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Tue Mar 19, 2013, 04:49 PM

The meltdown of Ben Shapiro. What’s in Breitbart kid’s ‘closet’?


Ben Shapiro, the editor-at-large wunderkind at Breitbart.com, guest-hosted for the Hugh Hewitt radio show on the day of the Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as defense secretary in late February. The Hagel news really tipped the teeter-totter for Shapiro, burning a few more cards out of a deck that was already missing several face cards. This video distills eight minutes from the three hour program, eight minutes of prime frustration, projection, hectoring, complaining, accusation and moral posturing, all delivered in Shapiro’s rapid-fire nasal whine.

Shapiro suggested that Hamas was “handing out candy in Gaza” to celebrate the Hagel nomination, bluntly tried to smear Hagel as “an open anti-Semitic guy,” a “defense secretary for Islamists,” an “anti-Semite” who is “the worst nominee…in American history” and, for good measure, bleated that Obama is a “jerk,” “bully” and “morally deficient human being” who has “come out of the closet” in terms of pretending to care about people. Meanwhile, in Shapiro’s world, “Mitt Romney…is legitimately one of the most honorable men, maybe the most honorable man, ever to run for high office in this country” and Noam Chomsky “is not really Jewish,” is “Jewish in name only.” He simultaneously accuses everyone but the man in the mirror of being “whiny” and doing “smear jobs.”

In the middle of the tirade, Shapiro’s self-awareness bloats to the point where he can ask “How can (Obama) possibly say this with a straight face?” and to end with this: “Democrats, they live in a world of unreality. They live in magic unicorn land…They don’t deal with reality. It’s up to us to deal with reality.”

Shapiro’s high-energy angst, his fevered finger-pointing at “moral deficiency” and other faults of those who “don’t deal with reality” is eerily reminiscent of the long line of disgraced fire-and-brimstone evangelists, from Jimmy Swaggart romping with prostitutes to Ted Haggard doing meth with his gay masseuse, who work so hard to hide the fact that they are guilty of all the sins they preach against. How long until Shapiro cracks?

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Reply The meltdown of Ben Shapiro. What’s in Breitbart kid’s ‘closet’? (Original post)
uhnope Mar 2013 OP
freshwest Mar 2013 #1
Dash87 Mar 2013 #2
MrScorpio Mar 2013 #3
Iggo Mar 2013 #5
Dellmartin Mar 2013 #4
uhnope Mar 2013 #7
Jack Rabbit Mar 2013 #6
COLGATE4 Mar 2013 #8
xfundy Mar 2013 #9
alp227 Mar 2013 #10

Response to uhnope (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 05:02 PM

1. You mean he hasn't 'cracked' already? And a bad egg he is/was, too. Yuck.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 05:41 PM

2. Looks like a massive dickhead.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 05:43 PM

3. Why doesn't the nut job just MOVE to Israel since he's so in love with the place? nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 05:57 PM

5. Because these guys hate Jews, too.

Israel is just a part of their end-of-the-world masturbatory fantasies.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 05:54 PM

4. Yikes

Where do these crazed loons come from? I've heard right wing nut jobs that make my jaw drop but this guy's is right up there with the top clowns. Talk about misguided delusional rantings! I never heard of this guy until I saw this and I hope to never see or hear him again.

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Response to Dellmartin (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 06:33 PM

7. Breitbart-Shapiro Overdrive

Shapiro's the heir apparent to the Andrew Breitbart mini-empire. Like Breitbart, Shapiro can string words and sentences together for long periods of time, which is more than 90% of the team. Like Breitbart, he's quite tireless in his spite and vitriol. Breitbart's last public act before he died was a drunken, sloppy fit of anger at Occupy protesters. We'll see if Shapiro lasts a little longer before his final meltdown.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 06:27 PM

6. I don't want to hear a lecture on the moral deficiency of my politics from Ben Shapiro

. . . who once advocated for the right of the Israeli government to "transfer" Palistinians from the West Bank, who links himself to the memory latter-day yellow journalist Andrew Breitbart and who is now says he's okay with the very idea vulture capitalist as president.

No, Mr. Shipiro, you are a right wing moron clinging to the most morally deficient expressions of public policy of all.

And, Mr. Shapiro, spare me your idea of reality. Clearly, your idea of the world, like those of other right wing kooks who have for too long misappropriated the label conservative, is as real as Never Never Land.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 06:41 PM

8. Ben Shapiro is

a shmuck. That is all.

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Response to uhnope (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 06:55 PM

9. Did he ever have sex?

That was his shtick for years, that he was a virgin, and oh, so proud of it.

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Response to xfundy (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 10:34 PM

10. He's married now so according to his religion he CAN. n/t

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