Ben Shapiro is what passes for a wunderkind on the right these days because he is under 30 and can dissemble in complete, intelligible sentences. He’s probably best-known for the time he asked the Tough Questions about then-Sec. Def. nominee Chuck Hegel’s relationship with a fictional terrorist group called Friends of Hamas. Ben was totally sorry that he smeared a good man’s name with his insinuations WHOOPS we mean he was NOT AT ALL sorry, instead resorting to the “Durrr I just write the words when people say it” defense.
So what’s our favorite virgin up to now? Probably something journalismy, what with the shutdown and the looming this and that? Would you believe NOPE! He’s trying to organize a boycott of Ritz crackers, because Al Sharpton has a teevee show. OK, we’ll bite.
Here is a fun history lesson, courtesy Ben Shapiro, who was ten years old when this happened:
In 1994, Sharpton stood before a crowd at Kean College in New Jersey. “White folks was in the caves while we was building empires,” he said. “We built pyramids before Donald Trump even knew what architecture was … We taught philosophy and astrology [sic] and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it … Do some cracker come and tell you, ‘Well my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower,’ you better hold your pocket. That ain’t nothing to be proud of, that means their forefathers was crooks.”
Clearly, because of this and similar stuff, the cracker factory that sponsors Al Sharpton’s show’s network should not, uh, do that:
Sharpton doesn’t dislike all “crackers.” One of the companies that has run commercials on Sharpton’s show is Ritz Crackers, owned by Mondelez International. Mondelez gave TruthRevolt this statement: “At Mondelez International we demonstrate our commitment to responsible corporate citizenship by participating in programs that best serve a wide range of local communities and their interests and needs. We extend our responsibility to the sponsorship of tasteful, believable television programming and we avoid sponsorship of programs that would be unacceptable in terms of generally accepted social or community standards.”
Al Sharpton is the only person on teevee who ever said anything bad, ever, and it is our duty to get him offa there! All it should take is a few numbnuts saying in the comments that they will not buy crackers no more, until they forget.
It is not clear why Ben Shapiro is launching this effort now, since Al Sharpton has hosted PoliticsNation on MSNBC since 2011. It probably doesn’t have anything to do with the hilarious drubbing conservatives are absorbing over the shutdown; nope, couldn’t be a chunk of red meat to distract or revive morale after the colossal failure of the shutdown as a strategy to defund Obamacare.
And while it is true that Al Sharpton has a history of saying inflammatory things, maybe this has something to do with the fact that he is an activist advocating for people who have been getting the shaft in this country, de facto and de jure, for the better part of ALL OF HISTORY. It’s also worth noting that Sharpton sometimes apologizes when he goes too far. Ben Shapiro, on the other hand, just likes to pretend he was right all along and hope everyone forgets. Which, ha, not gonna happen! You won’t Ben Shapiro your way out of this one, Ben Shapiro!