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The Washington Post Prints Another Bizarre Attack on Ben Shapiro

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19.04.2019

I know that yesterday was almost entirely dedicated to analysis of the Mueller report, but I just can’t let this past without comment — the Post printed another op-ed tying Ben Shapiro to the radical right. On Tuesday, Talia Lavin took to its pages and actually wrote that Ben’s statements declaring Notre Dame to be a “monument to Western civilization” and a mark of the west’s “Judeo-Christian heritage” actually “evoked the specter of war between Islam and the West.” She then immediately compared his words to the depraved ideas of the New Zealand mosque shooter and alt-right leader Richard Spencer. It was a gross and irresponsible smear.

Well, here we go again. The Post’s Ishan Tharoor writes that the Notre Dame fire “ignites the West’s far right.” This piece actually racializes Ben’s comments — and then links them to, yes, Richard Spencer.

Ben Shapiro, an influential American right-wing pundit with a huge following on social media, lamented “a magnificent monument to Western civilization........

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