When Michelle Fields claimed to be the victim of a violent assault (which we now know is a hoax), there was massive drama within Breitbart.
Fields was “attacked” at a Trump press conference, in full view of hundreds of people and dozens of cameras. Her story made no sense.
Breitbart had a choice. Go with listen and believe culture, which they mocked the left for, or refuse to back their reporter.
Breitbart went with listen and believe, and you could read the revolt on social media and even in reader comments. Their own readers were outraged. Yet Breitbart was in a dilemma.
If they didn’t back their reporter’s first hand account of what happened to her, how could any of her reporting be trusted?
Breitbart also has a strong contingent of what I call man-up conservatives. You know the type. A real man always….and what follows is something about supplicating before a woman. A real man never touches a woman, even to brush her out of the way when she’s obstructing Trump, a man-up conservative would say.
There has also been a lot of internal strife as Ben Shapiro, it can now be revealed, has had his new website funded by two billionaire Ted Cruz donors – the Wilks Brothers.
Shapiro is under marching orders to praise Cruz and attack Trump. (In 2011, before becoming a sugar baby to the Wilks boys, he wrote an article called, “The Magic of Donald Trump.”)
Shapiro’s lack of personal ethics caused more drama within Breitbart. If they called out Shapiro for being a sugar baby, wouldn’t that call his reporting for Breitbart’s main site into question?
After my article proving that Michelle Fields and Shapiro lied went viral, something had to be done. Due to the power of social media, the story wasn’t going to go away. People kept linking to my article on social media, demanding that Fields, Shapiro, and others address it.
No one would address my article, as it conclusively proved Michelle Fields lied. As Fields filed a police report regarding the “assault,” this story might not be over. She could be charged with a crime.
Thus Michelle Fields and Ben Shapiro were forced to resign.
P.S. If you’re new here, I don’t like writing about media matters. I have to as journalism is corrupt and nobody else is calling out these hoaxes.
My best writing is on masculinity and mindset.