Daily Wire co-founder Jeremy Boreing remarked on the allegation often levied against Ben Shapiro and other neoliberal commentators that claim to be the voice of the conservative movement, stating, “We may be grifters, but we sure as hell aren’t poor grifters.”
Boreing made the comments in response to a tweet by Cassandra Fairbanks suggesting a debate between Ben Shapiro and paleoconservative streamer Nick Fuentes during CPAC next week.
“You’d have to charge a lot more than that. We may be grifters, but we sure as hell aren’t poor grifters,” Boreing replied.
You’d have to charge a lot more than that. We may be grifters, but we sure as hell aren’t poor grifters. https://t.co/2wo00mi2sw
— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) February 15, 2020
The term “grifter” has often been used by right-wing grass roots to describe internet celebrities who use the image and cultural impact of President Donald J. Trump to make money off his supporters.
Ben Shapiro and the Daily Wire are some of the most frequent recipients of the grifter label online, making Boreing’s comments all the more interesting.
According to financial tracking site Celebrity Net Worth, Shapiro’s net worth falls in the $20 million range.
One of the key issues in the ongoing feud between the camps of Shapiro’s Daily Wire and Fuentes’ America First followers is the fact that Shapiro has repeatedly refused to debate Fuentes in person, citing “threats of violence” derived from livestreams of Fuentes playing Grand Theft Auto V.
Shapiro appeared to dodge an in-person confrontation with Fuentes in December, scuttling away with head bowed as Fuentes trailed behind asking him questions at a Turning Point USA summit in Florida.
Boreing, who co-founded the Daily Wire with Shapiro, has previously stated that he believes American conservatism is actually about conserving “American liberalism.”
Jeremy Boreing, lifelong Hollywood producer and co-founder of the neoliberal news and opinion site The Daily Wire, took to Twitter to offer his thoughts on conservative values on Thursday.
“What these retrograde losers don’t understand is that what American conservatives want to conserve is American liberalism,” Boreing seethed. “American conservatism is not European conservatism.”
The “retrograde losers” remark was made in agreement with an earlier tweet by Turning Point USA employee Benny Johnson, which called young conservatives who questioned TPUSA’s promotion of sexual deviancy and drag queens “hate-filled gremlins.”
Johnson, who was fired from Buzzfeed for plagiarizing over 40 articles in 2014, was quote-tweeted by Goreing, who then opined about the duty of conservatives to preserve liberalism.
Boreing has not publicly clarified his statements about conserving liberalism and “grifters.”