(VINnews) — Conservative podcast host Ben Shapiro discussed Elon Musk’s lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League on his show Wednesday.
Shapiro slammed the ADL as a “progressive interest group that claims to be speaking in the name of Jewish causes. That is untrue. They are just a progressive interest group.”
. @elonmusk is now at war with the Anti-Defamation League, a progressive interest group that proclaims it is speaking in the name of Jewish causes. And like a lot of these progressive interest groups, they are interested in removing advertising revenue from sources where they… pic.twitter.com/ZdLdfvJEdf
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 6, 2023
Shapiro continued, “A lot of times they are targeting people on the basis of spurious nonsense or ignoring people on the basis of spurious nonsense.”
However after harshly criticizing the leftist group, Shapiro opined that Musk’s lawsuit is unlikely to be successful.
“It’s almost impossible to win a defamation suit against a public figure,” he said. “It’s really rough, you need to show actual malice, it is a nearly impossible standard.”
He continued. “With that said, the ADL has made excuses for some of the world’s worst antisemites in Congress, they posted a report suggesting that Twitter is now filled with horrible hate…in order to reduce advertising. Basically, [you either] abide by left-wing standards of speech or watch your advertising dollars disappear.”