Now that Breitbart acolyte Ben Shapiro’s Obama “race” and “radical” bombshells have – well, bombed – it appears that Shapiro has turned his America-hating hostilities into a book. And just as Sean Hannity gave Shapiro a friendly, unquestioning, credible airing for the ridiculous 1990 Obama-hug video, so was Shapiro welcomed on last night’s Hannity where he made the ridiculous claim that the right has been silenced by the left - and then urged his side to start fighting and ignore the Geneva Conventions. While demonstrating a breathtaking ignorance about what those Conventions say.
Wouldn’t you know? Shapiro is another GOP Special Victim. Poor widdle Shapiro calls the left “bullies” and whines about how their “culture of fear and intimidation silences America.” Just pay no attention to his prime time Fox News appearances. Or his boast about being a bestselling author and nationally syndicated columnist. It must be the prime time hosts like Hannity and Bill O’Reilly who are too intimidated to speak out about how they’ve been silenced.
Shapiro sounded downright ignorant as he whined that having George Stephanopoulos on ABC would be akin to having Karl Rove as “the real anchor on a news program… It’s craziness.”
Oh, you mean like how Rove interrupted and interfered with Fox News’ coverage of the 2012 election? Or how he was presented as a neutral pundit to comment on a presidential debate? Either Shapiro was so busy nosing around ancient videos of Obama that he missed that or he thinks IOKIYAR.
Or he thought we'd be too stupid to notice. Shapiro went on to make the dubious accusation that the reason Mitt Romney lost is because of “the race card, the sex card and the class warfare card.” Nice to know you think your country is a bunch of dupes, Ben!
Hannity put on his phony-baloney sincere face and said he thought Shapiro was “making really valid points,” and asked “How would you counter it?”
Shapiro’s answer would have bone chilling if I thought he’d have any more success than he did with his “Look Who Obama Hugged In Law School!” video.
We can’t be civil with them. We can’t… We have reached the end of bipartisanship. We’ve reached the end of civility. It’s like the Geneva Conventions? These people are out of uniform. Once they exit the realm of civility, they are now fair game. And it’s enough playing fair with them. It’s enough having the moral high ground. We’ve had the moral high ground. It means that we lose. We need to start fighting back and fighting back hard.
Yes, our little armchair general is mustering his troops and beating his chest – and not mentioning that he has yet to spend a single day doing any real fighting for our country.
Oh, and Ben? If you knew anything about the Geneva Conventions, you’d know that it’s when people are out of uniform that the rules apply. Or are you likening your fellow Americans to Al Qaeda-like terrorists?
Your comment about public money being “forcibly taken” makes no sense. If you mean that tax money gets allocated to a variety of programs, almost all of which one part or another of the population would prefer not to fund, then you’re just stating the obvious. We all have things that our taxes fund which we don’t agree with – but we all agree to be part of this country and to pay our taxes. Are you saying that you only want your taxes to go for those programs you like? If so, join the club.
He came on Morgan’s set with a smirk on his face and proceeded to accuse Morgan of “standing on the bodies of the children killed at Sandy Hook”, which was a jab intended to upset Morgan. He then produced a copy of the Constitution and tried to imply that Morgan hadn’t read it or understood it. He then made a series of comments accusing the left of bullying but not acknowledging where the left and the right have agreement over the issue of gun violence. When Morgan produced the 1994 joint statement of Reagan, Carter and Ford supporting the assault weapons ban, Shapiro’s only response was “So what?”
Shapiro’s intention here was clear. He wanted to plug his book and irritate Morgan into saying something emotional. The moments where Morgan clearly did become irritated at Shapiro’s antics were the ones where Shapiro’s smirking was most apparent. It was a notably unpleasant appearance, and one that only illustrates Shapiro’s increasing desperation as the Breitbart website gets into more and more trouble.
BTW, nice name- It saved me the trouble of wondering whether or not I should take anything you say seriously during what tenure you keep as a commenter.
Yep — the 2012 Presidential Election proved that.
Oh wait . . .
So if you call being questioned “silenced,” then you are. But you are really being a spoiled whiny baby.
This already happened from your side Ben, with the advent of FOX news years ago. There has been no civility or bipartisan discourse for years and the blame lies squarely with the right. Your attitude of “my way or the highway” gained you some followers initially, but America doesn’t work like that, and thankfully your days are numbered.
But the best parts of this come with Shapiro’s inability to understand what happened with the election in November. Like Limbaugh, like various other right wingers, he’s choosing to blame the voters for not going his way, and he’s choosing to blame anything and everything he can to avoid looking at the facts around the GOP losses. And to top it off, he’s advocating that the GOP throw a huge tantrum rather than participate in governing. Meaning that he’d rather just have four more years of GOP intransigence, spiked with even more personal attacks and nastiness, if that’s possible.
Ben Shapiro is no Andy, and the right-wing masses have moved on to other right-wing publications such as the Daily Caller.
The Breitbart publications are declining. The conservative masses have taken down images of Andy on Twitter and Facebook. Benny is trying to save a sinking ship, but in the end, the Breitbart publications will fade off into the sunset.
NOTE TO SHAPIRO
Fold the publication. No one cares, or talks about Andy in the conservative media-including Fox News Channel.
In other words paranoid, psychotic Shapiro wants his views to be everybody’s views because he KNOWS other people cannot be trusted to think about anything he considers as taboo. – American Taliban
- Race card — “[My dad] was born in Mexico . . . had he been born of Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this thing . . .”
- Sex card — “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks?’ and they brought us whole binders full of women” . . .
- Class warfare card — ""There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. … My job is not to worry about those people . . . "
Wow, Ben — it looks like you’re right . . .
Everyone else in that outfit is two seconds of debunking, three days of whining. Move on, unless the situation makes you grit your teeth.