As Twitchy told you earlier, BuzzFeed’s still trying to dig themselves out of that massive hole they landed themselves in when they reported that the man who vandalized a synagogue with Nazi symbols said he’d been radicalized by Ben Shapiro’s writings and then reported that the man said it was his wife who’d been radicalized by Shapiro. Neither of those things were true.
BuzzFeed could’ve saved themselves a lot of embarrassment if they’d stopped salivating at the prospect of sliming Shapiro and spoken with the vandalized synagogue’s rabbi, who was actually at the sentencing hearing. Today, WIBC’s Tony Katz did what BuzzFeed didn’t and gave Rabbi Ben Sendrow a platform to tell the truth:
BuzzFeed News published an article that claimed political commentator @benshapiro radicalized the man who pleaded guilty to defacing a synagogue in Carmel, Indiana with Nazi symbolism.
— 93 WIBC Indianapolis (@93wibc) May 28, 2019
"The only way you can link @benshapiro to antisemitism is if you decide you hate Ben Shapiro." @cstrabbi responds to @BuzzFeedNews post accusing Ben and @FOXNews of radicalizing two white supremacists who vandalized his synagogue. @93wibc https://t.co/KVASutRQW0
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) May 28, 2019
Rabbi from synagogue that was vandalized responds to suggestion promoted by Buzzfeed & WaPo that @benshapiro contributed to vandal's radicalization:
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) May 28, 2019
Well said, Rabbi.
— Jeff Dunetz (@yidwithlid) May 28, 2019
This is exactly true.
And I've seen leftist Jews pile on.
Hey, it's perfectly OK to not like or disagree with Ben Shapiro, but when you call him alt-right or whatever, then you're just helping the anti-Semites. https://t.co/kddk8TZoG9
— Crotchety Old Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) May 28, 2019