Ben Shapiro is eating a bit of crow today. The Conservative pundit behind The Daily Wire appeared on Andrew Neil’s BBC show, but things didn’t go well. Shapiro repeatedly objected to Neil’s questions, suggesting the interviewer was “on the left.” At one point Shapiro even said, “I’m Popular and No One’s Ever Heard of You.” And it turns out while most of England has likely heard of Neil, it was actually Shapiro who wasn’t familiar with him. If he had done his homework he would know Neil is actually the chairman of the conservative magazine The Spectator and he worked with Rupert Murdoch for more than a decade. Shapiro eventually stormed off the set declaring the interview over, but now admits he was off base saying:
“As I’m not familiar with him or his work, I misinterpreted his antagonism as political Leftism (he termed the pro-life position in America “barbaric”) – and that was apparently inaccurate. For that, I apologize.”
He even admitted that Neil destroyed him.
.@afneil DESTROYS Ben Shapiro! So that's what that feels like 😉
Broke my own rule, and wasn't properly prepared. I've addressed every single issue he raised before; see below. Still, it's Neil 1, Shapiro 0. https://t.co/UAtAUtIWtO
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 10, 2019
The lesson here? Always be prepared.