Why PragerU Is Thanking Samantha Bee For Attacking Them

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Posted: Feb 14, 2020 7:30 AM
Why PragerU Is Thanking Samantha Bee For Attacking Them

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While PragerU may have been having difficulty with their content getting censored on social media platforms, the conservative organization got an enormous amount of exposure this week all thanks to TBS “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee.

Bee’s purpose in running a six-and-a-half minute segment on PragerU Wednesday was to discredit the group, but her attacks had the opposite effect, helping the organization reach new audiences and bringing plenty of donations in along the way. It certainly helped that PragerU had fun in the limelight, too. 

At the time of writing, PragerU brought in $32,120 in donations from 787 people in one day thanks to Bee’s attacks. New viewers and those inspired to donate thanked Bee on Twitter for drawing attention to PragerU.

"While Fox continues its lifelong quest to scare your grandparents into hoarding Franklin Mint coins, one growing conservative outlet is using colorful graphics and social media to appeal to a new generation. That outlet is Prager U," Bee tweeted about the segment. "Prager U’s website says "Prager University is not an accredited academic institution...but it is a place where you are free to learn.” That describes every single place! The last place Sam learned something for free was in a bra store. She learned she’s been wrong for 35 years."

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And finally, Bee threw in the "dangerous" card, so clearly PragerU's efforts are paying off.

"Prager U is actually dangerous," she warned. "They’re reaching a new, younger audience with bullshit conservative propaganda. They trick kids into thinking their videos are educational even though Prager U is as much of a real college as Monsters University."