If you haven’t been following the Michelle Field’s fiasco, it goes like this: Michelle Fields is a Breitbart political reporter whose arm was allegedly bruised by someone who pulled her away from Donald Trump. She was trying to ask Trump a question after a rally last week when the incident occurred.
A Breitbart statement was issued under the name of Larry Solov, the outlet’s CEO and president: “What Michelle has told us directly is that someone ‘grabbed her arm’ and while she did not see who it was, Ben Terris of The Washington Post told her that it was Corey Lewandowski. If that’s the case, Corey owes Michelle an immediate apology.”
Lewandowski denied it but Matthew Boyle was then quoted as saying Lewandowski admitted it to him in a very crude manner. Lewandowski was vilified publicly based on what turned out to be a spurious story.
Boyle published copies of his emails to show Lewandowski made no such admission which you can read about on this link.
It’s possible that someone else pulled her arm. She said she didn’t know who did it. The videos do not show Lewandowski doing it, yet he was maligned on every media outlet for it as if it was a proven fact. The video below was downloaded by The Gateway Pundit from Megyn Kelly’s show last night and it was then used on Special Report. It does not show Lewandowski pulling her arm. He might have done it but the video doesn’t show it.
Here is a better video.
Megyn Kelly who is anti-Trump, put Michelle Fields and Ben Shapiro, former Breitbart editor-at-large, on her show last night for a bash-Breitbart-Trump segment. The above video released on Saturday with Ms. Fields not being grabbed was running behind Kelly as the trashing went on.
Both Fields and Shapiro have resigned from Breitbart along with two others, national security reporter Jordan Schachtel and Jarrett Stepman, an editor.
They all seem to dislike the new Breitbart boss and they don’t seem thrilled with the pro-Trump bent it has taken.
NBC News is using this gossip-driven story to malign Trump. They said he is creating a “toxic environment.” It’s not surprising they are exploiting this opportunity. They also blamed Trump for the hate-filled leftists who trashed his campaign rally in Chicago.
Ms. Fields had a few minor bruises and someone probably pulled her because they were trying to protect Trump perhaps. That’s the entire story and we don’t even know if that’s true.
Breitbart said Shapiro is trading his loyalty to get a spot on Fox News.
I wish Michelle Fields would stop whining. She doesn’t appear to be lying but she doesn’t know who grabbed her arm. She filed a criminal complaint that will go nowhere. Shapiro ripped into Breitbart in a tirade as Kelly suggested Breitbart is Trump-bart.
Shapiro is trying to make this into a case of sexism because they are saying something about a woman, Michelle Fields. That’s absurd.
It’s unfortunate that Shapiro would do this knowing it’s Andrew Breitbart’s family’s legacy and a source of income for them. He didn’t have to go this far.
Kelly made a point of saying Breitbart is pro-Trump but they’re not as pro-Trump as Fox News is pro-Kasich.
Megyn says in the video that the video proves contact, suggesting Field’s story is accurate. The contact in this video was a screenshot of two arms near each other.