Wednesday’s Salon.com top story featured a profile of Breitbart News editor-at-large and author of the New York Times bestseller Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America. The headline: “Is this baby-faced blogger the next Andrew Breitbart?” The piece, by political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald, suggested, “Love him or hate him, former child prodigy Ben Shapiro is a growing force on the right.” It continued:
If you’re conservative, you’ve probably read his writing at Breitbart.com and have seen his endlessly retweeted January appearance on Piers Morgan, where he schooled the CNN host on gun control. Or maybe you’ve read his new book — his fifth so far — out from a Simon & Schuster imprint. You may have also caught him on Fox News, where he robotically dispenses talking points at a ruthless clip that demands to be taken seriously.
If you’re a liberal, your loathing may match conservatives’ respect for him.
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