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.
Did you see our new national ad campaign that aired on TBS last night?— PragerU (@prageru) February 13, 2020
Check it out! https://t.co/GvxVuQtJyK
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.
Thanks for the reminder @FullFrontalSamB Just finished donating. Without you this wouldn’t have happened. Thank you!— Aaron Jensen (@AaronJensenS83) February 13, 2020
Thanks for bringing my attention to PragerU. I watched a few videos and am impressed enough to subscribe. I’ll watch a few more to decide about contributing. Very smart common sense analyses so far by the presenters. Your cut and paste clip trying to tear them down is backfiring.— JimShar1 (@MrMayhem1966) February 13, 2020
"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."
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."
The left is SCARED of PragerU! ?? https://t.co/3jAWN3jkhT— PragerU (@prageru) February 13, 2020