PIERS MORGAN: MICHELLE FIELDS IS “BEING A BIG WUSS”
Remember Piers Morgan?
We do … he’s the liberal British journalist who unsuccessfully attempted to boost his sagging cable television ratings by declaring a war on guns three years ago.
It didn’t work …
Morgan’s show on CNN was canceled and we’ve scarcely heard from him since … until now.
In a column posted in The (U.K.) Daily Mail, Morgan is ripping former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields for her pursuit of battery charges against Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager for current “Republican” presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
Lewandowski was arrested this week on those charges.
What did he do to Fields?
Take a look …
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According to Morgan, Fields is “being a big wuss” about the incident.
Journalism’s a rough old game. You dish it out, you have to take it.
But this debate boils down to this: if a male reporter cried ‘battery’ after such a trivial incident, he’d be an absolute laughing stock.
Why should a female reporter be taken any more seriously?
By making such a grotesque mountain of such a tiny molehill, Michelle Fields has embarrassed herself and let down her profession.
Toughen up, young lady – or choose a different job.
Morgan went on to note that “some of the toughest journalists in America are women.”
“Would Barbara Walters, Katie Couric or Diane Sawyer have pressed charges if they’d been in Ms. Fields’ position?” he added. “Of course they wouldn’t. They’d have all brushed off Lewandowski’s obstruction and chased back after Trump to try and fire more questions at him. That’s what real reporters do. They don’t take no for an answer.”
Anyway, while you ponder Morgan’s basic question (i.e. what would have happened if a male reporter had filed charges related to this incident) consider this, too: What would have happened if a conservative commentator had offered similar criticism of Fields?
To be clear: We don’t think Lewandowski has handled this matter well at all. He responded to Fields’ original allegations by claiming he “never touched (her)” and in fact had “never even met (her).”
Obviously that wasn’t true …
Oh well. It will be interesting to see how this case unfolds. Sort of like the case involving Ted Cruz‘s alleged mistresses.
Clearly America has nothing else to worry about at the moment … right?
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