Ben Shapiro files police report against Zoey Tur for televised threat

As was covered at AT a few days ago and as many readers likely know by now, Ben Shapiro was recently threatened multiple times by Zoey Tur (a man who identifies as a woman).  The threats occurred during, and after, an appearance by Shapiro, Tur, and others on a program called Dr. Drew on Call.

During the program, Tur threatened that Shapiro would “go home in an ambulance” if he continued to express his point of view.  (And no one on the program flinched!)

After the program, per Breitbart, Tur threatened Shapiro again, and CNN security escorted Shapiro to his car after Tur was gone.  Then, the following day, Tur responded in agreement with a tweet expressing the desire to see Shapiro curb-stomped all day.  Curb-stomping is a neo-Nazi practice that forces victims to lie on the sidewalk, biting the curb, and having the backs of their heads smashed from above by a neo-Nazi’s boot.

Breitbart reports that on Sunday, Ben Shapiro filed a police report against Tur.  Per Shapiro:

Just because the left has designated someone a member of the victim class does not mean that that person gets to infringe the rights of others…Until the left learns that, their aggression will not stop.

No one on the left must be allowed to threaten anyone, and that includes those with differing views, conservatives, and in this case, a man who is also a Jew.  But we’re living in the age of Obama, where anything’s possible (and not a good way).  Among other things, we’re careening toward the demolition of the First Amendment as the left defines “hate” speech.  How this will play out now that Shapiro has filed a police report is anyone’s guess.

Meanwhile, it’s worthy to note that media coverage of this has been scant.  No surprises there.  It’s a bit of a challenge to make these blatant threats from a “transgender” person against a conservative look good.  Among those outlets that have covered the story, one can find a hefty dose of biased coverage.  Per Breitbart, here are a few sample headlines:

Salon: Ben Shapiro tries — and spectacularly fails — to humiliate trans woman Zoey Tur

Mediaite: Ben Shapiro and Transgender Reporter Get Heated on HLN

HLN(!): The moment this transgender debate got heated

The Wrap: Transgender Journalist, Breitbart Editor Nearly Come to Blows During Caitlyn Jenner Debate

I found this one, as well, at an online publication called Advocate:

“WATCH: Zoey Tur’s Tense Exchange with Transphobic Breitbart Editor.” (And a new fauxphobia is born!)

The comment thread was riddled with violent threats against Shapiro with repeated calls to “punch him in the face,” desires to “shoot him into the Sun,” and calling Shapiro vile names such as “human garbage,” among a plethora of other deplorable comments.

I hope Ben Shapiro stays safe from harm and that justice is done.  I will follow this story and continue to report on it as additional information becomes available.

As was covered at AT a few days ago and as many readers likely know by now, Ben Shapiro was recently threatened multiple times by Zoey Tur (a man who identifies as a woman).  The threats occurred during, and after, an appearance by Shapiro, Tur, and others on a program called Dr. Drew on Call.

During the program, Tur threatened that Shapiro would “go home in an ambulance” if he continued to express his point of view.  (And no one on the program flinched!)

After the program, per Breitbart, Tur threatened Shapiro again, and CNN security escorted Shapiro to his car after Tur was gone.  Then, the following day, Tur responded in agreement with a tweet expressing the desire to see Shapiro curb-stomped all day.  Curb-stomping is a neo-Nazi practice that forces victims to lie on the sidewalk, biting the curb, and having the backs of their heads smashed from above by a neo-Nazi’s boot.

Breitbart reports that on Sunday, Ben Shapiro filed a police report against Tur.  Per Shapiro:

Just because the left has designated someone a member of the victim class does not mean that that person gets to infringe the rights of others…Until the left learns that, their aggression will not stop.

No one on the left must be allowed to threaten anyone, and that includes those with differing views, conservatives, and in this case, a man who is also a Jew.  But we’re living in the age of Obama, where anything’s possible (and not a good way).  Among other things, we’re careening toward the demolition of the First Amendment as the left defines “hate” speech.  How this will play out now that Shapiro has filed a police report is anyone’s guess.

Meanwhile, it’s worthy to note that media coverage of this has been scant.  No surprises there.  It’s a bit of a challenge to make these blatant threats from a “transgender” person against a conservative look good.  Among those outlets that have covered the story, one can find a hefty dose of biased coverage.  Per Breitbart, here are a few sample headlines:

Salon: Ben Shapiro tries — and spectacularly fails — to humiliate trans woman Zoey Tur

Mediaite: Ben Shapiro and Transgender Reporter Get Heated on HLN

HLN(!): The moment this transgender debate got heated

The Wrap: Transgender Journalist, Breitbart Editor Nearly Come to Blows During Caitlyn Jenner Debate

I found this one, as well, at an online publication called Advocate:

“WATCH: Zoey Tur’s Tense Exchange with Transphobic Breitbart Editor.” (And a new fauxphobia is born!)

The comment thread was riddled with violent threats against Shapiro with repeated calls to “punch him in the face,” desires to “shoot him into the Sun,” and calling Shapiro vile names such as “human garbage,” among a plethora of other deplorable comments.

I hope Ben Shapiro stays safe from harm and that justice is done.  I will follow this story and continue to report on it as additional information becomes available.