[92], In 2019, Shapiro said that Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar, whose comments about American support for Israel were accused of evoking antisemitic tropes, and the white supremacist San Diego shooter, hold "a lot of the same opinions about Jews. [50] As of March 2019, according to Westwood One, The Ben Shapiro Show is being carried by more than 200 stations, including in nine of the top ten markets. He delivers lectures at several colleges and often presents his conservative views on controversial topics. [75], Shapiro is a critic of the alt-right movement,[76][77] stating in 2017, "It is a garbage movement composed of garbage ideas. His … [30][31] In his resignation statement, Shapiro stated that "Steve Bannon is a bully", Donald Trump is a bully, and that Bannon had "shaped the company into Trump's personal Pravda". [25], In 2012, Shapiro became editor-at-large of Breitbart News, a far-right[26] website founded by Andrew Breitbart. He had been born Ben Aaron Shapiro on January 15, 1984, California, in Los Angeles, where he spent his childhood all. Asking tough questions is … [6][7][8] At the age of 9, he transitioned with his family to Orthodox Judaism. David Shapiro, Ben Shapiro’s father was a composer and worked in Hollywood. He spoke at 37 campuses between early 2016 and late 2017. University president William Covino canceled the speech three days before it was to take place, with the intention of rescheduling it so that the event could feature various viewpoints on the subject of campus diversity. Presently, Shapiro hosts a daily political podcast named ‘The Ben Shapiro Show.’, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnQC_G5Xsjhp9fEJKuIcrSw/videos, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU2jxwptMWs, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk9RQdU6FEI, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ben_Shapiro_(42913418281).jpg. [80], Following the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Shapiro appeared on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight on January 10, 2013. "[67] Not voting for Trump or Clinton in 2016,[68] Shapiro has suggested that the election of Trump was more a vote against Hillary Clinton than a vote in favor of Trump. 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[73] In 2019, Shapiro asserted that "the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade" was "not going to happen", and added that he had "serious doubts" about "whether the Supreme Court, as currently constituted, would vote to overturn Roe v. [61][62] The event involved a large police presence which had been promised by Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ in her August letter that supported free speech. [20][17][21][22][23][24] Shapiro later admitted that he had been "destroyed" by Neil, commenting on Twitter that he "[had broken his] own rule, and wasn't properly prepared". Shapiro's father said frantically as they searched the couch cushions in their home. [125], In a 2011 tweet, Shapiro claimed that Jewish people are plagued by "Bad Jews", and that they "largely vote Democrat". 411 – Another Day, Another Mass Shooting (at 44.22 minutes in)", "10 Lessons in 10 Years – What Marriage Has Taught Me", "Ben Shapiro on Instagram: "I don't post pics of my family to social media because of the nature of my work, but I just couldn't help sharing the news. Parents. He was raised along with three sisters. [7], Shapiro supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq, arguing that "China is a dictatorship. He is a well-known columnist, too. Ben Shapiro’s partner, Mor Shapiro was born in a family with Moroccan Jewish ancestry. Mor Toledano was born in Israel. Her early years were spent in her hometown of Herzliya, Israel until her family relocated to California, USA when she was 12 years old. [131] Shapiro's maternal cousin is writer and former child actress Mara Wilson. ↑ Archived tweet: video in the original tweet. He is … [124], Shapiro practices Orthodox Judaism, the most theologically conservative stream of the Jewish religion, which informs his ideological positions. [114], Shapiro accuses the political left of believing in an imaginary "hierarchy of victimhood" in which the opinions of members of persecuted groups like the LGBT community are afforded more credence. Shapiro was inclined toward music in his childhood. 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Other than these, there’s a dearth of information regarding Mor’s parents, family, and elementary education. Fact-checks by PolitiFact and Channel 4 News in the UK rejected his methodology and concluded his claim was false. Shapiro is a public speaker, too. Shapiro’s political podcast, ‘The Ben Shapiro Show,’ is one of the most popular podcasts that deal with politics. Shapiro became a nationally syndicated columnist at the age of 17. [32] After Shapiro's departure, Breitbart published a piece, falsely attributed to Shapiro's father's pseudonym, saying "Ben Shapiro betrays loyal Breitbart readers in pursuit of Fox News contributorship", which Breitbart later deleted. He said that while he still partially agreed with his article's main point—"that we must calculate the risk to American services members when we design rules of engagement"—he "expressed [that point] in the worst possible way, and simplifie[d] the issue beyond the bounds of morality (particularly by doubting the civilian status of some civilians)". [59], In August 2016, DePaul University revoked an invitation for Shapiro to address students at the school and barred him from entering the campus due to "security concerns. It has nothing to do with constitutional conservatism. 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In another book, ‘The People vs Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration,’ he speaks about the misuse of power by former president Barack Obama. David is a grandfather of two adorable toddlers – Leeya Eliana Shapiro and a baby boy. "[121], Shapiro has argued that African-Americans were historically victims of injustice in the United States, but that they are not victims of widespread systemic injustice today. Famous as: Political Commentator, Public Speaker, education: 2007 - Harvard Law School, 2004 - University of California; Los Angeles, Walter Reed Middle School, Yeshiva University High School, See the events in life of Ben Shapiro in Chronological Order, Ben Shapiro is an American political commentator, public speaker, author, and lawyer. Ben Shapiro’s father believes that a journalist or editor must have a dedication to accuracy, media ethics, fairness, and objectivity. Senator awaiting confirmation as Secretary of Defense as a nominee of President Barack Obama, but weeks later Slate reporter David Weigel reported there was no evidence such a group existed. Ben and Mor are proud parents to two kids, a daughter born in 2014 and a son born in 2016. [7] His views on matters such as abortion ban, same-sex marriages, and gun-ownership rights have also dragged him into controversies. It's garbage" and adding that the idea of sedition laws was "inherently idiotic". [95][96][97] However, he opposes government involvement in marriage, saying, "I think the government stinks at this," and expressing concern that because of the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, at some point the government may try to force religious institutions to perform same-sex weddings against their will. His parents migrated into the United States of America from Russia. As on November 2017, the podcast had been downloaded 10 million times every month. 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