The Daily Wire

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The Daily Wire
Type of site
News and opinion
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OwnerBentkey Ventures, LLC
Created by
Key people
Alexa rankIncrease 2,862 (October 2020)[1]
LaunchedSeptember 21, 2015; 5 years ago (2015-09-21)
Current statusActive

The Daily Wire is a conservative website run by Ben Shapiro.[2] It was created by Shapiro and Jeremey Boreing when Shapiro still worked at Breitbart News. It was extremely critical of Donald Trump when Trump was running for President of the United States, though it generally reported on him more positively after he became president. The Daily Wire has published work by Ben Shapiro, Michael Knowles, Andrew Klavan, Dennis Prager, Michelle Malkin and John Hawkins. They have promoted Prager University, criticized the media for being too left-wing, and promoted Steven Crowder.

Controversies[change | change source]

Once on Columbus Day, the Daily Wire released a cartoon about Christopher Columbus and the Native Americans which relied on racist imagery. Ben Shapiro later deleted the cartoon and apologized for it, though he said that he was on vacation when the cartoon was created. Michael Knowles also caused controversy when, during an appearance on Fox News he called Greta Thunberg a “mentally ill child” who was being “exploited by the left”. Fox News apologized for Knowles having said that. The Daily Wire has also been accused of editing people who are politically left-wing out of context.

References[change | change source]

  1. " Site Overview". Alexa Internet. Retrieved October 4, 2020.
  2., The Washington Times. "Ben Shapiro stepping down as editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2020-07-07.