Why is Ben Shapiro leaving LA? Internet can't be happier 2020 brought both him and Tomi Lahren to Nashville

Shapiro's Conservative media company The Daily Wire is shifting from LA to Nashville and the company’s 75 employees are being given until October 1 to decide on the move


                            Why is Ben Shapiro leaving LA? Internet can't be happier 2020 brought both him and Tomi Lahren to Nashville
Ben Shapiro and Tomi Lahren (Getty Images)

Conservative media company The Daily Wire — started by Ben Shapiro, Jeremy Boreing and Caleb Robinson — is planning to move its headquarters from Los Angeles to Nashville. As reported by Deadline, Boreing reasoned that the move is because of declining quality of life in the city, including high housing costs and homelessness. The company's 75 employees based in Los Angeles are being given until October 1 to decide about the move, Boreing told Deadline. But according to him, he said most likely about 80% would make the move.

As per the report, the site has grown significantly since its launch in 2015 and was among the top publishers on Facebook in July, according to Newswhip. 'The Ben Shapiro Show’ has ranked in the top 10 podcasts this year, according to Podtrac, as stated in the report.

But Boreing, who has lived in LA for 20 years, also stated political reasons for the move. He blamed city leadership for failing to address the ongoing urban problems and also cited the state’s high income taxes. "LA benefits from the fact that, while it leans left, it draws individualists out to find their fame and seek their fortunes. They’re an ornery bunch. But they aren't so ornery that this out of control government can’t break them." He said he had considered moving to Texas as well, but chose Nashville because it "offers the creative talent we need to keep growing the business".

The current Daily Wire headquarter is in Sherman Oaks. Boreing and Robinson are co-CEOs and Shapiro is editor emeritus, as per Deadline. Shapiro also made the announcement on Twitter. He said, "We've been asked over and over and over again when we would leave California. The answer: now. See you in Nashville, gang!" He added, "I've lived my entire life in California. Within weeks, we'll be taking our 75 jobs and leaving. We're not the first. And we certainly won't be the last. Terrible governance has consequences."



 

Twitter also reacted to the news. Director Robby Starbuck said, "Welcome to Nashville Ben, I’m in Franklin, you’ll love it here. DM me if you guys need any recommendations!" A user wrote: "We live in Santa Barbara and are thinking the same. Boise ID is wonderful. So is Nashville. God speed Ben. Have a wonderful adventure. We so understand." Another commented, "Welcome to Nashville, unfortunately we’ve had a wave of California liberals bringing their liberal politics with them to my city. Glad to finally get some good company." One concurred, "Welcome to Tennessee! Where we welcome common sense and American values. Beautiful Nashville area. Artsy and fun place to live. No liberals please."



 



 



 



 

Another media personality, political commentator and Fox Nation talk-show host Tomi Lahren recently bought a home in Nashville for $700,000, according to The Baltimore Sun. Recently, there were rumors that she was getting close to former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler. But she rubbished it by saying, “I love it when the internet tells me who I’m dating. Good one,” via tweet.



 

Some users were happy that Shapiro and Lahren were moving to Nashville. One said, "Dear @TomiLahren @benshapiro & every other Conservative group moving to Nashville: Welcome We like sugar in our tea & our food fried. We take time to say hello & helping a neighbor doesn’t just mean the person next door. #Beenheresince1980." Another said, "2020 has brought both Tomi Lahren and Ben Shapiro to Nashville."



 



 

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