August 27, 2014 1:16 pm -

According to Ben Stein, if you are a big, strong man, you are armed. It’s like you have a gun because you are a strong human being, just like “Cassius Clay” and Sonny Liston. Michael Brown was “his strong scary self” said Stein, which makes him a match for a hail of bullets.[su_center_ad]

“The idea of calling this poor man ‘unarmed’ when he was six-foot-four, 300 pounds, full of muscles, apparently — from what I read in the New York Times — on marijuana, to call him unarmed is like calling Sonny Liston unarmed or Cassius Clay unarmed,” Stein said.

He went on to accuse Attorney General Eric Holder of leading a “lynching” of the police officer who killed Brown, alleging that the deaths of Brown and of Trayvon Martin were cases of a “very large so-called victim attacking a policeman.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

21 responses to Ben Stein: Michael Brown Wasn’t Unarmed Because He Was ‘His Strong Scary Self’

  1. tiredoftea August 27th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    “…from what I read in the New York Times” Pull his fringe rightie credentials! He freakin’ reads the NY TIMES!

  2. MIAtheistGal August 27th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Ben Stein has lost it for sure.

  3. bhil August 27th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Ben where have you gone?

  4. William August 27th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    You really have to get up pretty early to out stupid Hannidy and O’Reilly, but there it is, the dumbest thing you’ll read today.

  5. Khary A August 27th, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Hey Ben just because you’re a sniveling P^$$y doesn’t mean that the POLICE are held to that same standard. Believe it or not its the police’s job to be brave and stuff, courageous even. By your definition every person who isn’t a doughy slob is a death machine waiting to happen.

  6. Abby Normal August 27th, 2014 at 1:38 pm


  7. Larry Schmitt August 27th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    So all black men are supposed to put on Clark Kent glasses and a pocket protector, develop a stoop, and start driving a Prius, so they don’t scare any white folks. Is that about it? Or do they also have to carry a sign that says, “I’m unarmed, I’m not after your sister, please don’t shoot me.”

    • Khary A August 27th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      ^^this…YES…all of this.

  8. Larry Schmitt August 27th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    And the current version of Cassius Clay (who has been known as Muhammad Ali for 50 years; you mighta read that in the NY Times too) has Parkinson’s syndrome, so you should be about his equal now, Ben.

  9. Abby Normal August 27th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Remove his brain. Then start plasmaphoresis.

  10. Hasun Byam August 27th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    so your saying all big guys even the white ones are armed because of there size, that makes you a coward and a idiot, I use to like ben now I see your just a pussy racist

  11. edmeyer_able August 27th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Latest forensics puts the killer 25′ away when final round was fired.

  12. Roctuna August 27th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I’m 6’1″, 240lbs and of Mediterranean descent with swarthy looks. Does that make me lightly armed?

  13. William August 27th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Big scary guys.

  14. Suzanne McFly August 27th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    This was a great descriptionn from John Stewart.

  15. mdram August 27th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Guess they found Michael’s one weakness…bullets..

  16. Mainah August 27th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    First, Trayvon wasn’t shot by a police man but a racist gun man, nor was Trayvon even a man or even close to being a man, or even that large of a kid. Let’s just get that out of the way. So because someone is large and is 35 feet away from an officer with arms in the air that means it’s ok to shoot him to death? I mean … did he somehow get Wonder Woman’s bracelets? Or the bullets would just stop out of fear they wouldn’t be able to get the job done?
    Oh, and I love how he says the facts aren’t out there but I read in a newspaper he was high. It’s funny when Trayvon was shot, they attacked his character, his family’s character and that was ok. He was a kid. Now, because this teen happens to be just out of high school and a large kid that it’s ok to trash his character and call it being transparent? This isn’t about republicans against democrats, this should be about what we are going to do about rampant racism and murder. Nice choice of words Stein … “lynching”? You are such an ass.

  17. Anne Bensinger August 27th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Isn’t that sort of like saying we should listen to what Ben Stein says about economics because of his eye glasses and Jewishness?

    • Elliot J. Stamler August 27th, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      In recent years I have found Ben Stein to have taken leave of good sense in most of what he writes and says. He is by no means always wrong-sometimes he is quite perceptive; but recently not so much. As for his eyeglasses and “Jewishness” I don’t know anyone who for those reasons would take advice on economics (or much else)…would you take serious advice from Woody Allen?

      • Anne Bensinger August 28th, 2014 at 9:16 am

        Probably not, but the point of my comment was to show how racist Stein’s comment about Brown was – irony, you know?

  18. Robert J Sebold August 27th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    he was a big kid but no athlete look at the video and how he walked. like a fat kid.