out of London a number of times, and working in the airline business, I know exist. Second, Prager and our brilliant economist, Sowell, also missed the revelation that the lump average which included pilots would have been more equitable if British Airlines had more female pilots! Prager and Sowell actually proved female flight attendants in Great Britain make less than their male counterparts!
Later in the show the self-described “wise” Mr. Prager disclaimed Affirmative Action, revealing his underlying and latent racism, in my humbly informed and “wise” opinion. He said, “Why isn’t Affirmative Action Cheating…You might have a noble reason. It’s still cheating.” That is the twisted interpretation of race-baiting and racist-pandering filth. The cheat was creating a system which excluded people of color for many decades, a system defended and protected by people like Prager. Affirmative Action was a correction to systemic cheating…Mr. Prager.
Regarding that debate, Mr. Prager…Anytime.