Breitbart hit by two high-profile resignations over handling of Michelle Fields incident (updated)

Bitterness and personal recriminations are splitting the Breitbart organization.  Michelle Fields and Ben Shapiro resigned last night in the wake of their dissatisfaction over the handling of Fields’s allegation against Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.  The details of the incident remain obscure, and are under police investigation, but one fact is clear: one of the most effective conservative media outlets, the organization legacy of Andrew Breitbart, has been riven by disputes arising from the Trump candidacy. Fields’s statement was short and to the point: Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation. I do not believe Breitbart News has adequately stood by me during the events of the past week and because of that I believe it is now best for us to part ways. Shapiro’s was much longer and highly personal: As a close personal friend and mentee of Andrew Breitbart’s, it saddens me tremendously...(Read Full Post)