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The New York Times: America Sucks

phil4132 Wrote: Oct 17, 2013 8:24 PM
Your comment was not helpful. I agree that the main point of the column was to show how dehumanizing the enemy breaks down our natural aversion to killing, but I think the columnist discredits herself when she conflates genocide with far lesser war-time acts. Imagine if the columnist had instead used the example of Americans dehumanizing the unborn as "globs of tissue" or "a choice". Though I think that would have been a more apt comparison.
The Original King Wrote: Oct 21, 2013 5:21 PM
Phil..............truth be told, I was hooked the first time I listened to Prager, many years ago. I had listened to limbaugh a bit here and there but had never really been exposed to someone who just talked non-stop as if he was an expert on pretty much any topic. As it turned out, that first time I heard him, he was pontificating on a topic that I did happen to know quite a bit about (through work) and knew that he was WAY wrong in his take....but he really wasn't taking any calls...except from a couple of people who were calling to tell him how much they idolized him........I found it to be good theatre and still do.
As far as a host that "meets my standards"...I have a considerable amount of respect for Michael Medved............IMHO, he is a thinking man who addresses almost all issues from a rational, non-emotional standpoint. You seldom if ever hear him make the Archie Bunker type stereotypes that Prager lives on and he comes across as being a MUCH happier person than Prager...he very seldom seems to be in a bad mood. There are a number of topics I would LOVE to get a chance to debate Prager on...........I would HATE to have to debate Medved. I know I would lose.
phil4132 Wrote: Oct 21, 2013 1:28 PM
Just out of curiousity are there any radio talk show host which meet your standards? It'd be nice to have a reference point.
goldilocks Wrote: Oct 20, 2013 5:29 PM
He likes Prager for his mind boggle.
phil4132 Wrote: Oct 20, 2013 4:08 PM
I'm surprised about the Jesse Jackson mockery but I have no reason to doubt you. If he's that disgusting why do you listen? Seriously.
The Original King Wrote: Oct 19, 2013 1:59 PM
gold....yeah, the thing that always amazes me is how he'll pull the double standard/hypocrite move during the SAME show, often during the SAME hour....it's not as if you have to go back 2 years to find a major inconsistancy.........these incidents are constantly occurring.
goldilocks Wrote: Oct 19, 2013 10:06 AM
Like talk the walk but don't walk the talk.

He is truly amazing!
The Original King Wrote: Oct 19, 2013 3:27 AM
Phil.....yes we do both agree that she could have come up with better examples. Now, as far as Prager not providing the writer's name, I didn't interpret that as him being kind or, somehow protective of her. To me it was more a case where he didn't really want people to read the actual article...in order to see for themselves if she was, in ANY sense claiming that "America Sucks".
As for name calling....just listen to his show for a couple of hours. You're pretty much guaranteed to hear "moral idiot", "moral imbicle", "child", "full of hate", etc etc etc.
Also, a bit off topic but earlier this week, I heard him ranting against colleges for making fun of the way Pres Bush used to pronounce "nuclear".....OK fair enough....then I leave my car to go to an app't. When i come out , around 90 minutes later, Prager is wrapping up the show by laughing, with his cohorts, about the way Jesse Jackson pronounced words in what was apparently a recent interview. Prager is the absolute king of the double standard.
phil4132 Wrote: Oct 18, 2013 11:00 AM
@OK - I wouldn't characterize Prager that way. I may try to call into his show and ask him about it. FYI - Prager is actually a very mature individual who never resorts to name-calling (unlike many on the left). If you notice he never even named the columnist and certainly never call her a name. FWIW - I'd prefer someone to say I suck (which I agree the columnist didn't say) than to say that my actions were on par with genocide (something the columnist perhaps inadvertently implied).

Having said that, I give her credit for good intentions. Perhaps she felt the need to include the US in her condemnations to be more multi-cultural. I think she could have chosen better examples.
The Original King Wrote: Oct 18, 2013 12:16 AM
Phil.................I have no problem whatsoever with your take on the columnist's conflation of genocide with what I agree are much less "evil" acts............but for Prager to go from THAT to "NY Times: America Sucks" is incredibly inaccurate and immmature......something to be expected from a junior high school student.