Last week, James Dobson dedicated his “Family Talk” radio show to a speech given by Dennis Prager at the Western Conservative Summit in July. Prager, a right-wing commentator and radio host, claimed that “the left has a monopoly on hysteria” and dismissed “heterosexual AIDS” and campus rape as liberal “hysterias.”
“The left has a monopoly, almost a monopoly, on hysteria,” he said. “And I will just give you a few examples of the hysterias of your lifetime. One was heterosexual AIDs in America. Do you remember that? when we were told by Time and Newsweek and The New York Times, remember when they said AIDS doesn’t discriminate? Well, that was a lie. AIDS does discriminate. It happens to attack in America—and I emphasize in America— overwhelmingly, gay men and intravenous drug users and his partners. You know the group least likely to get AIDS? Gay women. So it can’t be homophobic to say the truth.”
“Heterosexual AIDS in America was a hysteria,” he declared.
Prager then questioned the statistic that one in four women are assaulted on college campuses, claiming that this is also a left-wing lie.