Ben Shapiro: ‘Media Are a Flaming Dumpster of Hot Garbage,’ ‘Terrible at Their D--- Jobs’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | January 22, 2019 | 11:57 AM EST

Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire and host of "The Ben Shapiro Show" Ben Shapiro (Screenshot)

Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire and host of the daily Facebook Live video podcast “The Ben Shapiro Show” Ben Shapiro blasted the media on his show Monday, saying the “media are a flaming dumpster of hot garbage” and that they are “terrible at their d--- jobs.”

“[T]he media are a flaming dumpster of hot garbage,” stated Ben Shapiro. “Okay? The media are terrible at their d--- jobs, I mean, terrible at their jobs.”

Ben Shapiro’s remarks came after the mainstream media spent the weekend largely ignoring the March for Life and its 10's of thousands of attendees and instead, according to, the networks gave “Roughly 15 Times More Coverage to Women’s March Than March for Life,” the nets spent “19X Air Time Smearing Pro-Life Teens vs. Actual March for Life,” and CNN and MSNBC specifically spent “Over 53 Minutes Trying to Smear Covington Students.”

Below is a transcript of Ben Shapiro’s comments from his show Monday:

“So, let me begin today’s show by noting that the media are a flaming dumpster of hot garbage. Okay? The media are terrible at their d--- jobs, I mean, terrible at their jobs.

“Because it turns out, that many of them are not interested in being honest. Now, this is not every member of the media. There are some members of the media who I am sure are interested in being honest. But for the media, it is all about jumping to conclusions, about creating the clickable piece, about ensuring that they are first on a story even if they are dead wrong on the story, and we saw this over and over and over over the last 72 hours.

“Multiple stories the media put out were outright false – outright false. At the very least, they were biased, twisted, selectively edited. I haven’t seen a weekend this bad for the media in a long time.

“And it’s disgusting. It’s disgusting because—”

“Let’s start with the March for Life, okay? Not with me at the March for Life, we’ll get to that. But let’s start with the March for Life.

“Here’s what happened at the March for Life. I was there on Friday, and there were hundreds of thousands of people there. Some low-end estimates put it at like 150 to 200 thousand. Some high-end estimates, I heard, had it at like 600 thousand. Suffice it to say, you could not see the end of the crowd. It was the biggest crowd I have personally ever seen. It was unbelievably large. The mood was positive. People were excited. People were uplifted. People were upbeat. It was an amazing, amazing event.

“Did the media cover any of that? Did the media cover how amazing the event was, the size of the crowd, the incredible fact that hundreds of thousands of people showed up to defend the lives of the unborn in the middle of the winter with no pending legislation on the table? Did the media bother to cover any of the actual amazing things about the March for Life?

“No. They manufactured stories deliberately so that they would not have to talk about that. Instead, they have a narrative that they have preconceived and that they are going to bang into the ground. And that narrative is that pro-lifers are evil; that people who are white are evil; that people who are Christian are evil. Alright? This is the narrative. And they are going to hit that narrative as hard as they can over and over and over, and it doesn’t matter who gets stuck in the crossfire.”

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