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More staffers flee Breitbart News over Trump

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    Reporter Michelle Fields and at least three other staffers have resigned in opposition to their company's coverage of Trump and to its handling of an alleged assault on Fields by a top Trump aide.

    Fields, who has claimed that she was yanked and bruised by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and Ben Shapiro, one of the site's top editors, told BuzzFeed late Sunday night that they would be leaving the company.

    Then on Monday, Breitbart editor Jarrett Stepman and national security correspondent Jordan Schachtel announced they were also resigning in protest.

    "Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation," Fields said on Sunday. "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."

    In his own statement, Shapiro said that Breitbart News had become Trump's "personal Pravda," referring to the communist newspaper.

    Stepman similarly said he believed Breitbart News "is becoming less of a news site and more of a propaganda organization dedicated to the Trump campaign." Schachtel wrote that he had signed up to be a journalist, not "a member of the Donald J. Trump for President media network."

    The announcements came after a week in which Breitbart News appeared to side with the Trump campaign's version of events over that of Fields.

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/14/media/michelle-fields-ben-shapiro-resign-from-breitbart-news/
     
  2. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member

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    Trump will be in more trouble now with the female vote - he probably should have apologized for the incident and moved on.

    An addendum:

    Corey Lewandowski, was arrested and charged for assaulting a female reporter.

    HankD
     
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    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha ha! It's so true! LOL!
     
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    Andrew Breitbart would roll in his grave if he saw what his site has become.
     
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    Rippon Well-Known Member

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    Corey was not arrested. He was charged with simple battery. He will appeal.

    The film of the incident proves how absurd the charge is against him.
     
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    HankD Well-Known Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/29/politics/trump-campaign-manager-charged-with-simple-battery/index.html

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    HankD Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.

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