Michelle Fields, the former Breitbart reporter who invoked a storm of controversies against Donald Trump and brought charges of battery against his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, found herself a new job that will keep her in close contact with Trump's campaign.
Fields, along with some other staff members, left the Breitbart network earlier this year after the management decided not to back Fields’ accusations of Lewandowski manhandling her at a campaign event. Senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak even ordered other staffers to stop defending their colleague and reportedly threatened some with termination.
“I can’t stand with an organization that won’t stand by me,” Fields wrote on Twitter at the time.
Now, she is going to cover the presumptive GOP nominee and his campaign once again, thanks to The Huffington Post.
In a dramatic (but not so shocking) turn of event, Fields told CNN about her appointment at the liberal-leaning publication a day before she is set to start work.
“After the tumultuous events of the last few months, I am ready to get back to writing and reporting on what is without question the most bizarrely fascinating presidential race of my lifetime (and, perhaps, any lifetime),” Fields said in a statement on Sunday. “[I am] beyond excited to join one of the biggest names in political journalism.”
Moreover, The Huffington Post’s Washington bureau chief, Ryan Grim, called the journalist “one of the most widely read chroniclers of the conservative movement.”
Meanwhile, Patrick Howley, a disgruntled former colleague who tried to smear Fields at the start of the controversy, took to social media to mock the reporter right after the news of her new job surface the internet.
Congratulations to Michelle Fields for joining The Huffington Post. Right where she should be. Maybe she will break a story sometime?— Patrick Howley (@PatrickHowleyDC) May 23, 2016
He went as far as to mention Jamie Weinstein, senior editor for Daily Caller and Field’s fiancé, in one of his tweets.
Now Jamie Weinstein can give Michelle Fields tips for HuffPo from inside the pro-Clinton effort. It amuses me how this all turned out...— Patrick Howley (@PatrickHowleyDC) May 23, 2016
Weinstein hit back shortly and the interaction soon turned into a length online rant, which ended with Weinstein ending the conversation by questioning Howley’s mental stability.
Area eccentric who literally once wrote a story about masturbating to Ellen Page lectures others on journalism https://t.co/PUUeYMlDyZ— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) May 23, 2016
From horrible experience of working with him, I always knew @Jamie_Weinstein was too dumb + vain to ever take me on head-on and win. True.— Patrick Howley (@PatrickHowleyDC) May 23, 2016
lol. Have a nice night Howley. https://t.co/IuDHdPKjhN— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) May 23, 2016
. @Jamie_Weinstein is a dishonest back-stabber, a crap writer, a lazy trust-funder, and an Establishment water boy. Glad he's with Clinton— Patrick Howley (@PatrickHowleyDC) May 23, 2016
Why did Daily Caller give @Jamie_Weinstein editor power when he clearly doesn't give half a crap about that company, or about journalism?— Patrick Howley (@PatrickHowleyDC) May 23, 2016
Here we go. This will go on for about 5 hrs. Soon we'll get to blaming me for the Iraq war.He's a stable human being https://t.co/SRhhFHlsTh— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) May 23, 2016