- In a segment discussing Shapiro’s upcoming book The Authoritarian Moment, Malcolm Nance said that people assuming the author was discussing “real authoritarianism” could be “trapped” into paying the $28.99 retail price.
- Shapiro accused Nance of defending CRT by “redefining it as just teaching history” which he called a “cheap semantic trick.” Nance then asked: “Is this what you do on your show, ’cause it sucks.”
- Clearly uncomfortable with Nance’s scolding, Shapiro retorted: “Malcolm, I appreciate that, but I will comfort myself sleeping on my bed made of money.”
Liam O’Dell from Indy100 writes:
“Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro was left frustrated during his latest appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, after fellow guest and counterterrorism expert Malcolm Nance educated him on authoritarianism.
In a segment discussing Shapiro’s upcoming book The Authoritarian Moment, which argues that the left “weaponised America’s institutions against dissent”, Nance said it’s a “nice title” and that people assuming the author was discussing “real authoritarianism” could be “trapped” in paying the $28.99 retail price.
“But let’s talk about bare facts. You’re talking about a guy, Donald Trump, who literally tried to suborn – or has probably suborned perjury – in order to overthrow a duly elected government, and managed to mobilise 40,000 people to lay siege to the Capitol, and over 1,000 or more entered the building, destroyed parts of the building, fought physically [with] law enforcement there, in order to stop American democracy.
“Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been around a little bit, and I’ve seen some dictators and warlords and authoritarians. That is authoritarianism,” he said.
Naturally, Twitter was keen to join in on the roasting:
And, of course, this classic clip resurfaced:
It wasn’t the only “embarrassing” moment for Shapiro on Real Time either…”
See full story here.