Linking to this column, Conor Friedersdorf labels Dennis Prager as one of the more "thoughtful" right-wing commentators. Which is ironic, because I once labeled Prager the "Jewish pseudo-Christian ... voted most likely to piss me the hell off."
This column, on the benefits of global travel is admittedly better than normal, although foolishness hardly is absent ("After visits to about a dozen African countries, I came to realize that the spread of Christianity holds the best hope for that sad continent. If anyone can name a better solution, this Jew would be interested in hearing it." Jesus Christ, why doesn't he start worshiping Jesus Christ already?). But that marks a first for me, as until now the universal quality that linked all my exposure to Dennis Prager was breath-taking ignorance. Let's canvass some of my favorites:
* There aren't many Black people at Tea Party rallies because Black people aren't rational.
* Keith Ellison swearing his oath of office on the Koran "undermines American civilization."
* A constant trend of conflating Judaism and Christianity.
* Giving the totally-not-self-serving marital advice that women should have sex with their husbands, even if they don't want to.
Library Grape offers some examples of his own.
The point being, one column that manages to get a toehold on "mediocre" notwithstanding, Dennis Prager pretty much represents the bottom of the barrel -- and, since his hallmark is trying to pretend like Judaism is indistinguishable from fundamentalist Christianity, I have a personal Jew-to-Jew gripe with him as well.