Conservative activist Ben Shapiro, like Rush Limbaugh, strikes fear in liberals. Rush stated, “across the fruited plain,” for a single cause: Liberals were terrified of El Rushbo and his golden EIB microphone. They are scared of Shapiro for his razor-sharp intelligence and grasp of the facts and defying arguments that threaten the whole narrative of the left on a regular basis.
As was reported by my friend Brad Slager, late in August, Shapiro's brief appearance at a podcast movement conference in Dallas led to rage on the extremist left. The organizers of the conference promptly apologized. Shapiro's “crime”? being there.
Shapiro, who hosts the most watched political show across the nation, made a stop at the trade show for podcasters, which is where the company he founded hosted a booth. According to Daily Wire, Shapiro “simply shook hands and posed for selfies with fans before leaving after a short time, Podcast Movement tweeted a series of groveling apologies for his mere presence.”
On Thursday, the podcaster of all podcasts Joe Rogan went off on the Podcast Movement organizers, as only he is able to. “Folks, people are in a cult,” Rogan stated on the course of his show during which he explained the bizarre series of incidents. “They're in a cult,” in a sly way: “You can't entertain any views that are different from yours?”
“It's simply talking. It's like there are opinions about one side, while people have different opinions on the other side. However, all they're doing is engaging in discussions. It's a f***ing radio show.”
Rogan's savage attack on organizers of the conference was in full swing.
“Afterwards they issue a statement in which they discuss the harm that this caused, and that they weren't aware as the people who run this podcast of the ‘harm' of bringing into Ben Shapiro [and how] this was extremely risky for people.”
“This is a blunder. ***. To say that it wasn't a good idea to let that guy let the guy be there is insane. Of course, it's an excellent idea. This doesn't mean that you are in agreement with everything he says.”
“We're in a cult, folks,” Rogan said, “There's a mind-virus cult that took over half the f***ing country.”
In fact, it's precisely these statements that most terrorize the left in putting the truth, or truth to the power of the state — which have led despicable totalitarian governments throughout time to commit heinous actions against the very people who's words they fear the most.
Daily Wire co-CEO Jeremy Boreing has slammed the Podcast Movement, calling organizers' apology and actions in opposition to Shapiro “ideological bigotry.”
“There's not anyone, anywhere else on earth who could be subjected to this kind of prejudice and take it. It's not possible to treat a black man in this way, you wouldn't treat a lesbian woman in this manner, and you shouldn't treat anyone on the left in this manner … however, you could treat a conservative in this manner with no censorship on the web.”
And, Shapiro himself? Mr. Calm and Collected took the left's antics with a smile and acted as he usually does and joked about the absurdity by calling himself “Darth Vader” and telling his fans on Wednesday:
“If the “cancel-culture” left] planning to take us down, then we're not going to just sit and watch as we are devastated. I will not accept the destruction of my existence.”
Although I mentioned Rush Limbaugh at the top in the article as eliciting the similar kind of visceral response on the left side as Shapiro, Fox News host Tucker Carlson, whose “Tucker Carlson Tonight” is larger than the combined audience from CNN and MSNBC is another great illustration.
While the convsrvative bench remains strong, the left's initial lineup is composed of Don Lemon, Alisyn Camerota, Jake Tapper, Joy Reid, Tiffany Cross, and many others who continue to have their heads handed to them regularly.
Left-wingers continue to berate conservative journalists and pundits but in reality, it's them who continue to gnash the wrong ideological tree yet they're ignorant while they bark.
You're a genius.