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Andrew Neil ‘destroys’ Ben Shapiro in BBC interview

December 15, 2019

Why is it that a bill
banning abortions after a woman has been pregnant
for six weeks, is not a return to the dark ages?
What’s your answer? –My answer is something
called science. Human life exists at conception.
It ought to be protected. Now, back to my question to you.
You purport to be an objective journalist. The BBC purports to be an
objective down-the-middle-network. It obviously is not,
it never has been and you as a journalist
are proceeding to call one side of the political aisle
ignorant, barbaric and sending us back to the dark ages. Why don’t you just say
that you’re on the left. Is this so hard for you? Why can’t you just be honest?
It’s a serious question. –Mr Shapiro, if you only knew how
ridiculous that statement is you wouldn’t have said it. I just asked you a question. –And I asked you a question and you
failed to answer a single one of mine. Frankly I find this whole
thing a waste of time. If you want to read the book
and critique the book, why don’t you read and
critique the book. If you want to critique me, you can
think whatever you want of me. Frankly I don’t care.
I don’t frankly give a damn what you think of me since
I’ve never heard of you. –And I’ve never heard of you
until I briefed myself on this but that’s not the issue.
You have a new book out … –Then why the hell are you
interviewing me, sir? –It’s an interesting book but my
point is your book claims that society –Well it would be nice if you
would quote it from time to time –I’ve done so several times
and I’m about to do so again if you would let me just
finish the question. –Now frankly I don’t think. Your book claims that society
is turning its back –Honestly, honestly sir –on judeo-christian values. What are those values that
it’s turning its back on? –I’m not inclined to continue
an interview with a person as badly motivated as you,
as an interviewer so I think we’re done here.
I appreciate your time. –All right well thank you
for your time and for showing that
anger is not part of American political discourse. Now, Mr Shapiro,
we’ll say goodbye.


  • Reply lukeds21 December 2, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    How was ben 'destroyed' again? That's the problem with the left everything they do is exaggerated

  • Reply Josh Dietter December 2, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Watch the whole interview… this guy starts asking Ben questions about tweets from 2012. Of course they show you the last 2 minutes of the interview. Terrible video and terrible attempt to make Shapiro look stupid

  • Reply Charles N. December 2, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I’m not sure how Ben got destroyed, he felt the interviewer wasn’t being honest and left, there wasn’t actually any substance being talked about in this clip, you Ben Shapiro hates should find another clip

  • Reply Ray Hernandez December 2, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Facts don't care about your fame

  • Reply vigilant_cat December 2, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    He did not destroy him in any ways or win any argument to him. They just show a cut of the interview and then Ben leaving. How is that destroying him?

  • Reply Mike Bargs December 3, 2019 at 12:08 am

    He didn’t get destroyed are you smoking

  • Reply christopher flynn December 3, 2019 at 12:23 am

    How exactly did Ben Shapiro get destroyed in this?

  • Reply Lachlan Loves acting December 3, 2019 at 3:05 am

    its quite interesting how the guardian cuts the entire interview down to one minute to make it look like ben shapiro started off with an aggressive attitude.

  • Reply Jay Benson December 3, 2019 at 4:44 am

    Too many liberals in here

  • Reply December 3, 2019 at 6:15 am

    I am english myself and bbc is one sided I grew up watching it and it's not versatile

  • Reply Lalala December 3, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Lol shapiro wtf. This is such a childish and self righteous behaviour. Acts like he knows everything and respects everyone but interrupts people when they're talking, that man couldn't even ask the question fully. He's so defensive, impolite and turns a simple question in a debate. What a heavy person. I'm not judging his political stance, but I wouldn't stand by a person who acts like this.

  • Reply Jason Malkin December 3, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Ben shapiro destroys lefty brit

  • Reply Paris Naster December 3, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    This is so uncomfortable

  • Reply Sofia Gomez December 3, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    ben sounds like onion boy jfc

  • Reply Tony van Rompaey December 3, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    I've watched this whole interview. I'm not even a fan of Ben Shapiro but I feel sympathy for him on this one.
    This was an appalling conducted interview and is an example of what is wrong with the media. He's pulling out tweets he posted nine years ago that Ben could barely remember. It's was a deliberate attempt to cast Ben in the worst possible light. Pathetic!

  • Reply deeingalaplike December 3, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    This is what happens when he comes up against a professional rather than a fat hysterical teenager in a college q&a.

  • Reply Ryan Walker December 3, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    How was he destroyed? I saw the whole interview and it sounded like the BBC reporter was just someone who was not interested in interviewing Shapiro and wanted to start S with Shapiro for his own ratings.

  • Reply Filip Jusufi December 4, 2019 at 12:33 am


  • Reply Benicio Gutierrez December 4, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Ben Shapiro can win a debate, but not an interview…

  • Reply NoVa Clan December 4, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Ben Shapiro killed you guys you are all leftist and act like your are down the middle

  • Reply cbent48 December 4, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Y’all could go watch the whole video and see that Neil was taking Bens old tweets way out of context and y’all saying ben got embarrassed? Of course he’s gonna fight back when the guy insults his position when he’s supposed to be giving a simple interview

  • Reply Gene Seleznov December 4, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Not much of a destruction, I must say

  • Reply A December 4, 2019 at 9:49 am

    If americans only knew how right wing Andrew is. Shapiro is the type of guy that attracts, the uneducated right. He sounds smart but really he just loves the sound of his own voice.

  • Reply Ilovemusicnbabes December 4, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Imagine thinking Ben Shapiro got owned here. 😂😂😂

  • Reply Gilbert M December 4, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Ben your diaper is showing….

  • Reply pnpat the 1st December 4, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    People here never seen other Ben Shapiro videos, and he's generally like this… He generally destroys in debates and he made a legit question here. You guys r just ignorant or dumb

  • Reply Andy Freeman December 4, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    The liberal version of being "destroyed" XD I don't see it. Modern day journalism: "How far can we stretch the truth for views?" Jokes on me. I thought Ben may have actually met his match. Nope.

  • Reply Asafa Ingram December 4, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Shaprio looked like a child being schooled.

  • Reply Janez Nimac December 4, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    BBC: Asks question
    Ben: answers and ask a question
    BBC: That's illegal

  • Reply Black African Guy December 5, 2019 at 12:12 am

    I actually laughed when Ben turned the whole interview into a debate for some reason…

  • Reply Ninjaish Productions 2.0 December 5, 2019 at 3:35 am

    I'm going to be objective and ask you an opposing question just like i would to a leftist. Ben shapiro: im leaving.

  • Reply RayQuanzo163 December 5, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Destroyed… huh.

  • Reply On2dirt Biker December 5, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Ben Shapiro the goat

  • Reply Luke Towner December 5, 2019 at 6:45 am

    They should've started this interview from the beginning and you can see this journalist attacked been over and over leading up to this…

  • Reply Big Fish December 5, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Destroy's Ben Shapiro? What crack pipe are you smoking? More like Ben Shapiro left a setup with an agenda. Whose Andrew Neil? lmao

  • Reply Robin Mitchell December 5, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Still waiting for Ben to be "destroyed".

  • Reply Daniel Eason December 5, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Not seeing the destruction, but ok.

  • Reply Labour Anti-semites December 5, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Anybody here to see Ben get owned and wondering when it's going to happen.

  • Reply Labour Anti-semites December 5, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Andrew Neil will be dead soon, his blood pressure and BMI are probably through the roof. That coupled with his age and clear lack of exercise brings me to just the one question. Who's going to laugh so hard that you nearly pass out when he dies ?

  • Reply Danny Blickenstaff December 5, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    I didn’t see Ben get destroyed at all wtf lol

  • Reply Ember Productions December 5, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I love Ben Shapiro, but this was a bit stupid

  • Reply Josh Geller December 6, 2019 at 12:10 am

    How can anyone take Ben seriously with a voice like that.

  • Reply Plymouthian ZR December 6, 2019 at 1:04 am

    This is proof that US conservatism is unhinged and downright evil. It’s based on exceptionalism, creation myths and religion. Rotten to its core. And Ben Shapiros name needs to be added to the the definition of “logical and philosophical fallacies”.

  • Reply idk 2143 December 6, 2019 at 1:27 am

    He didn't get destroyed

  • Reply im goated December 6, 2019 at 1:50 am

    This was just what i was looking for a 1 min 43 second snippet of a 10 min video that shows no context and only nit pick things that are best for the channel perfect 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Reply Caden Mackey December 6, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Where was the destroying in this

  • Reply Jesús Trejo December 6, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Lol in no way was this him being destroyed this is just more wanting to try to gain leverage by being loud and signaling

  • Reply Magnus Sandström December 6, 2019 at 7:39 am

    No one:

    Ben Shapiro:
    Calls right wing journalist leftist

  • Reply Mike E. December 6, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Didn't destroy him at all lol.. nice try to get viewers though

  • Reply Myra House December 6, 2019 at 10:54 am

    The BBC claim to be objective lmao.

  • Reply Alxs End December 6, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    lol that’s the first time I heard Shapiro talk. What kind of Mickey Mouse voice is that??? 😂

  • Reply Derrick Barnes December 7, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Considering Neil was bashing Shapiro's ideals without evidence, I think Shapiro was right to defend himself. That was inappropriate on Neil's part. The debate should stay between facts.

    Neil also blames Ben shapiro for the way other people label his videos, like Shapiro can control that.

    Neil points out a tweet from 7 years ago that Shapiro redacted.

    Throughout this interview Neil just tries to make Shapiro look bad, but it doesn't happen. Neil is poorly informed and that is clearly frustrating to Shapiro.

    The guardian just cherry picked segments of the 16 minute interview to make Shapiro look bad. They leave out all of the facts.

  • Reply Kaiden Campbell December 7, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Maybe show the full interview

  • Reply Max Rostaing December 7, 2019 at 5:30 am

    bold of him to use science to attack abortion when he denies global warming caused by humans.

  • Reply borataranda45 December 7, 2019 at 10:26 am

    I’m sorry but how did he get destroyed? He just wasn’t into it

  • Reply cas flydgvr December 7, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Can he just shut his stupid fat mouth and let the man ASK HIM A GODDAMN QUESTION?
    This is an interview not a one sided argument. Just because Shapiro can get away with it when arguing with college kids doesn't mean he can be disrespectful to everyone.

  • Reply Greg Jones December 7, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    The title is backwards.

  • Reply Bill True December 7, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Best 10 minutes ever

  • Reply Matt Supertramp December 8, 2019 at 12:38 am

    You didn't answer the question Ben

  • Reply Mr Mister December 8, 2019 at 12:53 am

    B-b-bUt this isn’t fair he’s like 60+ giving him like 20+ wisdom/experience

  • Reply Julia Walker December 8, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Ben was really wasting his time here. This interviewer was ignorant af

  • Reply Prabhu Prasad December 8, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Can't blame ben, he usually debates with college students

  • Reply GRIM REAPER December 8, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Don’t see how Ben gets destroyed lol

  • Reply JamesXT77 December 8, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Voice like a midi format Charly says

  • Reply Kimberly Edmonds December 8, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Aww too bad Ben its none of your business what someone does with their body.

  • Reply Saif JR December 9, 2019 at 2:54 am

    He wasn’t really destroyed. Because Benny and the other person kept talking over each other. So it made it difficult for Ben to understand and answer. But props to both man they are legends

  • Reply David Garner December 9, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Why is this video so heavily clipped?

  • Reply Dodosodosodos Soba December 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    He doesn’t emphasize morals just facts he wasn’t destroyed

  • Reply SheepCo December 10, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Oh darn clickbaited again i thought ben was supposed to get destroyed by the low energy old dude

  • Reply Sagn C December 10, 2019 at 6:06 am

    This is not a college kid man who will be triggered in second…he's well prepared

  • Reply AK Nanee December 10, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Ben you are ALWAYS spot on 👍😁

  • Reply Yke van Sprang December 10, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    so he failed once does that make everything else he did worth nothing all of a sudden? i dont get that guys pls explain to me

  • Reply Cult Of Malgus December 10, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    The BBC and Shapiro are both equally unappealing and disgusting.

  • Reply Midstar December 10, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Destroys? This old, mumbling fart couldn't destroy anything. Cut up and edited video to show Shapiro leaving. Watch the whole thing and see how senile the old FuQer is.

  • Reply Here to comment/watch weird stuff December 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Triggered ben shapiro fans hit dislike hard

  • Reply J.R Manoogian December 11, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Don’t think he “destroyed “ him at all

  • Reply First Name Last Name December 11, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Ben Shapiro didn’t get destroyed lmao

  • Reply John Dounts December 11, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    This was suppose to be a interview about the book. Not an attack on conservatives which was the point ben was trying to make, which made him lose his cool

  • Reply Braeden Mullen December 11, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Hey buddy Andrew, you want to insult Americans? screw you! At least we gained freedom from you leeches.

  • Reply xsiiwo __ December 12, 2019 at 3:03 am

    8k dislikes are from his anti fans a.k.a gross feminists, etc. All seeing the opportunity to bring him down in this comment section which he doesn't even read coz he has a kid and a wife and a life. Lol.
    The power of being a famous hero.
    Ben Shapiro always.

  • Reply Raw som December 12, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Looks like there was some back and forth so I can see why he got defensive

  • Reply לק אקסנריטר December 12, 2019 at 7:50 am

    This is a gross rehashing of the interview. Go and watch it.

  • Reply neto ikon December 12, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    How exactly was Ben destroyed? …. makes no sense

  • Reply li d December 12, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    I don't know who this Shapiro is or why this is on my YouTube scroll, but i wish to say that he has the most whiny
    voice. Its horrible.

  • Reply Rain Tamer December 12, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    This obviously not the whole video! Ben is t that trigger happy.

  • Reply Kyle Petruzziello December 13, 2019 at 12:57 am

    You all need to watch the whole 15 minute interview this doesn’t show how it actually went.

  • Reply sythe mccoy December 13, 2019 at 11:09 am

    this is the only thng i hate ben Shapiro

  • Reply bgcvetan December 13, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Shapiro has the high ground.

  • Reply Samuel Chavez December 13, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    They literally cut out so much. where Shapiro said he didn't answer any questions. It's probably because he actually didn't answer any questions and BBC doesn't want that to be shown. Otherwise, they would have kept it in. They just showed two small parts of the interview to make it look like Shapiro just got up and left after a minute of it. And even in that short time, Neil avoided questions first. It was clear that Neil didn't answer his questions. If BBC actually posted the full video, I bet we would see Neil avoiding even more questions. If anyone has that link, please share

  • Reply Braden Nye December 14, 2019 at 12:50 am

    I think they both handled themselves wrong

  • Reply jalen bodendorf December 14, 2019 at 4:34 am

    How was this him getting destroyed?? Haha y’all are dumb

  • Reply Varun Sharma December 14, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Flawless victory!

  • Reply A .A December 14, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Intervewer: it says in your tweet that you said something very stupid
    Ben: yes , it was a dumb tweet.
    Interviewer: it also says in the book that you did something very stupid
    Ben: no , thats just your point of view
    Interviewer: you spread hate. Its said in your tweet that….
    Ben shapiro: can you stop attacking me and interview me please or I'm leaving.
    Leftists: oooooooh he got owwwwnnnend..

  • Reply Andy Yang December 15, 2019 at 5:03 am

    ah classy brits are the antidote to our american selfcentredness

  • Reply Julie Ladner December 15, 2019 at 8:03 am

    It should say Ben tells off crazy old man!!!

  • Reply Guardian News December 15, 2019 at 8:10 am

    For everyone who’s questioning the use of the word ‘destroys’ in the headline, we’ll just leave this here:

  • Reply Silverbullet1759 December 15, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Destroyed? Hardly…

  • Reply ZugoiOfficial December 15, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Sincerely I can say nobody didn't win this interview. Ben fell in a trap which he fell into but in this case Andrew somehow intimidated Ben by sneeky way of insulting him since he got heated rather than willing winning him. In other words he used pseudo words to intimidated Ben. I respect both Andrew & Ben but the title wasn't necessary just to make the clickbait more viral

  • Reply Roger Taylor December 15, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    I have to say, I don't particularly like Ben Shapiro, but I wouldn't call this him getting "destroyed." Nothing even happened. The interviewer asked a question, which Ben answered. Ben asked a question which the interviewer deflected. The interviewer asked another question without answering Ben's or ever really even acknowledging it. Ben says he's not going to continue because he is being ignored.

  • Reply Trey Friddle December 15, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Everybody out here saying that ben was stupid for turning a interveiw into a debate. But Andrew Neil was saying that his beliefs are a return to the dark ages and that it is barbaric. If that's not the start to an argument/debate I dont know what is.

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