Ben Shapiro

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Ben Shapiro in 2018

Benjamin "Ben" Aaron Shapiro (born 15 January 1984) is a Jewish American conservative political commentator, speaker, author and Zionist.


Benjamin Shapiro was born in 1984 and entered UCLA at the age of 16, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in June 2004 with a BA in Political Science. He graduated Harvard Law School cum laude in June 2007. Shapiro was hired by Creators Syndicate at age 17 to become the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the U.S. His columns are printed in major newspapers and websites including Townhall, ABCNews, WorldNet Daily, Human Events, FrontPage Mag, Family Security Matters, the Riverside Press-Enterprise and the Conservative Chronicle. His columns have also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Sun-Times, Orlando Sentinel, Honolulu Star-Advertiser,, Arizona Republic, and Claremont Review of Books, among others. He has been the subject of articles in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Associated Press, and Christian Science Monitor; he has been quoted on "The Rush Limbaugh Show," "The Dr. Laura Show," at CBS News, in the New York Press, in the Washington Times, and in The American Conservative magazine, among many others.


He is the founder of The Daily Wire and hosts The Ben Shapiro Show, a daily political podcast and live radio show. Shapiro supports Israel's settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank as well as the war agianst Gaza in 2023. He is also author of varous political books. One of his most successful is Primetime Propaganda – The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV. In about the first third of the book Ben Shapiro details and explains to his readers how and why television and Hollywood came to hold political views and support a certain political side. Overall, the book is meticulously researched. Shapiro spoke to countless TV producers and writers and went back to the beginnings of TV to the present, presenting hard evidence how TV shows have become more liberal over the years. He also covers many specific television shows and how writers consciously establish their leftist views into the shows they write. The publisher writes:

"The inside story of how the most powerful medium of mass communication in human history has become a propaganda tool for the left. Primetime Propaganda is the story – told in their own words – of how television has been used over the past sixty years by Hollywood writers, producers, actors, and executives to promote their liberal ideals, to push the envelope on social and political issues, and to shape America in their own leftist image. In this thoroughly researched and detailed history of the television industry, conservative columnist and author Ben Shapiro argues that left-leaning entertainment kingpins in Los Angeles and New York have leveraged – and continue to use – their positions and power to push liberal messages and promote the Democratic Party while actively discriminating against their opponents on the right. According to Shapiro, television isn't just about entertainment – it's an attempt to convince Americans that the social, economic, and foreign policy shaped by leftism is morally righteous. But don't take his word for it. Shapiro interviewed more than one hundred of the industry's biggest players, including Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H), Fred Silverman (former president of ABC Entertainment, NBC, and vice president of programming at CBS), Marta Kauffman (Friends), David Shore (House), and Mark Burnett (Survivor). Many of these insiders boast that not only is Hollywood biased against conservatives, but that many of the shows being broadcast have secret political messages. With this groundbreaking expose, readers will never watch television the same way again."[1]


  • And by the way, I don't give a good damn about the so-called "browning of America." Color doesn't matter. Ideology does. – Ben Shapiro, June 2017 [2]


  • Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth. WND Books (2004). ISBN 0-78526148-6.
  • Porn Generation: How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future. Regnery (2005). ISBN 0-89526016-6.
  • Project President: Bad Hair and Botox on the Road to the White House. Thomas Nelson (2008). ISBN 1-59555100-X.
  • Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV. HarperCollins (2011). ISBN 0-06209210-3.
  • Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America. Threshold Editions (2013). ISBN 1-47671001-5.
  • The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration. Threshold Editions (2014). ISBN 1-47676513-8.
  • A Moral Universe Torn Apart. Creator's Publishing (2014). ISBN 978-1945630941.
  • What's Fair and Other Short Stories. Revolutionary Publishing (2015).
  • True Allegiance. Post Hill Press (2017). ISBN 1-68261077-2.[19]
  • Say It's So: Papa, Dad, Me and 2005 White Sox Championship Season. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 2017). ISBN 978-1546751731.
  • The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great. Broadside Books (2019). ISBN 978-0062857903.
  • Facts Don't Care about Your Feelings. Creators Publishing (Nov. 2019). ISBN 978-1949673166.
  • How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps. HarperCollins (2020). ISBN 978-0063001879. preview
  • Catastrophic Thinking. Creators Publishing (Feb. 2020). ISBN 978-1949673265.
  • Facts (Still) Don't Care About Your Feelings. Creators Publishing (Sep. 2020). ISBN 978-1949673166.
  • The Authoritarian Moment: How the Left Weaponized America's Institutions Against Dissent. Broadside Books (Jul. 2021). ISBN 978-0063001824.

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