The Gist

A Former Breitbart Star Takes On Steve Bannon

Ben Shapiro used to be a writer for Breitbart. Now, he’s an enemy of the alt-right.

Stephen Bannon looks at his computer while hosting Breitbart News Live on July 20 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

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Ben Shapiro is a pretty conservative guy. He’s written books like Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans and The People vs. Barack Obama, and he’s a former contributor to Breitbart. But earlier this year, Shapiro quit the site over his editor’s unwillingness to defend reporter Michelle Fields, and he declared himself a never Trump-er. Now, he’s facing waves of anti-Semitic abuse by people on the self-declared alt-right. Shapiro is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire.

In the Spiel, we look to Canada for levity and insight.

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