Michelle Fields, the reporter roughed up by Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, has resigned from Breitbart along with editor-at-large Ben Shapiro.
Fields told Buzzfeed she could not remain with an organization that did not stand by her while Shapiro, who unlike other Breitbart colleagues has forcefully defended Fields, issued a statement condemning current Breitbart Chairman Steve Bannon for betraying the mission set out by the late Andrew Breitbart by turning the website into “Trump’s personal Pravda.”
No doubt Fields and Shapiro will soon find other gigs. But as The Right Scoop puts it, “And this is how Trump treats a news site that LOVES HIM!!! Imagine how it’ll go for the rest of us under emperor Trump.”
The best that can be done is to see to it that such a coronation doesn’t come to pass.