Breitbart Can’t Resist Going After Its Ex-Reporter For Getting A New Gig

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May 23, 2016 5:45 pm
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Michelle Fields has moved on.

Breitbart? Not so much.

Fields was the Breitbart reporter whose arm was grabbed by Donald Trump’s top aide, Corey Lewandowski, back in March. She left the news outlet, citing a lack of support from the organization in the uproar that followed. But now she’s back on her feet, CNN reported Sunday, accepting a job at The Huffington Post to report on … Trump.

Her decision was mocked by Breitbart reporter Patrick Howley who seemed to delight in the fact that he was still employed at the conservative website and argued that Fields’ prominence, along with her fiance, Jamie Weinstein, in the “Republican establishment” had wavered.

“While this reporter’s career continues to soar thanks to the loyalty of supportive and patriotic Breitbart News readers, Fields and Weinstein have seen their GOP prominence dwindle,” the reporter penned.

In his piece, Howley noted Fields’ engagement to her boyfriend as he said they were in “political exile” and shared a picture of Fields posing with a Washington Post reporter to suggest that she was schmoozing with, as Howley wrote, the “Establishment Left.”

Fields, along with its publicist and an editor, left the conservative news website after it seemed to hedge in articles about the incident in saying definitively that Lewandowski grabbed Fields’ arm. Police charged Lewandowski with battery, but state prosecutors declined to take the case further.

Howley has a history of going public with weirdly sexist humor. He wrote a satirical piece for The Daily Caller that was later removed titled “GOP to Howley: Stop masturbating to lesbian Ellen Page.” He also tweeted crude comments about BuzzFeed News reporter Rosie Gray that his editor at The Daily Caller had to apologize for.

Howley ended his column with this hot take:

In a matter of weeks, Michelle Fields and Jamie Weinstein have made a complete and utter departure from the party that they long aspired to dominate. Will they ever truly be accepted in the world of Hillary Clinton supporters? Will they ever be able to regain the juice they once had in their former Republican lives? And more importantly: how many #NeverTrump Republicans will follow them out the door?

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