Here's regular user of the term "snowflake" Ben Shapiro shortly before he ran away from an interview because he found *Andrew Neil* to be too left wingpic.twitter.com/4U7cG2qwS0— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 10, 2019
Ben Shapiro storming off in a huff after being humiliated in an interview by Andrew Neil. You’re not on Fox News now.— Tom Copley (@tomcopley) May 10, 2019
The full interview is well worth a watch pic.twitter.com/M78kxigxou
The story along with the full 16 minute interview can be found at BBC.com
Twitter was amused.
Ben Shapiro going on BBC and demanding conservative Andrew Neil admit he's a leftist then crying about how unfair it is to be asked critical questions about his book before running away from the interview shows how these American conservatives are accustomed to their safe spaces— Wild Geerters (@classiclib3ral) May 10, 2019
I have seen Ben Shapiro debate well.— andy lassner (@andylassner) May 10, 2019
I’ve seen him be a decent interview.
But today – I saw him get absolutely schooled by conservative @afneil.
Absolutely hooting with laughter that Ben Shapiro has just accused Andrew Neil of being a terrible, biased, liberal leftie #PoliticsLive— Jane Merrick (@janemerrick23) May 10, 2019
This is why Ben Shapiro specializes in debating college freshmen and Tucker Carlson— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) May 10, 2019
Yikes, I'm watching that Ben Shapiro and Andrew Neil interview and it's interesting how Shapiro yells over people once he realizes that he's not going to absolutely agree with him or let him lead the interview.— Kat Blaque (@kat_blaque) May 10, 2019
If a wedgie could talk, I imagine it would sound a lot like Ben Shapiro.— Jordan Weissmann (@JHWeissmann) May 10, 2019
Ben Shapiro’s constipated nerd voice is a thing to behold, like if Waluigi got his books dumped every day and couldn’t grow a mustache— Nate Bethea (@inthesedeserts) May 10, 2019
Looks like the facts hurts Ben's feelings.— aceoaces (@aceoaces) May 10, 2019
Darling of the American right, Ben Shapiro, was just demolished by BBC— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) May 10, 2019
Ben clearly stepped in it. It’s seems he’s so used to being defensive with media that doesn’t pander to him, that he doesn’t even know what a normal interview is like.
He immediately starts accusing his interviewer of having a left wing bias (Neil is known as a staunch conservative in the UK) because Ben wasn’t asked the usual softball questions. The interviewer asked legitimate questions that if Ben was prepared and actually held true to his beliefs should have had no problem answering.
In his echo chambers Ben Shapiro is considered the darling of the right. The reality is, when confronted by a professional journalist in the real world, it’s obvious how much of a lowly hack he really is.
Ben used to play the Never Trump card often, but just like everyone else in the “conservative media” circles, it seems supporting Trump has become far more profitable.