Michelle Fields Doubles Down: Breitbart Knew the Truth From The Very Beginning

Former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields repeated her contention Monday night that Breitbart editor Matthew Boyle spoke with Corey Lewandowski on the phone immediately following last week’s “GrabGate” incident.

Fields told Megyn Kelly last night on Fox News’ Kelly File that Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s Campaign manager, admitted that he was the culprit and indicated that an apology would be ensuing.

“They knew the truth from the very beginning,” Fields said. “My editor, as soon as it happened, had spoken to Corey. He said Corey had admitted to it and I was getting an apology so I stayed quiet – I wasn’t going to make a big deal about it. ‘Look, it’s bruises – whatever. It’s fine,’ I thought. ‘I’m not going to make a big deal.’ But that didn’t happen, instead, they embarked on this smear campaign against me!”

Fields continued, “my company knew the truth and they sided with Donald Trump.”

She also alleged that Boyle had tried to put a positive spin on the imbroglio because it meant that Breitbart would get more access to the Trump campaign as a result.

“Matthew Boyle said ‘don’t worry, this is going to be great because Donald Trump is going to give us so many exclusives now, because they’re going to feel like they have to do it because of what they did,'” Fields explained. “This is how my company was looking at this – instead of saying, wow what happened, we’ll defend you, they were thinking this was a good thing because they would have more access to Donald Trump.”

Kelly noted that Breitbart released text messages between Lewindowski and Breitbart editor Matthew Boyle that indicated that they never spoke on the phone. (I would love to see their phone records, myself.)

Fields answered, “let’s see if what he says if God forbid we go to court, we’re subpoenaed and have to testify under oath.”


Kurt Bardell, CNN: Why I quit over Breitbart and the Trump campaign

Loyalty is a two-way street. No one would begrudge Breitbart for standing behind its reporter. Even if the entire incident unfolded as a misunderstanding, there would be zero blowback from anyone in the press for Breitbart taking a position supporting one of its own.

So why didn’t Breitbart?

Because its alignment with Trump has created a massive conflict of interest that has finally erupted into the public view.

As published by Breitbart News, political editor Matthew Boyle exchanged a few text messages with Lewandowski in the immediate aftermath of the Fields incident where Boyle himself reveals a bias toward the Trump campaign, writing, “K I wanna make sure that this doesn’t turn into a big story. It sounds to me like it was a misunderstanding.”

That is the lens with which Breitbart has viewed this incident from the very beginning, and underscores the inherent doubt it had for Fields’ account. It clearly very much wanted Lewandowski to be exonerated and for Fields to be guilty of making up some perverse hoax.

As I said on CNN with Don Lemon, the idea that Breitbart fully supported Fields is a lie. It just isn’t true.

As the story unfolded, Breitbart became obsessed with uncovering any type of “evidence” that could disprove Fields’ account, or at the very least, create a certain amount of reasonable doubt.

That’s right.

A news organization was working to undermine one of its own reporters. For me, this was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. Breitbart had abandoned its own reporter and did so with the objective to protect Trump’s campaign.

PJ Media: Breitbart Exodus: Two More Employees Bail:

Two more Breitbart News employees announced their resignations on Monday, joining Ben Shapiro, his father David Shapiro, and Michelle Fields, who tendered their resignations on Sunday night. Former Breitbart spokesman Kurt Bardella also resigned last week. On Monday afternoon, Breitbart’s Jordan Schachtel and Jarrett Stepman announced their resignations, bringing the total number of staffers who have bolted from the organization to six. Schachtel said in a statement, “The company no longer resembles the ideals that inspired me to start writing for them three years ago.” He attacked the website’s consistent support for Republican front-runner Donald Trump as a central reason for his departure, saying, “Some of us have been fighting behind the scenes against the party-line Trump propaganda for some time, but without any success, unfortunately.”

Breitbart News is no longer a journalistic enterprise, but instead, in my opinion, something resembling an unaffiliated media Super PAC for the Trump campaign. I signed my contract to work as a journalist, not as a member of the Donald J. Trump for President media network. As recent events have proven, there is no longer a point in trying to reform the company from within, so I must step aside with my dignity intact.

Stepman repeated the same theme in his statement:

Breitbart News has always been about being a grassroots, conservative publication, but in my opinion we are working with or perhaps even taking direction from a presidential campaign, which is unacceptable journalistic behavior. I believe Breitbart News is becoming less of a news site and more of a propaganda organization dedicated to the Trump campaign.

Politico: Breitbart sends ‘cease and desist’ letters to former staffers:

Breitbart is getting litigious.

The company sent out cease and desist letters to some of the employees who left the company in the past week, multiple sources with knowledge of the letters told POLITICO. Six staffers resigned in the past few days, citing the aftermath of how the site handled one of its reporters, Michelle Fields, accusing Donald Trump’s campaign manager of strong-arming her as she tried to ask the candidate’s attention.

Several of the now former employees issued scathing statements about the company as part of their resignations, and some have given interviews on television and in major newspapers.



I’ve been neglecting my primary blog, today,  because I’ve been busy posting at The Conversation. It’s a busy news day, plus – as you can imagine, as March 1 is the one year anniversary of Andrew Breitbart’s death, all of the Breitbart bloggers are remembering him in their own special ways.

Here’s my contribution:

In a few weeks many of us are going to CPAC, and there will be no funny, fiery, fabulous Andrew Breitbart to rally the conservative troops. No gregarious Andrew visiting the bloggers lounge to give us a pep talk  and pose for pictures with the bloggers, etc. I can’t tell you how sad it makes me that our “pied piper” (his words) will be absent at CPAC 2013. There have been many moments throughout the past year that I’ve felt that pang  – “Oh if only Andrew Breitbart were alive”, but in a few weeks I know it’s going to be especially raw…

From 2009 – 3/2012, whenever I saw a political speech at a conservative conference or event –  Andrew’s was always my favorite. Always. I hung on every word from this extraordinary, one in a million man. I posted so many his videos at my blog over the years, I started a category just for him.

At his wake, last year in Washington DC, Neil W. McCabe of Human Events said something I thought was very insightful:

For so many years, he toiled in the shadows as one of the most influential people in the media that nobody knew. Then for a few years…. he burned like this –  flame – just showing us what to do and how to do it…”

Head to The Conversation for more memories and tributes.

Announcing Breitbart’s “The Conversation”


CPAC, Feb 2012 with Andrew Bretibart

I’ve been keeping something from my dear readers for weeks, and was about to burst. Finally, the secret can be told!

On Wednesday of this week, Breitbart News will be launching a new feature/vertical on our website called “The Conversation.” Look for it in the navigation bar.

The Conversation will be a place where our readers can watch an ongoing dialogue amongst a select group of thought leaders that includes Ace of Spades, Iowahawk, David Webb, Shark Tank, DocZero, Nice Deb, Jerome Hudson, Lisa De Pasquale, William A. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection, and Adam Baldwin, along with John Nolte, Ben Shapiro, Larry O’Connor, Sonnie Johnson, Liberty Chick, Jon David Kahn, as well as other writers and contributors from Breitbart News.

Also, look for regular guest contributors stopping by—there are sure to be some nice surprises, and we fully expect the roster to expand and evolve—incorporating more friends and more leading voices from inside and outside the company.

When we first sat down to redesign the website, The Conversation was always a central part of Andrew Breitbart’s vision. He loved dialogue and the free flow of ideas. He loved conversation and was a always a fierce proponent of more voices, not fewer—so don’t be surprised to read some alternative political views. Andrew also envisioned a place where bloggers and citizen journalists who might not have another way of conversing, interacting, and reacting publicly with each other, could do so in one central location.

Yes, you read right. Nice Deb has joined the Breitbart team. I can’t tell you how proud and honored I feel to be part of the late great Andrew Breitbart’s vision – and in such great company. Some of us have been talking to each other on the site for the past week – although it’s not yet public.  I can promise you one thing –  The Conversation will never be dull.

I will continue to blog here, at Nice Deb, as always. The idea behind The Conversation, is to keep the posts short and casual – longer than a tweet, but shorter than a full length post, so I don’t see it eating up too much of my time.

Rep. Moran’s Son Likely a Victim of Right Wing False Flag Operation


Pat Moran, victim of the right-wing smear machine.

/Channeling Left-wing blogger, Marcy Wheeler of “Emptywheel”….

Rethuglicans are at it again, smearing a good man’s name for their own political ends. One of the teabagging ringleaders, the execrable Jeff Quinton, “reported” this slanderous drivel, earlier today:

Rep. Moran’s son pleads guilty to assaulting girlfriend

When we last heard from Patrick Moran, son of Rep. Jim Moran, he was on video describing how to commit voter fraud. He later resigned from his father’s campaign over the video.

Today, the Washington City Paper reports:

Moran and his girlfriend were fighting outside 14th St. bar The Getaway around 1:23 a.m. on Dec. 1, according to a police report, over Moran talking to another woman at the bar. Suddenly, Moran allegedly slammed his girlfriend’s head into the bar’s metal trash can cage.

After the attack, police described Moran’s girlfriend as “bleeding heavily from her nose nose and also observed that her nose and right eye were extremely swollen.” One of the ambulance technicians who transported her to Howard University Hospital told police that Moran appeared to have broken her nose and given her a skull fracture under her right eye.

When I saw this story–claiming that a “violent Moran” beat his girlfriend’s face in –I knew right away it was likely a false flag.

Exhibit A. “The last we heard from Patrick Moran”, he was being railroaded by Lee Stranahan’s buddy, the right wing con artist, James O’Keefe of Project something or other, in a heavily edited video that supposedly proved Moran was engaging in election fraud, but proved nothing of the sort. It was another completely discredited Breitbot hoax.

Exhibit B. Stranahan works for Breitbart, need I say more?

Exhibit C. Adding to the barrage of deceptive lies is the notorious, tip jar rattling grifter, RS McCain, a proven racist, who’s well known for reporting things that are not true.

Exhibit D. A source from the bar says that unknown persons wearing patriotic tea-bag type garb entered the bar, and deliberately provoked the peaceful Moran, causing him to take a few swings in their direction. According to the source, Moran’s fist missed its mark and in the confusion, he ended up slamming his girlfriend into the trash can cage. The teabaggers left the bar before police and paramedics got to the scene.

Exhibit E. A video of the source telling his story at the local Progressives for Progress office, has been posted onYouTube.

It appears the KochBots just staged another false flag!!!11!

Linked by Michelle Malkin, and Doug Ross, and Flopping Aces, thanks!

Breitbart Is Here Tribute Video

A beautiful tribute to the late great, Andrew Breitbart, our fearless leader in the war against the institutional left; written and performed by Chris Cassone. Video by BigFurHat.

The footage of the bloggers were taken at BlogCon Charlotte,last weekend. I make an appearance toward the end – 4:20.

I couldn’t make myself smile.



Obama Pal, Bill Ayers: ‘Revolution’ Needed To Stop ‘White Supremacy’


Breitbart TV has released yet another damaging video that shows one of Obama’s radical buddies talking about “white supremacy”. Video here.

In answer to an interviewer’s question about the white racist power structure, Ayers, replied:

“I mean, I think the people who practice white supremacy and who benefit from it are going to have to be stopped. And I think that’s a huge undertaking and I think it takes a revolution.”

It sorta fits in with the Derrick Bell, Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright Marxist CRT world view that some would argue our current President shares.

But wait – “Bill Ayers was just someone from Obama’s neighborhood, with whom he occasionally crossed paths, and who did despicable things when Obama was only eight years old. Why does it matter what Bill Ayers says. That’s just guilt by association!”, the Media Matters/Fight the Smears/Attack Watch argument goes.

Because the American people would rightly reject a Presidential candidate who was close family friends with an unrepentant domestic terrorist, and “small c communist”.

Never mind the fact that his political career was launched in Bill Ayers’ living room. Never mind the fact that they served on two boards together, The Woods Fund, and The Annenberg Project (where they funneled money to radical, left wing projects)…Never mind the fact that it’s now almost beyond dispute that Ayers  wrote Obama’s book, Dreams From My Father.

When was Obama ever “family friends” with the unrepentant terrorist?

Who ever said that?

How about …the unrepentant terrorist, himself, shortly after the 2008 election, as the Chicago Tribune reported:

In a new afterword to his 2001 book, Bill Ayers, former leader of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground, describes President-elect Barack Obama as a “family friend” and denies he wished his group had set off more bombs in the 1960s.

Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, adds few new details about his relationship with Obama in the afterword to Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Anti-War Activist. The book is being reissued this month.

“We had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends

But right-wing commentators tried to use those connections to smear Obama, he says.

Within 24 hours, Ayers was furiously back-peddling, adjusting his story to something more in line with what the Obama camp had been saying all year:

“I’m talking there about the fact that I became an issue unwittingly and unwillingly in the campaign and I decided that I didn’t want to answer any of it at that moment because it was such a profoundly dishonest narrative, but…I’m describing there, uh, how the blogosphere characterized the relationship. I would say…uh…really that we knew each other in a professional way, uh, again, on the same level as thousands of other people … uh, and I am a guy from around the neighborhood, incidentally.”

It must have been very painful for Ayers to have to disavow their friendship because he couldn’t resist that little jab at Obama, there – uh, and I am a guy from around the neighborhood, incidentally.”  Which is exactly how his craven former friend had described their acquaintance to inquiring reporters.

I think we can all admit it, now, right?  Bill and Bernardine were close enough to the Obamas that they were trusted to babysit the Obama girls.

After all, they hold the same poisonous, Marxist, revolutionary, CRT world view.

Dig it.


A  blast from the past that has disturbing foreign policy implications we see panning out, today: Obama’s Stealth Socialism.