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Ben Shapiro
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Commentator
    (January 15, 1984- )
    Born in Los Angeles, California
    Columnist for Newsweek
    Editor at larger of Breitbart News (2012-16)
    Founder (2015) and editor in chief of The Daily Wire
    Hosts the podcast The Ben Shapiro Show
    Wrote ‘Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth’ (2004), ‘Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV’ (2011), ‘The People Vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration’ (2014), ‘The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great’ (2019), and ‘How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps’ (2020)
    Cousin of actress Mara Wilson
    He wrote, ‘I am getting really sick of people who whine about 'civilian casualties'... When I see in the newspapers that civilians in Afghanistan or the West Bank were killed by American or Israeli troops, I don't really care.’ (2002)
    He said critics of George W. Bush were ‘disloyal’ and called for the return of sedition laws (2006).
    He tweeted, ‘Israelis like to build. Arabs like to bomb crap and live in open sewage.’ (2010)
    He said that Jews who vote for Barack Obama or Bernie Sanders are ‘Jews In Name Only.’
    When Barack Obama nominated Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense (2013), he claimed the group ‘Friends of Hamas’ was a contributor to Hagel’s Senate campaign; no such organization existed.
    He said that Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and John Timothy Earnest, a white supremacist who shot up a synagogue killing one person and injuring three, held ‘a lot of the same opinions about Jews.’ (2019)
    During an interview on the BBC to promote ‘The Right Side of History’ when host Andrew Neil, publisher of the conservative magazine The Spectator, insisted on asking non-softball questions, he stormed out, having earlier ranted, ‘Why don’t you just admit you’re on the left?’ (Neil laughed and replied, ‘Mr. Shapiro, if you only knew how ridiculous that statement is you wouldn’t have said it.’)
    He did a reading of the lyrics to ‘WAP (Wet-Ass Pussy)’ by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, during which he helpfully explained, ‘p-word is female genitalia.’
    He also said he consulted his ‘doctor wife’ and listed potential causes of WAP (‘bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, or trichomonis ‘), which really makes you wonder about their sex life.
    He skipped two grades and graduated high school at age 16.
    At age 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US.
    When he kept addressing transsexual Zoey Tur by male pronouns during a debate, she grabbed him by the neck and threatened to send him ‘home in an ambulance.’ (2015)
    When he resigned from Breitbart News, he said Stephen Bannon had ‘shaped the company into Trump’s personal Pravda.’
    After leaving Breitbart News, he became the target of anti-Semitic rhetoric from the alt-right.
    He retracted his previous support for sedition laws, calling them ‘inherently idiotic.’ (2018)
    He supported the censure of Representative Steve King for King’s defense of the terms ‘white nationalist’ and ‘white supremacist.’ (2019)
    He apologized for mischaracterizing Andrew Neil’s politics and admitted, ‘[I] broke my own rule, and wasn’t properly prepared.’
    ’The Ben Shapiro Show’ was ranked by Podtrac as the second most popular podcast in the US (2019).
    The FBI> arrested a man from Washington for making death threats against him and his family (2019).
    Remixes of his ‘WAP’ reading became an internet meme.

Credit: C. Fishel


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