Headline News anchor tsk-tsks Ben Shapiro for “silly stunt” of offering to debate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

First, it’s pretty clear that socialist it-girl Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won’t be debating Ben Shapiro, not even for $10,000 — as Twitchy reported, she resorted to false claims of sexism and likened the offer to “catcalling,” which she would not acknowledge.

No, Shapiro isn’t running for office against Ocasio-Cortez, but she is now the national authority on democratic socialism, and if she wants to sell an entirely foreign economic system to replace capitalism in America while in Congress, yeah, we’d like to hear her put up or shut up.

When Shapiro answered the catcalling accusation, HLN anchor Carol Costello almost inexplicably butted into the conversation — we say almost, because it’s clear that the media is circling the wagons around Ocasio-Cortez the more she embarrasses herself in interviews.

Sigh. Seriously Ben this is a silly stunt. https://t.co/VPdTwV44yQ

— Carol Costello (@CarolHLN) August 10, 2018


Explain how asking for a discussion or debate is a silly stunt.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 10, 2018

The shot clock for Costello to explain herself started Thursday night at 9:51 p.m. and is still running.

Who is Carol again?

— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) August 10, 2018

Some angry lady from the home shopping network or something

— glen webb (@commishwebb) August 10, 2018

How is a bona fide offer to debate–to benefit charity–a stunt?

She would leap at the chance to reach Ben’s audience if she were able to explain solid policy proposals.

— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) August 10, 2018

If these interviews she’s been doing weren’t softball love fests, Ben wouldn’t be offering to debate her. She would’ve been outed for vacuous fraud she is a long time ago.

— LCFC#Kingy (@Metcage64) August 10, 2018

How is it a stunt? 🤔

— StoneHeart (@VadimShafran) August 10, 2018

THIS was a silly stunt pic.twitter.com/tQuHaYmGuu

— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) August 10, 2018

Unaware debating the ideology of conservatism vs socialism was silly.

— Cody Endrizzi (@CEndrizzi) August 10, 2018

Why is this so silly, Carol? She is running for a public office! I want her to hear from her (and not on outlets where they give her fluffy questions)! She doesn’t have a chance in hell!

— Jillian (@Boo_405671) August 10, 2018

How is this a stunt? Isn’t this what’s missing today, civilized debates? Or is it – you realize the outcome won’t be in your favor?

— JP (@southerngal530) August 10, 2018

It’s a debate. Ideas will be exchanged. It will help people form opinions. What’s silly? It’s how ideas are advanced.

— Ledbetter Lux 🇺🇸 (@LedbetterLux) August 10, 2018

Butt out.

🇺🇸 American Colleen❌🇺🇸 (@itscollmc) August 10, 2018

Lady don’t step in. She’s a big girl. She can handle her own without your helicopter/suburban/pta mom mode. She’s running for an office. She has to take the heat

— R.Figueroa. 🐻thoughts (@Flowenol2017) August 10, 2018

Ask her some tough questions. And since you are on a network that I swore was changed to “CNN Airport,” maybe you should ask some more important peers to do this.

— Mac Watson (@macwatson17) August 10, 2018

Also, respond to @benshapiro with a good answer

— R.Figueroa. 🐻thoughts (@Flowenol2017) August 10, 2018

Why? The way you “journalists” have been fawning all over her, you’d think you’d jump for a chance to have her decisively triumph by showing the audience how well-supported & smart her ideas are.


— Louis Vil LeGun (@LouisvilleGun) August 10, 2018

Surely someone running to represent her state in congress can debate her stellar points of view with a media personality right? Right? Oh she’s a socialist?? 😂🤣😂😂🤣 never mind.

🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Aevans5858) August 10, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Debates are officially a tool of the Right to make the Left look stupid.

More at 11.

— Guy Incognito (@TurdFer81113050) August 10, 2018

It’s a request for debate. What’s silly is Ocasio’s attempt to conflate it with sexism.

— Deathwish Dandy (@DeathwishDandy) August 10, 2018

Yes, those silly debates, they’re all just silly stunts right?

— David Stanley❌ (@DavidSt47462545) August 10, 2018

No, this is what our country actually needs: long form debate of ideas from prominent members of political movements. Not bullshit cable news with uninformed hosts misrepresenting the facts while hiding behind the guise of journalism. Sit down.

— Sam (@Sam_5thEstate) August 10, 2018

Why is the media protecting her

— Michael (@MichaelCraig18A) August 10, 2018

Much better she appears on your show where she can stammer and babble incoherently and you can finish her sentences for her, not challenge a single word she utters, then argue that you’re not partisan in any way. “Journalist.”

— Joseph Zucofski (@huntsvut) August 10, 2018

is this a “silly stunt”?

— stephen lylyk (@LylykStephen) August 10, 2018


RUUUN AWAAAY! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez DRAGGED for comparing Ben Shapiro’s debate offer to a CATCALL https://t.co/ln1KkIHCht

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 10, 2018

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