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Breitbart reporter, editor resign over alleged assault by Trump campaign manager

Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields and editor-at-large Ben Shapiro resigned Sunday over the conservative media company's response to a recent incident at a Donald Trump campaign rally in which Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski allegedly yanked Fields to the ground as she tried to ask a question. "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," Fields said.

Shapiro cited the company chairman Steve Bannon's apparent decision to side with Lewandowski, saying Breitbart is becoming "Trump's personal Pravda."

In my opinion, Steve Bannon is a bully, and has sold out Andrew's mission in order to back another bully, Donald Trump; he has shaped the company into Trump's personal Pravda, to the extent that he abandoned and undercut his own reporter, Breitbart News' Michelle Fields, in order to protect Trump's bully campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who allegedly assaulted Michelle. [Ben Shapiro]

Breitbart published a video on Friday shot just moments before the incident allegedly occurred, suggesting it was unclear whether Lewandowski was actually the one who pushed Fields. Trump's campaign has dismissed Fields' accusations as "totally false" despite an eyewitness account and bruises on Fields' arm.