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Ben Shapiro Defends Protégé Kashuv After Racist Comments

Kashuv has bylines on Shapiro’s website, and was known as a Ben Shapiro mini-me.

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A prominent #NeverTrump figure is defending his protégé Kyle Kashuv after Kashuv’s acceptance to Harvard was revoked amid a racism scandal.

“Harvard Rescinds Admission To Conservative Kyle Kashuv Over Private Racist Remarks He Wrote At 16, Despite Apology And Evidence Of Growth. This Is Disgusting,” read a headline on Ben Shapiro’s site The Daily Wire, penned by Shapiro himself.

Shapiro went on to defend Kashuv in the piece, who used the N-word about 50 times at age 16 in a shared Google document while studying with classmates. Kashuv had been admitted to Harvard College, but the school revoked his acceptance, a decision which Kashuv made public Monday. Kashuv publicly apologized after the scandal, but Harvard proceeded to boot him anyway.

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Shapiro has often stated that he is unequivocally against racism, and has become downright indignant when members of the leftist of the media label him as such. But it seems that in the case his protégé, he’s willing to make some equivocations. After all, Shapiro gave Kashuv a platform. Kashuv has about 10 bylines on The Daily Wire.

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“In a normal world, this [Kashuv’s apology] would have been enough. Kashuv is 18 years old, and he wrote the comments when he was 16,” Shapiro said. “He didn’t commit a crime; he didn’t espouse his gross views publicly; his behavior since has not mimicked any of the content or attitude of the comments.”

By this logic, private racism, which Shapiro describes as “gross views,” would be just fine. Of course, it is not.

Shapiro continued, making the same excuse for Kashuv that Kashuv tried to make for himself – saying that the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which claimed the lives of 17 students and thrust Kashuv and his left-wing counterpart David Hogg into the the political spotlight, was a “life-changing trauma,” attempting to use this fact as a means to argue that Kashuv has matured since making the comments.

He spent the rest of the piece complaining about the viciousness of the political left – and therein lies the crux of this issue.

America First conservatives have been warning NeoCons like Shapiro that no amount of capitulation to the left on any issue will make them accept anyone who puts and (R) next to their name. Still, Shapiro has spent a great deal of time capitulating, essentially apologizing to the political left on behalf of Republicans for the actions of President Donald J. Trump, otherwise called “virtue signaling.”

As it turns out, all that weak capitulation, branded as “fair-mindedness” or “true conservatism,” didn’t make a difference in poor Kashuv’s Harvard admissions status. But hey, it’s like Shapiro always says – that’s how the free market works. Harvard is a private college that can behave as it wishes. And if conservatives are unhappy about that, they should simply build their own Ivy League school.

Big League Politics reached out to Shapiro when the initial racism scandal broke. He never returned our comment request.


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Thanks to Spineless, Establishment Republicans, Senate Panel Delays Vote to Subpoena Big Tech CEOs

Republicans Continue to Show Pathetic They are on the Issues that Matter Most

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America First nationalist’s hopes of having Big Tech CEOs testify before Congress about allegations of censorship directed towards the Right were temporarily dashed on October 19, 2020.

Politico reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee delayed plans to vote on subpoenas to force the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook to go before the Senate and be questioned about their anti-Right wing censorship policies.

Some Republicans ended up having cold feet and decided to postpone the vote much to the disappointment of right wing activists who have complained about Big Tech’s anti-free speech policies.

President Donald Trump and a number of nationalist Republicans have sharply criticized Facebook and Twitter over their censorship of a controversial New York Post report that exposed Hunter Biden, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, and his corrupt behavior.

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Originally, GOP officials in the Judiciary Committee announced plans to hold a markup on October 20 to determine if they would subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to get his perspective on allegations concerning his company’s policies that muzzle conservative viewpoints. Twitter denies claims regarding Twitter’s censorship policies.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who is the Chair of the Judiciary Committee, revealed that the planned vote would also call on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify.

The panel stated on October 19 that it would determine whether they would issue subpoenas during a executive session on October 22 where it will also allegedly approve Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The committee declared in a statement that it will maintain negotiations with the companies “to allow for voluntary testimony” by the CEO. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, the panel will proceed to take a vote on the subpoenas “at a date to be determined.”

The subpoenas would compel the tech big wigs to testify on the reports of “suppression and/or censorship” of New York Post stories and on “any other content moderation policies, practices, or actions that may interfere with or influence elections for federal office,” according to a committee document released on October 19.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is the chair of the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution said to reporters that he’s expecting the committee to preside over testimonies from the Twitter and Facebook chiefs “shortly” regardless of whether they come to the decision on their own volition.

“One way or another, either voluntarily or pursuant to subpoena, they will testify and they will testify before the election,” Cruz stated.

In a separate hearing for the Senate Commerce Committee, Zuckerberg and Dorsey will join Google CEO Sundar Pichai on October 28 for a hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which generally shields Big Tech companies from a liability.

Cruz, who is a member of both Judiciary and Commerce committees, wants each panel to carry out their own hearings with the tech chiefs before election day. “I believe we need a separate hearing in Judiciary because the issues being discussed in the two committees are different,” Cruz remarked.

Big Tech has become too powerful, especially during a time when social media has become the de facto public square. Republicans will need to get serious about making online speech receive the same treatment as general political speech.

 

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