Thursday, August 18, 2016

Is Ben Shapiro Acting Like A Hypocrite?

The reality of the situation is simple to understand.  Ben Shapiro is a fraud and for the most part, a hypocrite.  Shapiro’s hypocrisy has now finally come full circle with his criticism of the Trump Campaign hiring on Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News.    

Now Ben talks a good bit on how horrible a person Stephen is while conveniently forgetting the fact that he had no problems with this man from 2012 up until the middle of the 2016 Republican Primaries.  He would later go on making a rather big noise of “quitting” Breitbart during the whole Michelle Fields kerfuffle, turning his energies full time to the new website he founded back in 2015:

One of the things that raised Shapiro’s ire, saying, in words pretty much to the effect, that Bannon took Mercer for a “ride.” by ". . .manipulated Breitbart News into a Cruz-bashing Trump propaganda outlet."   Rather harsh words coming from someone doing the SAME DAMNED THING at the website he currently edits, only with the politicians reversed. 

Robert Mercer, one of the major investors of Breitbart, gave 11 million dollars to  KEEP THE PROMISE I super PAC.  Apparently the integrity of the Fourth Estate is of little concern for Shapiro as he accuses Bannon of shilling for Trump, yet he has been doing the same thing for almost a year straight and is upset Bannon didn't go along with Mercer's wishes.

Now this is where the hypocrisy come into full view, and why anything said by Shapiro should be discounted as paid-for propaganda. is owned by Forward Publishing LLC of Cisco TX .  This company happens to be part of the Wilks Bros. business empire. (I reported on this earlier.)

You may remember the Wilks as being the Texas oil billionaires who made the rather huge donation of 15 million dollars to KEEP THE PROMISE III (now called REIGNITING THE PROMISE) , a part of the Keep The Promise network of soft money Ted Cruz super PAC’s run by Glenn Beck’s business partner David Barton.

 If the owner of The New York Times gave millions to Hillary, every right-winger in the country would scream  foul play!  Yet when Shapiro employer does it for the benefit of Ted Cruz, then all is well in the land of Conservative Punditry.

Now the most insufferable thing about this whole rotten scenario is that Shapiro, or Beck for that matter, has never come clean to their audience about these massive conflicts of interest. These people are either working for or with mega donors.  

Noted historian William I. Shirer, in his book “The Collapse of the Third Republic,” noted that Nazi Germany did not have to spend much money buying off French politicians before the war.   The Germans testified that it was much more effective to buy off journalists.  What we are seeing is something very similar happening to us right now.  

Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause is the literal definition of Propaganda.  Everything Ben Shapiro once accused Jon Stewart of doing now he stands just as guilty, if not more so.  This failure of Shapiro to disclose such information while presenting himself as a journalist grounded in principle is HYPOCRISY.  

Shapiro has no moral leg to stand on.  

This man is a fraud.

Author's Note:  I would like to apologize to anybody still left in cyberspace who actually reads this damned thing.  I am currently outside of the country and will not be back for several months.

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