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Breitbart Editor Apologizes For Post Mocking Editor Who Resigned


Shapiro and Fields both quit their jobs at Breitbart on Sunday citing lack of support from the outlet for Fields.

The post published by Pollak on Monday morning headlined "Ben Shapiro Betrays Loyal Breitbart Readers In Pursuit Of Fox News Contributorship" bashed Shapiro for publicizing his resignation in a statement to Buzzfeed News. The site deleted the article a few hours after it was published.

"Former Breitbart News editor-at-large Ben Shapiro announced Sunday evening via left-wing Buzzfeed that he is abandoning Andrew Breitbart’s lifelong best friend, widow, hand-picked management team and friends in pursuit of an elusive contributorship at the Fox News Channel," the post begins. "Friends of Hamas could not be found for comment."

The post noted that Shapiro appeared on Megyn Kelly's Fox News show to discuss allegations that Lewandowski grabbed Fields. The post claimed that this violated Shapiro's contract with Breitbart. Shapiro told Politico that he has not been looking for a job at Fox News.

"It was business as usual for the ambitious conservative gadfly, who is known to live on the edge, courting and then leaving a series of companies over the past several years," the post read.

The post also mocked Shapiro for taking the news of his resignation to Buzzfeed.

"Buzzfeed, a site that has been aiming to destroy Breitbart News since the moment Andrew Breitbart died, and which has predicted the demise of for the past four years, rewarded Shapiro for his bravery by placing news of his resignation just beneath several other hot stories, including 'This Wee Little Snake Taking Its First Breath Will Cure Anyone’s Fears,' and '2/26: How Two Llamas And A Dress Gave Us The Internet’s Greatest Day,'" the post read.

The post was originally posted under the name "William Bigelow," the pseudonym Shapiro's father, David Shapiro, used to write on Breitbart News, according to Politico. David Shapiro also resigned from Breitbart on Sunday, according to Politico.

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