My assessment is that heads are going to roll. Mark my words.
You may not like conservatives, and you may not like the power they have in keeping Leftists in check, but at some point common sense kicks in.
So when liberal Washington Post ran a Fake News story about Ben Shapiro following the tragic Notre Dame fire, Ben was indignant, and rightly so.
As reported by the Daily Wire:
Self-described “expert” on “far-right extremism” Talia Lavin has struck again, this time falsely accusing Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro of stoking the flames of racism against Muslims and pushing conservatives toward a race war over the destruction of Notre Dame cathedral.
Lavin, a “guest instructor” for New York University’s journalism program, made her ridiculous claims in the storied Washington Post, which published her op-ed entitled, “How the far right spread politically convenient lies about the Notre Dame fire.” In it, she alleges, without regard to the political position of the commentator or the real meaning of their words, that just as the first flames were licking the roof of Notre Dame, conservative writers set about to pushing conspiracy theories on how the fire started, apparently in the hopes of inciting violence against Muslims.
It’s not immediately clear how Lavin came to her conclusions — though she does draw “Beautiful Mind”-esque connections between all manner of conservatives — but she does know, it seems, that writers and commentators share an affinity for “dark conclusions,” and that Ben Shapiro, whom she refers to as a “fast-talking far-right pundit,” is among the leaders of the movement.
Shapiro, she claims, blew a dog-whistle for anti-Muslim violence when he commented that Notre Dame was a “monument to Western civilization” and “Judeo-Christian heritage.” To drive her point home, she juxtaposed Shapiro with Richard Spencer, perhaps the best known American neo-Nazi, as if Shapiro had anything to do with Spencer, whom Shapiro has repeatedly and vociferously condemned.
After reading the Washington Post article, Shapiro tweeted, “This, from @chick_in_kiev, in The Washington Post, is the sheerest form of disgusting bulls***. I blamed no one for the Notre Dame fire, since it was an accident by all available evidence, and imputing malicious intent to me is simply gross.”
The Daily Wire noted that it was hard to argue with Shapiro’s assertion, and people from all across the political spectrum came to his defense against the defamation.
Here’s an example from Twitter:
This is INSANELY dishonest and irresponsible and wapo should fix it now and prevent it in the future https://t.co/19qccBRFIZ
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) April 16, 2019
And here’s another:
.@benshapiro and I disagree on Trump. We have from day one.
But to claim that Ben hasn’t been an unwavering supporter of Christianity and Conservatism is just dishonest and dumb.
Stop the pearl clutching over an ill timed joke for which he apologized.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 16, 2019
You KNOW that you’re in big trouble for your Fake News when even the liberals start siding against you!
At this point, Ben sent out a tweet asking the Washington Post to correct their fake news stating, “Hey, @washingtonpost, any interest in fixing this nonsense? I noted that Notre Dame is a monument to Western civilization because it is. That has nothing to do with blaming Muslims, and to suggest it does is simply a lie.”
Check out the response from Media Matters:
Fuck you and the burro you rode in on
— Media Matters (@mmfa) April 16, 2019
WOW! Did you see their response? “F**k you and the burro you rode on” was their classy response. At this point, rather than speak with a sound mind and good judgment, the liberal group Media Matters decided to dig in. Not wise.
Before we get into ramifications, there may be some of you wondering, “What is Media Matters?”
According to Wikipedia:
“Media Matters for America is a progressive 501, nonprofit organization, with the mission of “comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.”
So there you go. They obviously have a vendetta against conservatives, and so they felt safe in their response. Oh, but perhaps they didn’t consider that when you CLAIM to be a beacon of light in CORRECTING misinformation, that you may lose some of your base if you start SUPPORTING misinformation.
After some not-so-affirming tweet responses, Media Matters goofed yet again: They decided to triple-down on their position that Ben is a violence-inciter.
Note their tweet:
— Media Matters (@mmfa) April 16, 2019
But how did the Twitter world respond? Not so favorably to Media Matters. And they should be afraid. Very afraid.
See some of the responses below:
This is absolute bullshit. She smeared him in the pages of one of the biggest newspapers in the country. If she doesn’t want to be called on that she’s in the wrong line of work. Once again she’s playing the victim instead of taking responsibility. It’s disgusting.
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) April 16, 2019
When she writes up BS, he has a an actual complaint.
— G – Man (@gstagner) April 16, 2019
It’s NOT looking for for Media Matters, or the Washington Post for that matter. Why do I say this? Let us be a student of history, lest we ever forget BuzzFeed and how they suffered from their misinformation back in January.
As reported by Big League Politics:
A week ago, two of BuzzFeed’s all-star “investigative journalists” reported a story accusing President Donald J. Trump of instructing his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, a felony.
Shortly thereafter, the story imploded when Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III debunked it, in a truly embarrassing display for the world-renowned listicle website. Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed’s news division, Ben Smith, doubled down on the story, claiming that his reporters’ anonymous sources knew more about the investigation than the Special Counsel himself.
Now, BuzzFeed is back in the headlines, and coincidentally (or perhaps not) the network will be laying off 15 percent of its staff, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
So should they be afraid? Logic would say yes. When Ben came down hard on Washington Post, they should have quickly and quietly corrected their Fake News. Likewise, Media Matters should have never gotten involved. Let’s hope that Lady Justice moves powerfully in this moment and that we see some real financial retribution.
To see the podcast of the Ben Shapiro Show on this topic, click on the video below:
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