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Breitbart hit by two high profile resignations over handling of Michelle Fields incident

Bitterness and personal recriminations are splitting the Breitbart organization.  Michelle Fields and Ben Shapiro resigned last night in the wake of their dissatisfaction over the handling of Fields’s allegation against Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. The details of the incident remain obscure, and are under police investigation, but one fact is clear: one of the most effective conservative media outlets, the organization legacy of Andrew Breitbart, has been riven by disputes arising from the Trump candidacy.


In general this sort of bloodletting serves no one well save perhaps the Democrats, however in the grand scheme of things the GOP needed a wake up call at the very least.

As it stands now a third party may be needed as it is doubtful the old guard will give up their sinecures.

UPDATE: Here’s Why Several Journalists Got Caught in the Michelle Fields Media Hoax

And… Michelle Fields and Ben Shapiro: What Really Happened at Breitbart?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Buck up little troopers, this too shall pass.
    Separating the posers from the true blue movement conservatives can only be a good thing.
    Shapiro’s unhinged rhetoric against Trump was getting to embarrassing levels.
    Like Trump, or hate him, journalists really need to stick to the truth.

    I predict that Michelle Fields will resurface with a comfy gig at a left of center or lefty media outlet saying how bad the Republicans are.

    Let’s see!

    • Xavier

      A video of the incident has surfaced, and it proves she’s a lying bitch. I guess you see what you want to see, but I see nothing.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Oh no, Michelle Fields was lying her ass off.
        Brietbart just figured out the obvious and sent her packing, Ben Shapiro didn’t take to kindly that his anti-Trump narrative just dried up and blew away and so he left too (to go to Fox) but announced on Gawker, of all places.
        Then ANOTHER Brietbart reporter went off the reservation and posted some snark, which was then replaced by a note from Brietbart legal.
        Sooooo…

        Finally, some former Brietbart reporter was just on Fox denouncing Brietbart for not standing up for their own reports, which was another disingenuous lie all by itself.

        This is an interesting year for politics in America.

        • Clink9

          Trumpsteria! It’s like the Dutch Tulip Panic.Not that I was there.

        • 3MileLimit

          I’m sure Shapiro got his feelings hurt from the overwhelming dislike of him, his tone and his Trump hate from Breitbart commenters. They made it clear that he should shut his trap.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            The Brietbart comment sections were on fire, and building to psychotic levels in their hatred of Ben and Michelle.
            You could really only call it a full-on user/reader revolt.
            I never saw anything else like it, but this year is full of those kinds of ‘firsts’.

            Just imagine how it would feel if your employer’s website were visited by 50,000 people a day, all of who were demanding your immediate firing.
            That must suck.
            It has to suck!
            He deserved it.

      • Yeah, I’m adding it. I agree, it just seems like typical crowd-jostling to me.

        • David Murrell

          Agreed. I suspect the police will not press charges over a slightly bruised arm. The anti–Trump journos are trying to make a mountain over a molehill.

      • The Butterfly

        I don’t get it either. I don’t see much at all happening. Seems overblown if you ask me.

        Can we start calling it Trump Derangement Syndrome yet?

        • Clink9

          Just to torture myself I go to Ace of Spades to see him go full retard. People are seriously losing their shit over The Donald.

          Can anyone form a coherent explanation of what is really going to happen with a Trump POTUS? I mean the bad stuff.

          • mauser 98

            don’t take my free stuff panic

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I have said it from the beginning here.
            Ace is a fraud, a phony, the consummate RINO, and is not to be trusted.
            Ace is only on Ace’s side and will take any stance (unprincipled or not) that he feels is best for his revenue stream.
            Those that previously followed him, now is your exit call, because you are being used and manipulated.
            In conclusion, the entire Ace-O-Sphere is a rigged fraud from top to bottom. AoSHQ is the ‘circuses’ of the bread and circuses meme.
            Ace provides the circus but keeps the bread.
            Screw ’em!

          • Clink9

            Yes, it’s a House Of Pain over there. The comments used to be good 10 years ago but he’s such a douche now.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I think I walked away about 7-years ago after he took time out from his busy day to denounce me PERSONALLY in a thread.
            It was kind of a WTF funhouse mirror moment for me.
            That was back when he was preaching “PRAGMATISM!” and then had a major meltdown when I pointed out his lack of pragmatism in his railing against some minor congressional candidate who didn’t rise to his level of decorum.
            He’s just a real P.O.S. in my book, but that was my eye-opener to how he really is.
            Afterwards I heard tales (from other bloggers) of strong-arming and sabotaging of smaller bloggers and his ‘Ace-O-Sphere’ about who they could link to and what they could talk about and whom they could link to. That’s when I found out that Pam Geller, and a few others, were being stealth black-balled.
            Just some real nasty, underhanded and petty stuff.
            Ace is in tight with Allahpundit, and so anyone they regular trade links with should be considered suspect, because their grace seems to always have a price.

            As far as WZ goes, Zip was caught using the artwork of BFH (of IOTW fame) with the attribution removed. When BFH brought it to their attention, and said they could still use it but he would really appreciate it if they would just use the original artwork with the attribution on it.
            What did Zip do?
            He nuked the artwork rather than attribute it to BFH.
            Zip was also a participant of the Geller ban scene and Ace links to Zip.
            Zip does seem to at least link to some non Ace approved sources, so maybe he has some kind of dispensation.

            I don’t want to start any wars between blogs, but since the subject came up… that’s my take on events.
            Quid pro quo lives and their little cabal is essentially a choreographed rodeo.

          • Clink9

            Great story. They really sound like a bunch of junior high Mean Girls. The nice thing of the internets is, all this stuff can come out about these guys at any time.

          • Xavier

            That’s how I feel about WZ.

          • bverwey

            The hobos finally got to him.

          • k1962

            It cannot be worse than the idiot we have ruining Canada.

          • Minicapt

            When DonJohn begins demonstrating the “Art of the 180°”.

            Cheers

          • Clink9

            Even if he becomes Obama 2.0 or Trudeau 3.0, it doesn’t justify grown men wailing in the streets. Boo Fricken Hoo.

            Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are wrong. THIS is the Greatest Show On Earth.

          • Minicapt

            He’s the “Apprentice Entertainer”.

            Cheers

          • Clink9

            The Tears Of The Clowns rallying against him are far more entertaining than Donny.

            And on a scale of 10.

            10 meaning he fulfills all his promises.

            I would still give him a 9.5 if he did a complete flip flop just to see a real live American Revolution in my lifetime.

          • bverwey

            2 ply on gold plated hangers on bathroom walls.

      • Wow she is a liar if that video posted is it.

        • lolwut?

          She got busted for the claims she was shoved down by police at Occupy as well, she and others were doing the usual street theater flopping on the ground and crying police did it.

          Photos and video came out later showing it wasn’t true.

          She went silent when she got called out to provide proof
          Allen West grabbed her ass as well.

          Keep an eye on PJTV, we’ll likely be seeing a shakeup there as well.. several of them including Scott Ott and Klavan have jumped on the attack Trump train.

          • That’s an inconvenient history.

          • Then there’s the “penis” factor. Usually when men come to the defense of good-looking women in an unusually speedy manner as “knights in shining armour” — without critically examining the woman’s claim — it’s a pretty good sign that the “dick for brains” phenomenon is in play. She’s cute, he needs to get laid, and no better way to accomplish that than playing the chivalry role.

            I seriously doubt if “Don Quixote” would have come to the rescue if the female reporter happened to be fat, dumpy and homely looking.

          • dance…dancetotheradio
          • Well, in his defense at least he’s just thinking like the rest of us.

  • mauser 98

    many of Glen Becks crew jumping ship also…( yes Beck is deranged)

    …also
    .. Kasich goes full tilt boogie for amnesty day before vote
    b b b b thats all folks!

    • Clink9

      Amnesty. So what separates him from Hillaryius.

      • mauser 98

        ??? who dreamed that strategy up.?. its over for Kasich

        • Clink9

          Is this Kasich?

          • mauser 98

            wish i would have thought of it

        • bverwey

          Mittens and his ilk.

          • mauser 98

            wow… ,maybe you are right

      • Xavier

        Heels? A good facelift?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is the best year ever!

    Any questions?

    • And Trump (probably inadvertently) is the “master winnower”. Trump is a “what you see is what you get” type of transparency, and he’s forcing the professional politicians to take off their masks as well. Even if Trump doesn’t win, imo he’s already done an incredible service to the public. Especially in the area of free speech.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Trump will win.

        • I have no delusions otherwise. At least as far as the Rep candidacy (it would be suicide for the Rep establishment to interfere with that).

  • Sid Falco

    Shapiro is being his lucrative transition to neo-con.

    • k1962

      I don’t think so. I think Ben is very Conservative and the Donald, not so much.

      • God’s Honor

        Ben is whatever pays the most.

        • k1962

          Maybe he is, but he is very, very smart and well spoken.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    At least, this is all happening in our free society, where ostracism is the worst that can happen to dissenters. In Soviet Russia, these disputes frequently led to firing squads or consignment to Siberia, while in the Muslim world, heads get chopped off.

    • I suspect many on the left would be happy to follow suit here.

  • Waffle

    If only Hunter S. were still around (sigh) . . .

  • Clink9

    Chicago / Soros Shitshow helps Trump.

    Muuuuaaaaahahahah

    According to a Monmouth poll released Monday, 22 percent of Florida voters said the incidents in Chicago on Friday night make them more likely to vote for Trump, with only 11 percent saying they would be less likely. A vast majority, 66 percent, said that the heated protests from late last week make no difference.

    • mauser 98

      Soros … behind all of this

  • jack burns

    She tried the old video “proof” gambit so popular with #everygoddamnthingmattersforenoughcash. Popped like a zit.