Monday, November 22, 2021

Ben Shapiro: The Narrative Is the Priority

 According to the media, Kyle Rittenhouse was a white supremacist. According to the media, Kyle Rittenhouse was an active shooter. According to the media, Kyle Rittenhouse was a murderer.

    In reality, he was none of these. 

    Kyle Rittenhouse was a 17-year-old young man who went to Kenosha, Wisconsin, in order to protect businesses and administer medical aid to those who needed it. He was chased down by Joseph Rosenbaum, a 36-year-old convicted child molester; he shot Rosenbaum when Rosenbaum grabbed for his gun. He was then chased down by Anthony Huber, 26, a man convicted of two felony counts of strangulation and suffering after pulling a knife on his brother and grandmother and choking his brother; Rittenhouse shot Huber when Huber tried to slam his skateboard into Rittenhouse's head. Finally, Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, a member of a radical Antifa offshoot, approached Rittenhouse with a pistol in his hand; Rittenhouse shot him in the biceps.

    All of this was on tape. It was verified by witness testimony and physical evidence. 

    Yet Rittenhouse was brought to trial anyway. 


    He was brought to trial because his case became the center of a political firestorm. In September 2020, Joe Biden featured Rittenhouse in an ad decrying then-President Donald Trump's supposed sympathy for white supremacists. 

Members of the Left declared that Rittenhouse was a stand-in for American racism, despite the fact that all three of the people Rittenhouse shot were white. Even after the prosecution presented its case -- a case so weak that the prosecution's own witnesses ended up supporting Rittenhouse's self-defense case -- members of the media continued to maintain that an exoneration for Rittenhouse would be yet another stain on America's racial record.

    Meanwhile, last week, we learned that the Department of Justice had indicted one Igor Danchenko, a Russia analyst who worked with Christopher Steele on the infamous Steele dossier -- a collection of bizarre misinformation about Trump treated as blockbuster material by the media. Danchenko, it is alleged, concealed that one of his informational sources was a Democratic Party operative close with the Clinton family. This means that Steele, at the behest of Hillary Clinton's hired guns at Fusion GPS, gathered false information from Clinton allies, and laundered it into a report -- and then Clinton's team handed the Steele report over to the FBI, which promptly used it as the basis for a FISA warrant against Carter Page, a member of the Trump campaign. The Clinton campaign then used the FBI investigation of Team Trump as a campaign point.

    The media, of course, went right along with all of this. When the Steele dossier went public, members of the media treated it as though it were verified and credible. As Bill Grueskin, former academic dean at Columbia Journalism School, writes, "some reporters simply didn't like or trust Mr. Trump and didn't want to appear to be on his side."

    Jussie Smollett was not attacked by MAGA-hatted white thugs; the media treated his initial story with complete credulity. Christine Blasey Ford provided no supporting evidence for her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh; the media treated her as a groundbreaking heroine. The high schoolers of Covington Catholic did not mock a Native American man; the media treated them as evil white supremacists. Jacob Blake was not wrongfully shot by police; the media treated his shooting as a case of systemic police racism. No evidence was ever presented that Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd based on race; his case nonetheless became the point of the spear in our "national conversation" about racism.

    How many facts will die at the hands of media-crafted narratives? As many as need to die in order to achieve political utopia for the Left. As David Burge suggested years ago on Twitter, "Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving."

    Ben Shapiro, 37, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, host of "The Ben Shapiro Show," and editor-in-chief of He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers "How To Destroy America In Three Easy Steps," "The Right Side Of History," and "Bullies." To find out more about Ben Shapiro and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at



Anonymous said...

According to Ben, he is 5 foot 9. According to a ruler, Ben is 5 foot 4. Consider the source of your beliefs, this guy is a loser.

Anonymous said...

One correction to the thing......He was suppose to be standing watch at a car lot and I still believe he regrets leaving that lot. The rest mentioned I agree with.

Anonymous said...

2:45 : A loser with his OWN news/opinion site...multiple contracts for consulting and he's earned all of it. Dude ain't far off on most things but does come off as a jerk way to much. And he seems to be geeked a lot.

Anonymous said...

2:45 right or wrong your attitude and reaction are one of the many issues holding this country back. His or her beliefs can be different from yours and even have discord, but with manners and respect.

Anonymous said...

Rittenhouse was a Barney Fife type who got in way over his head. But that is not illegal. Clumsy as it was, it was still self defense. His actions have nothing to do with white-supremacy except that "anti-white-supremists" have branded him to promote their narrative. They are so determined to push this narrative that they don't even need black victims, just a white perpetrator. Bottom line: just being white is racist. Facts do not matter to these people.

Anonymous said...

That’s literally the best you have 2:45? You’ve obviously never seen the clip where a guy in his audience one time challenged him on his height and get proven wrong. But I promise you don’t look petty or ignorant arguing about someone’s height. If someone pushes a proven lie and that’s the best insult they have, consider the source.

Anonymous said...

@3:41 - too many people place their faith in liars without a second thought. Encouraging people to only trust credible sources will fix most of what is ailing this country. People like you are why we are losing to China and everyone else. What kind of man lies about his height so blatantly?

Anonymous said...

3:48 : It will matter to them once the bear is tired of being poked. I would hate to be a media personality when the shit hits the fan.

Anonymous said...

This is how the left lives and thrives, they spread their lies through media to keep their simpleton voters in-line. Just like the Black Supremist who ran over people Wisconsin and killed them, it will be forgotten about by the media and the left wing Nazi talking heads asap, much like the rest of murders committed by their pets. No one can deny that.

Anonymous said...

Since when are thugs getting blessings by the judge celebrated around here?

Anonymous said...

Tiny Ben is lost again.

Anonymous said...

Black "Supremist" 😳

Left wing Nazi 😳

Who's going to tell'em?

Anonymous said...

5:27 Hey, slow down. You do the same thing those other knuckleheads do when they holler "white supremists" whenever there is black-white interaction. Let's wait and see what this killer in Wisconsin had in mind before we push
a narrative. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

It's to the point people, except the perpetually offended and woke, aren't paying attention to these folks. It's almost comical at this point. Like the little boy who cried wolf.

Anonymous said...

The only thing we know is that Kyle is a killer and will be judged again.

Anonymous said...

Nope 4:12 he's cleared, the real jurors have decided that matter......what happens in your feeble little mind doesn't matter.

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