Guest post by Joe Hoft
During the 2016 election, Ben Shapiro sided with Michelle Fields in her bogus accusations that Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski abused her at a campaign event.
Yesterday Shapiro sided with abuser Jim Acosta from CNN. What is wrong with Ben’s abuse barometer?
Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields made headlines in 2016 when she claimed Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski grabbed her and threw her down on the ground at a Jupiter, Florida Trump campaign victory speech.
Video proved that Fields exaggerated the story for some strange reason.
The Gateway Pundit’s Kristinn Taylor was in the room at the time and did not see the incident in question. He was the last reporter to film Corey closing up the event with reporters.
— Kristinn Taylor (@KristinnFR) March 9, 2016
Then Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields filed criminal assault charges with Jupiter, Florida police against Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski several days after the incident. Fields claimed she suffered a slight bruise when Lewandowski “intentionally” assaulted her.
Video released showed a fragmented version of Lewandowski walking past Fields.
(Lewandowski is in the blue shirt. Fields is in the white suit.)
Different angle of Michelle Fields, Ben Terris and Corey Lewandowski. pic.twitter.com/bw3uYfHbKY
— Jeremy Art (@cspanJeremy) March 11, 2016
Another video was eventually released that showed Lewandowski walking past Fields. No contact was made. She didn’t even flinch.
Jim Hoft, the Gateway Pundit, spoke with Corey Lewandowski at the time who cautioned the anti-Trump crowd from pushing this story further.
Within hours of the incident Michelle Fields and Ben Shapiro resigned from Breitbart. Shapiro was upset that Breitbart did not take the sham story seriously enough.
Flimsy charges against Lewandowski were later dropped by a liberal judge.
Yesterday at a press conference CNN’s Jim Acosta hit a young woman staffer who attempted to take the microphone out of Acosta’s hand. This was while Acosta was screaming at the US President.
This too was captured on camera –
Cameras don’t lie but liars use cameras to lie. Your camera somehow missed this: pic.twitter.com/FxhClVFWwU
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) November 8, 2018
But for some strange reason Ben Shapiro stood up for Jim Acosta from CNN. Corey Lewandowski challenged Shapiro for his hypocrisy –
.@benshapiro clearly didn’t see what happened. Why would he let the facts get in the way. What @SHSanders45 wrote is exactly what happened. Guess it’s okay when it’s a “Memeber of the Club” #Hypocrite https://t.co/fnq40QwADH
— Corey R. Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) November 8, 2018
Party elites say Ben Shapiro is the next voice of the conservative movement.
It is interesting that Ben continues to take side with those attacking the Trump administration?