Ben Shapiro Throws Temper Tantrum
A host on the BBC asked Ben Shapiro to back up some of his more controversial opinions. He didn’t like the way it was going and shut the interview down.
Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Francesca Fiorentini, and Dan Evans, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial
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"Squirming under questioning about his own controversial statements by the BBC’s Andrew Neil, conservative writer Ben Shapiro got so angry that he walked out of the interview. Shapiro accused Neil — who is a conservative — of trying to make him look bad due to a liberal agenda.
“You purport to be an objective journalist, BBC purports to be an objective, down the middle network,” Shapiro said after Neil asked if the heartbeat abortion bans sweeping the nation are bringing America back to the “dark ages.” “It obviously is not, it never has been. And you as a journalist are proceeding to call one side of the political aisle ignorant, barbaric and sending us back to the dark ages — why don’t you just say you’re on the left.”
Neil runs The Spectator, which also leans to the right.
“You talk about undermining the public discourse,” Shapiro continued toward the end of the interview. “It seems to me that simply going through and finding lone things that sound bad out of context, and then hitting people with them, is a way for you to make a quick buck on BBC off the fact that I’m popular and no one has ever heard of you.”
Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Francesca Fiorentini, Dan Evans
Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Francesca Fiorentini, Dan Evans
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