Ben Shapiro of Breitbart News and Truth Revolt appeared on CNN Tonight on Monday evening opposite Alisyn Camerota and Rula Jebreal to blast the liberal network for its anti-Israel coverage of Israel’s war of self-defense against Hamas in Gaza.
Camerota started her questions with Shapiro:
In the court of public opinion, that Israel has somehow taken more of a hit during these 27 days than Hamas has?
Shapiro delivered his response with precision:
There’s no question. I mean, Hamas is a terrorist group and people going in understand Hamas to be a terrorist group. Israel, thanks to outlets like CNN has been turned into the villain in this particular scenario and the moral equivalency has been drawn between the two groups. If Hamas could have come up with any sort of outlet that could have created a will to kill more Jewish babies than Palestinian babies, CNN would have been it. I mean, CNN is a key factor in drawing the same sort of equivalence that Hamas hopes to win in this conflict.
Camerota interrupted Shapiro:
Hold on Ben, I want to stop you there. You’re saying that because CNN has interviewed Palestinian families and shown Palestinian children who have been wounded or killed that somehow CNN is saying Hamas is okay. I don’t think that those two are equivalent. We’re not allowed to show the civilian caught in the crossfire?
That’s a straw man.
Yet, he was still in attack mode:
Of course you’re allowed to show civilians caught in the crossfire. You should also mention all the restrictions that Hamas puts on your reporting inside the Gaza Strip. You should also mention all the context with regards to Hamas putting children in harm’s way. You should also routinely mention the fact that Hamas’ charter calls for the destruction not only the State of Israel but also for the murder of Jews across the world, which of course CNN does not.
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