When Shapiro began his speech, a protester pulled the fire alarm. [16], In 2019, Shapiro published the book The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great, which focuses on the importance of Judeo-Christian values and laments the decline of those values in modern America. Shapiro's father said frantically as they searched the couch cushions in their home. He serves as editor emeritus as well as the host of his online political podcast The Ben Shapiro Show, broadcast every weekday. His parents both worked in Hollywood. Benjamin Aaron Shapiro (born January 15, 1984)[1] is an American conservative political commentator and media host. "[123], Shapiro was one of several conservative commentators condemning Representative Steve King (R-IA) after King's January 2019 comments in defense of the terms "white supremacy" and "white nationalism". [72] He has said that "a man and a woman do a better job of raising a child than two men or two women". They began attending the shul of the Rabbi Daniel Lapin of Venice, California, and slowly came closer to Torah Judaism. [7] A 2020 study News, Nationalism, and Hegemony: The Formation of Consistent Issue Framing Throughout the U.S. [98][99] According to Slate, Shapiro has described homosexuality as a sin. In 2011, Shapiro became a fellow at the ‘David Horowitz Freedom Center,’ which is aimed at promoting conservative ideologies. "[119], Shapiro has called for lowering taxes on the very wealthy. Ben’s father’s name is David Shapiro who is a composer and his mother is an executive of a TV company. Talking about his family background, he was born to Jewish parents. Ben Shapiro, the Daily Wire founder and podcast host, is being roundly mocked for his disgusted reaction to ‘WAP’, ... the rude hip hop group, when his parents weren’t home. He is critical of liberal Jewish practices such as the ordination of female rabbis, and has criticised specific theologically liberal female rabbis such as Tamara Kolton for their interpretations of Judaism. [53], Shapiro has made frequent appearances on PragerU with talks on intersectionality and Hollywood with 4,900,000 to 8,400,000 views as of December 2018[update]. Mor Shapiro (nee Toledano) is a Jewish-Moroccan, born in 1988. Arabs like to bomb crap and live in open sewage" (2010). He has written books such as Project President: Bad … @BenShapiro: I did not vote for @realDonaldTrump in 2016. October 10, 2017. Shapiro was interested in politics since a tender age. "I thought he was with you!" [136] The couple practice Orthodox Judaism. In his new book "The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West," Ben Shapiro argues that reason is essential to the advancement of human progress. [7], Shapiro supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq, arguing that "China is a dictatorship. It's garbage" and adding that the idea of sedition laws was "inherently idiotic". Salon. [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. [5], Shapiro was born in Los Angeles, California, to a Conservative Jewish family of Russian-Jewish and Lithuanian-Jewish ancestry. He follows Judaism. [79], In 2018, Shapiro argued that Facebook was targeting conservative sites after the platform implemented an algorithm change, limiting their traffic, and that they are not transparent enough. "[69], He rebuked Trump on Election Night, November 3, 2020, when Trump claimed his reelection victory when neither he nor his opponent Joe Biden reached the 270 electoral votes required to win the presidency. Ben Shapiro was born on January 15, 1984, in Los Angeles, California. Here, she earned an MD degree and is now a successful medical practitioner. [111][112][113], He has argued that immigrants from Islamic countries degrade the United States. Shapiro is a public speaker, too. Political Right examining issue framing by right-wing podcasts used The Ben Shapiro Show as an example which "offered a mainstream conservative perspective that favors President Donald Trump and his framing on issues like "nationalism"" in a two-by-two matrix that also examined a Stormfront podcast, an alt-right podcast, and the Daily Standard podcast. Exciting news - Ben Shapiro’s new book is now available for presale! Shapiro became a nationally syndicated columnist at the age of 17. [134][135] The couple have three children: two daughters and a son. In 2005, he published his second book, ‘Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future.’. [44], Shapiro and Boreing founded The Daily Wire on September 21, 2015. [58] Young America's Foundation announced it was filing a lawsuit against the university (with Shapiro as one of the plaintiffs), claiming that the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights of the students were violated by Covino's attempted cancellation of the event, as well as the physical barricading of students from entering or leaving the event. His mother was an executive of a TV company[which?] As of March 2012[update], he ran an independent legal consultancy firm, Benjamin Shapiro Legal Consulting, in Los Angeles. Father: David Shapiro; Wife: Mor Shapiro; Daughter: Leeya Eliana Shapiro; Ben Shapiro Family: He was born and brought up into a Jewish Family of Los Angeles California. He is a firm supporter of conservatism, or “right-wing” politics. [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. The younger generation decides to lecture their parents on racism; Shaun King announces it’s time to start tearing down stained glass windows with Jesus; and President Trump struggles as COVID-19 resurges. [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 published his first book, ‘Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth,’ when he was 20 years old. Shapiro’s parents became baalei teshuva when Ben was 11 years old. [7], Shapiro has acknowledged that climate change is occurring, but questioned "what percentage of global warming is attributable to human activity. [140] Shapiro relocated the headquarters of his Daily Wire enterprise to Nashville, Tennessee, but he resettled in South Florida. He is the author of … [80], Following the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Shapiro appeared on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight on January 10, 2013. He told ZMAN magazine: Personal. In 2019, following some controversial statements made by Shapiro, several companies withdrew their sponsorships from the show. His father, David Shapiro, is a composer, and his mother is an executive with a TV company. 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. "[116], In 2006, Shapiro called for sedition laws to be reinstated. He is a writer and producer, known for The Ben Shapiro Show: Sunday Special (2018), The Ben Shapiro Show (2015) and Daily Wire Backstage (2018). [7], Some students and faculty members at California State University, Los Angeles objected to a speech that Shapiro, who was then an editor at Breitbart News, was scheduled to hold at the university on February 25, 2016, titled "When Diversity Becomes a Problem". [137] As of November 2017, they live in Los Angeles. [7] Shapiro has dismissed the idea that the United States was founded on slavery and argued that America "was founded in spite of slavery. Ben Shapiro was born on January 15, 1984 in Burbank, California, USA as Benjamin Aaron Shapiro. 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Shapiro declared that "One American soldier is worth far more than an Afghan civilian", accusing Afghan civilians of being "fundamentalist Muslims" who provide cover for terrorists or give them money. He is a well-known columnist, too. [3], Shapiro became interested in politics at a young age. He's a Jew In Name Only. [7] Skipping two grades (third and ninth), Shapiro went from Walter Reed Middle School to Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles where he graduated in 2000 at age 16. [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. His mother used to serve a television company as an executive whereas his father was a composer by profession. His mother was an executive of a TV company and his father worked as a composer. 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[13], In his first book Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth (2004), Shapiro argues that students are not exposed to a variety of viewpoints at universities and that those who do not have strong opinions will be overwhelmed by an atmosphere dominated by liberal instructors even if discussion is encouraged in classrooms. 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"[98] In 2014, Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center disputed Shapiro's assertion that the United States "is not a country that discriminates against homosexuals" and that "there is a vastly minute amount of discrimination against gays in this country. ‎The younger generation decides to lecture their parents on racism; Shaun King announces it’s time to start tearing down stained glass windows with Jesus; and President Trump struggles as COVID-19 resurges. ", "I didn't incite mosque shooter, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro insists", "Canada mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette obsessively checked these Twitter accounts before the attack", "Here Are the Far-Right Conspiracists the Quebec City Mosque Shooter Followed", "News, Nationalism, and Hegemony: The Formation of Consistent Issue Framing Throughout the U.S. Ben Shapiro, 36, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, host of "The Ben Shapiro Show" and editor-in-chief of DailyWire.com. 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