BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): Aaron Rupar is a journalist like the dogs on Paw Patrols are horses. Like, that – that's – that's not, like – Aaron Rupar is not a journalist. Aaron Rupar is a person who clips people out of context, calls himself a journalist. Does he get special privileges on Twitter because of that? The answer, of course, is no.
The people at all the media infrastructure who are super upset that standards are now being applied to them, that were applied in opaque fashion to all of their enemies five minutes ago and they were cheering, I have no sympathy for them. So two things can be true at once.
I may not agree with Elon Musk’s standards, it depends on the details of those standard as they emerge, but all of the journalism-ists who are spending their time cheering on censorship, who are going after other media companies and try to have their advertisers removed by calling up advertisers who have nothing to do with the company and trying to harass them into silence, all the same people who say speech is violence and therefore it’s find to get kicked – all the people at Politico, for example, who are whining and screaming and holding vast staff-wide meetings over me writing a Playbook letter for Politico, if those people get suspended I have no sympathy for them. One set of rules for everyone.
You will get no sympathy from me. So people like Aaron Rupar whose job in life, and the glory they get in life is by trying get other people kicked off social media getting kicked off social media, you have no – there will be no tears for you. I think you probably shouldn’t have been kicked off, also, your standards buddy. you know, F around and find out is sort of the idea here: your standards, no sympathy.
And I know there are a lot of people who say that is a violation of consistency. No, it’s not. I can say two things at once and they are perfectly consistent. I don’t think you should be banned and also if you are banned I don’t feel bad for you because you seem to be like a person who likes banning.