Zoey Tur wanted to 'spank' Ben Shapiro because he'd 'had enough!'
Zoey Tur digs in as only a leftist can.
Earlier this month, Tur, a man who identifies as a woman, made repeated threats against Breitbart Editor, Ben Shapiro. Tur made these threats in public venues (on television and on twitter). Shapiro has since filed a police report. For more details on the back story see here and here.
And Tur is not letting up as he recently made a series of outrageous comments on the matter during a radio interview. Breitbart reports:
In a radio interview with KFI AM 640’s Bill Carroll on Tuesday, Tur tripled down on the threats, saying that he had, in fact, threatened Shapiro on the panel.
“I came so close to putting [Shapiro] over my knee and spanking him,” Tur told Carroll. The reporter said he was merely using a “love hold” when he grabbed Shapiro’s neck live on air during the panel discussion.
“Was it forceful? I don’t know, that’s relative…” Tur said.
When Carroll asked whether Tur intended to threaten Shapiro, the reporter hesitated before answering in the affirmative.
“Were you threatening him?” Carroll asked Tur point-blank.
“No. Well, maybe I was. Yeah, probably,” Tur responded. “I had had enough… He’s a wimp, he’s a wimp… He almost got spanked, what do you expect?”
Tur also leveled anti-Semitic insults at Shapiro during the interview with Carroll, saying Shapiro “comes from a very misogynistic cult anyway, where women are treated differently, they’re not allowed to touch men.”
“So maybe that’s the battery,” Tur suggested. “Maybe a woman touched him, and put her hand on his shoulder or the back of his neck, and that’s prescribed in the ultra-Orthodox religion, maybe that’s the battery he’s talking about.”
First, why is Tur being given a platform to spew hate? The man made repeated physical threats against another person.
Second, a “love hold?!” Nice try, Tur. To sane people, when you firmly grab someone behind the neck and physically threaten them, “love” is not the first, or the last, idea that comes to mind.
Third, Tur’s not sure if he threatened Shapiro, then on second thought, yes he did threaten him. But only with the intention of throwing Shapiro over his knee and “spanking him” because Shapiro’s a “wimp” and Tur had “had enough.” And all of this while intellectualizing about “force” being “relative.”
So Tur had “had enough.” And that mental threshold having been crossed, he felt justified in saying or doing whatever he wanted. Including threatening Ben Shapiro. This kind of thinking and behavior is akin to a transient level of human development known as toddlerhood.
Tur winds up the interview feigning innocence about Shapiro’s accusation of battery by suggesting it may be based on a “misogynistic cult” – otherwise known as Judaism – whereby women are not allowed to touch men.
Wow. This guy is smooth.
He finds a way to assert himself as a woman (not) while suggesting an anti-Semitic rationale for why Shapiro accused him of battery.
Hey Zoey! The reason you’ve been accused of battery is very simple: you physically threatened someone. Three times. And in America you don’t get to do that because you’ve “had enough.” At least I don’t think so. In the age of Obama, anything’s possible.
Meanwhile, at the rate Tur is going, he may be amassing enough evidence for an insanity defense.
(As for Tur’s bogus and uninformed depiction of Jewish law as it pertains to physical contact between men and women, please see here for a clear explanation.)
And now the Los Angeles Times has published an editorial that cheers Tur on, as in the headline begins with: “You go girl.”
You go girl?
Apparently, yes. Seriously. Per Robin Abcarian, author of this should-be-satire-but-isn’t piece:
You know that scene in a movie when the bully gets his comeuppance?
And you know how you cheer even though you know physical aggression is wrong, but you are thinking hey, someone had to teach this guy a lesson?
That was pretty much my reaction as I watched Zoey Tur’s now well-known interaction with Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro last week on “Dr. Drew on Call,” the Headline News talk show hosted by addiction expert Drew Pinsky. (snip)
“Forget about the disrespect, facts don’t care about your feelings," Shapiro said. "It turns out that every chromosome, every cell in Caitlyn Jenner’s body, is male, with the exception of some of his sperm cells. It turns out that he still has all of his male appendages. How he feels on the inside is irrelevant to the question of his biological self.”
Tur interjected, “We both know chromosomes don’t necessarily mean you’re male or female.”
And then she turned to Shapiro and gently put her hand on his shoulder. “You don’t know what you’re talking about, you’re not educated on genetics.”
Shapiro looked at Tur: “What are your genetics, sir?”
That is when Tur lost it.
With her hand still on Shapiro's back, she said quietly, “You cut that out now, or you’ll go home in an ambulance.”
Shapiro, 31, seemed unfazed: “That seems mildly inappropriate for a political discussion.”
Not just mildly inappropriate, I’d say. Wildly inappropriate.
But there’s no other way to put it: Ben Shapiro, author of “Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America,” tried to bully the wrong woman. (snip)
“I reacted like any woman would react,” Tur said Thursday. “If some guy is calling you mentally ill and calling you ‘Sir’ you wouldn’t like it. You would be upset by it. And yet, I am supposed to take it because if I don’t take it, I am not being ladylike. I’m finding that to be a lady, you must accept being told to sit down, shut up and listen.” (snip)
…Tur does not regret getting aggressive with Shapiro. “I should have put Ben over my knees and spanked him," she said. "He was acting out and being rude to others in public.”
…I didn't think what Tur did amounted to bullying at all, since she was responding to an outrageous and insulting provocation.
Taken in turn, Tur did not “gently” put his hand on Shapiro’s shoulder. He firmly held it against the back of Shapiro’s neck.
And, no, Tur did not “quietly” threaten Shapiro.
As to Tur’s comment that he reacted like any woman would, I simply had to laugh. His outrage at what is expected of ladies was also humorous.
Then, as during his radio interview, came Tur’s toddleresque justification for his actions: Shapiro “was acting out and being rude to others in public.” Similarly, the author sees no problem with Tur’s behavior because Tur was “insulted” and “provoked.”
(As an aside, I’m guessing this pair is all on board with jihad, because they certainly make the case for it.)
By all means, anyone who feels ticked off, upset, distressed, annoyed, insulted, and/or hurt should be permitted to react in any way they see fit. Let’s all regress to our most early developmental state and remain stuck there so we can become thuggish barbarians in adulthood.
Sadly, it all sounds about right in the Age of argue-and-get-in-their-faces-punish-your-enemies-bring-a-gun-to-a-fight-if-they-bring-a-knife-occupy-wall-street-anarchy-black-lives-matter-violence-microaggression-madness-santuary-city-protection-of-criminal-aliens-American-partnership-with-the-largest-state-sponsor-of-terror Obama.
Hat tip: Breitbart