Mother Jones got in big trouble with its decidedly leftist readership the other day when it declared Rep. Liz Cheney “a hero of 2021.” A lot of people suggested that Mother Jones change the title of its magazine after featuring the Republican daughter of warmonger Dick Cheney.
Readers should be more comfortable with this offering, a look into right-wing YouTube videos that are turning millennials into conservatives. The target this time? Dennis Prager and PragerU.
Inside the right-wing YouTube empire that's quietly turning millennials into conservatives https://t.co/r7LoEzbKs4
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) December 31, 2021
Mark Oppenheimer kicks off by noting the confusion over the role of the Electoral College after Donald Trump was elected president. A lot of people searched the internet for answers, and many landed on a video from PragerU:
People turned to the New York Times and the Washington Post, Fox News, and even the Constitution for answers. But few sources were as widely consulted as “Do You Understand the Electoral College?” a five-minute video hosted by retired lawyer and television pundit Tara Ross. Her genial lecture, illustrated with colorful cartoons and pop-up text—”pure democracies do not work”—can be found at Prager University, an online video portal curated by the conservative talk-radio host Dennis Prager. The Electoral College video had about 850,000 views before the election, says Allen Estrin, Prager’s producer and consigliere. “Two weeks later, it had 50 million.”
Oppenheimer goes on to note that PragerU’s video doesn’t mention “how the Electoral College was born of a compromise with slave states or note the degree to which it skews the will of the majority.”
Just like Dan Bongino, PragerU has a massive media footprint, and the Left can’t stand it.
— Arlen Strader (@royarlen) January 1, 2022
So it’s panic time for progressives.
— Laurel Van Driest (@lvandriest) December 31, 2021
That’s learning from reality, Comrades. Not YouTube.
— Will Collier (@willcollier) January 1, 2022
It’s not you tube turning people into conservatives…. Insane liberal policies & mandates that fail everyone do
— 🔥 Bean 🔥 (@BeanFromPA) January 1, 2022
— Kevin Boyd 🇺🇸 (@TheKevinBoyd) January 1, 2022
Thanks for letting me know. I'll be subscribing.
— 976-Evil (@CopyOfOne1) January 1, 2022
Alternative take: Some millennials are older and wiser.
— John Titer (@JohnTiter9) January 1, 2022
With age comes wisdom.
— Zionist1 (@Zionist_1) December 31, 2021
Real life does that.
— MyRightNut (@tearitup115) January 1, 2022
Taxes do that, not YouTube.
— Lane (@elan91418) December 31, 2021
They still think millennials are teenagers
— Wonder what ill do today (@datdudeep11) December 31, 2021
The tolerant left at work.
— Ben Denison (@RAB88) January 1, 2022
Adding to this ratio
— Stevie M. (@thismalip) January 1, 2022
Just skip to the last paragraph:
“…but in fact liberals have never mounted such an ambitious, ideologically targeted effort to win over younger people.”
Not public schools, universities, major “news” outlets, Silicon Valley censorship, late-nite TV, anything Hollywood…
— My Other Life (@MyInfo22158422) December 31, 2021
I applaud you for making it to the last paragraph. Just shows that not all heroes wear capes… pic.twitter.com/22ZnkAihRf
— RogerThat (@GeorgiaFire85) January 1, 2022
Yes, how dare they have a different voice that people can choose to listen to, there should only be one approved state regulated opinion people can have.
— Cryptic Enigma (@CrypticEnigma50) December 31, 2021
“Jen the kidzzz aren’t listening to us” pic.twitter.com/6y799qOOlW
— Jason Thompson (@RonWheezer) December 31, 2021
I read the article and I watched the embedded PragerU video. I’m with PragerU.
— Crazy Old Cat Guy (@StripperFundASM) January 1, 2022
TLDR; Mother Jones can't compete with Prager u on an even playing field and are sour about it
— dan (@aspden_daniel) January 1, 2022
Prager turns millenials into conservatives because he gives them some basic reasons they are hearing for the first time because their high school and college teachers have never exposed them to those ideas except, perhaps, in caricature form.
— Lorne Welwood (@Lornewel) December 31, 2021
Perhaps because they use facts and logic.
— Tim (@tntDVM) January 1, 2022
You mean when people are shown information in a digestible way that shows them different perspectives they use their free will to watch and adapt their politics? Wow it’s almost as if we live in a free country where people can choose to watch what they want.
— Hamón 🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@LieutenantTrips) December 31, 2021
— S k y (@Skkyyyyyyyyyyy) December 31, 2021
Really scares you, doesn’t it? Losing control of your crafted narrative from the past several decades, seems like it’s all escaping you now
— Jeff Sparbeck (@JeffSparbeck) January 1, 2022
— #LetsGoBrandon (@BuckarooBonzi77) December 31, 2021
13 years of public schools, 4 years of college, all the movies and TV shows Hollywood puts out, and 90% of mainstream news media all spouting your line, and you're still worried about a YouTube channel?
— pantsdailyon (@pantsdailyon) January 1, 2022
Maybe they have better arguments.
— Joe (@DangerProbe) January 1, 2022
I can’t believe you embarrassed yourself with this.
— MissNepotism (@MissNepotism) January 1, 2022
PragerU has a much greater reach than Mother Jones and they can’t stand it.
CNN’s Brian Stelter weighs in on The New Yorker’s profile of ‘hyperpartisan hate-news aggregator’ Dan Bongino https://t.co/JjnqeWTpiV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 29, 2021
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