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In a substantial swing from right to left, former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields will now ply her trade at Huffington Post.
Her new assignment?
Donald Trump, of course.
Huffington Post hired Fields to cover the Trump campaign and the Republican Party, according to CNN Money.
“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. “[I am] beyond excited to join one of the biggest names in political journalism.”
Fields resigned from Breitbart News in March after finding herself at the center of a fiery controversy involving Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who grabbed her by the arm as she was asking Trump a question. The incident left noticeable bruising on Fields’ arm and she later filed charges against Lewandowski — prosecutors would later decide not to pursue the case.
She quit after saying the pro-Trump conservative news source did not stand by her during the incident.
Given HuffPo’s track record of disparaging Trump, Fields will not have to worry about her new employer playing favorites with the presumptive GOP presidential nominee — in January, the liberal online news aggregator started appending an editor’s note to all stories about the candidate, calling him “a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther.”
Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim said Fields was “one of the most widely read chroniclers of the conservative movement.”
And while Grim said Fields will be sent to Trump events, he doesn’t expect her to get credentialed, CNN Money reported.
“None of us get credentialed,” Grim said. “I assume that’ll be the case for her.”
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