Michelle Fields and Ben Shapiro Quit Breitbart Over Trump Incident
Michelle Fields, a reporter who was allegedly manhandled by Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski last week, resigned from Breitbart Sunday night, along with editor-at-large Ben Shapiro. Breitbart has cravenly questioned Fields’ story over the last week, even though photos, videos, and an eyewitness account have corroborated it.
I can't stand with an organization that won't stand by me: https://t.co/pohxCKScpf— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) March 14, 2016
In a statement to Buzzfeed, Fields wrote, “Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation. I do not believe Breitbart News has adequately stood by me during the events of the past week and because of that I believe it is now best for us to part ways.”
Shapiro released a much lengthier statement accusing Breitbart management of betraying the late Andrew Breitbart’s mission by selling out Fields.
After Fields and Shapiro resigned, Breitbart published a bizarre story mocking both reporters and Buzzfeed. It appears to have been deleted as of this morning.
Breitbart deleted its insane piece mocking Ben Shapiro & Michelle Fields for resigning. Here's the archive: https://t.co/Wud9JG1Z5e— Peter Sterne (@petersterne) March 14, 2016