I wasn’t going to weigh in on Donald Trump’s decision to shake up his campaign but now I see Ben Shapiro coming up short with the truth again and I had to respond. Shapiro was caught shilling for a Ted Cruz Super PAC so there goes shilling Shapiro once again. Is anyone surprised anymore?
You can pretty much always tell what Ben Shapiro is going to say based upon who cuts his checks.
Shapiro is a serial liar who never gets the story right — remember Friends of Hamas, anyone? — and something of a con artist with a slew of failed businesses and books. Worse yet he is giving aide and comfort to the enemy by talking about how he knows Bannon and that Bannon is a bad guy. Bannon is a complicated guy — we have had drag down disagreements mostly about research and framing — but he’s unquestionably a brawler.
Bannon’s move to Team Trump is the first indication I’ve seen that Daddy is home.
The Trump campaign’s decision to hire Steve Bannon is one of the smartest decisions Trump has yet made. It signals an understanding of the new media order, how meme magic is real, and how the comment section has taken over the election. To our enemies this is terrible; to us, Trumpians, inevitable.
Something has been broken in the media elite. Most in media hate it but I love every minute of it. Everything is possible. The beginning of the end of Gawker’s Nick Denton is upon us. Fox News will decline without Roger Ailes. Huffington Post is slowly descending into irrelevancy.
In this key appointment Trump seems to be understanding what Breitbart taught those of us who were his disciples: “media is everything.” Break the leftist media and you take the power.
The way to break the media was through the power of celebrity because once people like you you’re unstoppable.
Trump advisor Roger Ailes points out in You Are The Message, likeability matters most in matters of persuasion. “I call it the magic bullet because if your audience likes you
Andrew understood this implicitly. Milo cultivates it. Mike Cernovich builds it. But Shapiro doesn’t get it.
Ben Cuckspiro, @benshapiro former Breitbart employee and Michelle Fields hoax conspirator, is making Andrew roll over in his grave.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) August 17, 2016
Shapiro is used by Megyn Kelly– a disloyal fraud who made up sexual assault allegations against Roger Ailes to further her career– while he uses the not very bright, plagiarist Michelle Fields to advance his. But Shapiro, once a wunderkind, is neither a wunder, nor a kind anymore. His antics aren’t excusable anymore.
But Shapiro’s lying about his relationship with Andrew Breitbart who disliked him and did not trust him after Shapiro lied to him repeatedly during the ghostwriting of Breitbart’s book.
While Shapiro was lying to Andrew about how far along he was on Andrew’s book I was hanging out with Andrew at friday night parties with celebrities.
I knew Andrew Breitbart. I worked for him. I loved him. And I have kept my word to him all these years later on a project I told him I would finish.
Breitbart introduced me to James O’Keefe. He celebrated me winning journalism awards. I spent many hours on the phone with him. He repeatedly called me a research genius.
I was in the office the day he decided to offer the bounty for the tape of the N-word being stated.
I was there when Breitbart called S. E. Cupp a disloyal bitch.
Today she’s saying all this stuff.
Breitbart is officially Pravda. And my friend Andrew weeps.
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 17, 2016
I was there when Glenn Beck routinely plagiarized Breitbart.
Now he pretends they were friends.
Glenn Beck: "Andrew Breitbart is spinning in his grave right now"
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 17, 2016
I was there when Breitbart said he thought Bill Kristol and the DC Republicans were trying to screw him.
And they were. And the same DC Republicans are trying to screw Trump.
But those of us who knew Andrew best know the truth.
I'll let Andrew speak for himself. https://t.co/SYQwpzdPmZ
— Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) June 25, 2016