Like many of his far-right colleagues, Ben Shapiro evidently believes anyone with beliefs nonidentical to his own is not entitled to an opinion.
The Breitbart editor-at-large is best known for claiming that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel had received donations from "Friends of Hamas," a group which has since been stated to not even exist.
Beyond this, Shapiro's shtick generally consists of lashing out at anything on television which he perceives to be too liberal. Past targets of his scrutiny include Sesame Street, The Simpsons, Happy Days and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
So it should come as no real surprise that Shaprio's latest obsession is with punishing Ritz Crackers for advertising during a show hosted by Al Sharpton over something that Sharpton said in the 1990s.
"In 1994, Sharpton stood before a crowd at Kean College in New Jersey," writes Shapiro. "'White folks was in the caves while we was building empires,' he said. 'We built pyramids before Donald Trump even knew what architecture was … We taught philosophy and astrology [sic] and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it … Do some cracker come and tell you, 'Well my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower,' you better hold your pocket. That ain't nothing to be proud of, that means their forefathers was crooks.'
"Sharpton doesn’t dislike all 'crackers'," he continues. "One of the companies that has run commercials on Sharpton’s show is Ritz Crackers, owned by Mondelez International. Mondelez gave TruthRevolt this statement: 'At Mondelez International we demonstrate our commitment to responsible corporate citizenship by participating in programs that best serve a wide range of local communities and their interests and needs. We extend our responsibility to the sponsorship of tasteful, believable television programming and we avoid sponsorship of programs that would be unacceptable in terms of generally accepted social or community standards.'"
Shapiro concludes, not only be asking his readers to sign a petition to boycott Ritz Crackers, but provides a phone number and Twitter account through which his readers can harass them.
Yet if Al Sharpton is truly so toxic that any network who hosts him should have all of its advertisers boycotted, the same should also apply to Fox News.
Maybe they secretly have a left-wing race-baiting agenda too.