Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro appeared on CNN tonight and wasted no time in calling out the network for its biased Gaza coverage that he believes is showing false equivalence between Israel and Hamas. Anchor Alisyn Camerota challenged Shapiro, asking how talking to Palestinian families and showing dead Palestinian civilians constitutes “saying that Hamas is okay.”
Shapiro argued CNN is brushing aside plenty about Hamas, like their restrictions on reporters and how their charter calls for the destruction of Israel. Camerota told Shapiro he’s not being fair, while ex-MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal got a bit personal.
She mockingly said Shapiro “is not in a position to really lecture us about extremism,” pointing to his recent comments calling the Obama White House a borderline “Jew-hating” administration. Jebreal told him it’s “hard to listen to somebody that even Jeffrey Goldberg called a fascist.”
Shapiro continued battling Camerota over his criticisms of CNN’s coverage, while dismissing Jebreal and her “personal assaults” on him.
You can watch the full segment here, via CNN:
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