Fake revolt at Politico

The media wants you to think that Ben Shapiro isn’t actually on their side:

The suppression of any and all things conservative took an ugly turn yesterday when Politico staffers recoiled at the invitation to conservative writer Ben Shapiro to join the staff for the online publication’s popular “Playbook” section on Thursday.

One staffer said in a Politico company-wide Slack channel that Shapiro has a “long history of bigoted and incendiary commentary.” This is a baseless, false allegation. Shapiro may be a partisan, but he’s hardly a bomb-thrower. Shapiro wrote in his “Playbook” posting, “Republicans believe that Democrats and the overwhelmingly liberal media see impeachment as an attempt to cudgel them collectively by lumping them in with the Capitol rioters thanks to their support for Trump.”

This is self-evident. Besides, Shapiro was claiming it was what Republicans believe, not him personally. Democrats and the left may be uncomfortable being called out for their despicable politics but, given the attempts to stifle conservative thought on social media and elsewhere, what other conclusion can be drawn?

This is how the bifactional ruling party attempts to convince you to accept their gatekeepers as your opinion leaders. Remember how well it worked with Jordan Peterson – he must be the right-wing hero for whom conservatives have been waiting if he bravely stands up to the liberal media on one trivial issue that no one actually cares about, right!

The Shapiros, Petersons, Pragers and other conservative frauds are actually worse than the Left they pretend to fight because they are successfully deceiving you. But in truth, they are little satans serving the same evil master. As are the Ed Driscolls of the world who try to sell you the slapfight as real.

It’s interesting to note that this attempt to burnish Shapiro’s conservative credentials has appeared so soon after he found himself putting a foot wrong with conservatives again, this time with regards to the widespread approval of the storming of the Capitol.