Ben Shapiro interview with a British conservative.

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Trump World! Where the circus is always in town.
TV interview in which one of the most prominent Conservative journalists on British TV interviews Ben Shapiro.
It goes pear shaped for Shapiro very quickly.
Guys a real punk.
 
May 2018
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Wow, Ben Shapiro is an idiot. He claims he's popular, but this it the first time I've heard of this little twat. Was an idiot. He got exposed for what the American right is at the moment. He could not even directly answer the Georgia abortion law question.

Folks, this is what we're dealing with regarding the right wing in this country. If anyone has any doubts what these people are about, this should lay it to rest.
 
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Apr 2015
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Shapiro made three fatal errors in this interview.
The first was that he seemed to be totally unaware of how interviews are conducted on political shows on British TV.
The Devil's Advocate style of interview where the interviewer will ask the guest questions which the opposing side would ask, and the guest is then expected to counter that with a reasoned argument is perfectly normal and Shapiro should have been prepared.
Secondly, he then tried the tactic of attempting to turn the question around by asking the interviewer his opinion on the controversial topic they were discussing, something a seasoned British interviewer will bat away with ease by pointing out that it's the guests opinions that are the topic of the interview.
Finally, when he realised he was doing really badly, he tried the tactic of painting the interviewer as a member of the "other side", and because of this the interview was total biased against him and therefore he was within his right to terminate the interview. The problem with using this tactic is Neil is the most right wing interviewer on the BBC, being also the Chairman of the right wing Spectator magazine and is a former editor of the Sunday Times under Rupert Murdoch.
In this interview Shapiro showed that while he might be good at browbeating 20 year old student's, against a seasoned journalist prepared to stand his ground he's a lightweight.
 
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Shapiro made three fatal errors in this interview.
The first was that he seemed to be totally unaware of how interviews are conducted on political shows on British TV.
The Devil's Advocate style of interview where the interviewer will ask the guest questions which the opposing side would ask, and the guest is then expected to counter that with a reasoned argument is perfectly normal and Shapiro should have been prepared.
Secondly, he then tried the tactic of attempting to turn the question around by asking the interviewer his opinion on the controversial topic they were discussing, something a seasoned British interviewer will bat away with ease by pointing out that it's the guests opinions that are the topic of the interview.
Finally, when he realised he was doing really badly, he tried the tactic of painting the interviewer as a member of the "other side", and because of this the interview was total biased against him and therefore he was within his right to terminate the interview. The problem with using this tactic is Neil is the most right wing interviewer on the BBC, being also the Chairman of the right wing Spectator magazine and is a former editor of the Sunday Times under Rupert Murdoch.
In this interview Shapiro showed that while he might be good at browbeating 20 year old student's, against a seasoned journalist prepared to stand his ground he's a lightweight.
Most Americans aren’t familiar with the British journalism. And yes, Shapiro should have been prepared. What has become truly entertaining is how all of American right wing media has been reduced to a flamethrower C rated website. But since that is what they already were on radio and television, it was easily adoptable for them.
 
Dec 2018
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Expectations are higher for an ordinary student on an American high school debate team. A petulant meltdown in front of a large BBC audience is inexcusable. Shapiro lacks the temperament and talent to perform as a polemic against any well prepared opponent. Entertaining and revealing.
 
Nov 2012
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Fair play, our interviewers are much better at the job, though they can get a bit tedious sometimes when they're interviewing someone with something serious to say. The approach, 'Why are you lying to me, you bastard?' is, though, entirely appropriate for the likes of this Nazi turd.
 
Nov 2018
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Whenever the extreme Right has to confront the actual details or implications of that dogma, it fails to make any sense or the RWinger wants to spin the discussion off into other topics. It was a very straight-forward interview which demonstrated the anger and outrage at attempts to reason clearly that has become so commonly now associated with the Right.
 

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Apr 2013
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I eagerly await Sabcats views of this interview given what a fan of Shapiro he is.