I originally set this up as a fishing blog, detailing my adventures up here in Northern New York. However one of the other purposes for this site was to allow for some commentary on things going on in the world. One of those things being my disgust for journalistic corruption.
The latest reports are that Ben Shapiro and Michelle Fields have went and terminated their employment with Breitbart News. This does not really come as a shock to me. Mr. Shapiro's volume of work over at Breitbart has been decreasing steadily ever since he got the job as Editor over at Dailywire.com. Miss Fields is famous for falsely accusing a man of sexual assault.
A small part of me kind of wonders if I may have had some part in this happening. As you will no doubt find out, it was this website that first broke the story of Ben Shapiro's conflict of interest. That his employers at Daily Wire's website, the Wilks Brothers, funded a Ted Cruz Super PAC to the tune of 15 million dollars*.
Now if Ben was working directly for Keep The Promise, the Super PAC that got the 15 mil, then naturally I would not have any problem with his anti-Trump diatribes. After all that would be the same as being pissed at Billy Mays for pushing OxyClean. It's your job, I get that. The thing is that Billy never tried to hide the fact that he was trying to sell you laundry soap.
What really upsets me is when someone tries to sell a product (politics can be considered a product if you think about it) all the while masquerading as "opinionated journalism." As I said before it is the same equivalent as Consumer Reports buying a crap ton of GM stock and then telling people that the one car that doesn't suck is a Chevy.
Such actions are outright dishonest. Even if the Dailywire website carried a small banner on the bottom stating who the owners financially supported, then I would have been OK with it, but to lie through omission? That cannot be accepted.
Which brings us to Ben Shapiro and Michelle Fields resigning over the whole Corey Lewandowski incident in Florida. I seriously doubt that Mr. Shapiro and Miss Fields quit their jobs because of some moral commitment to the truth. If that were the case then Mr. Shapiro would have fully disclosed to his audience that his new employers gave 15 million dollars to a political candidate.
It is my belief that (and I will write more on this later) the whole narrative of what they claimed to have happened will in fact fall apart like a pair of $5 sneakers. Although it looks like Gateway Pundit beat me to it:
If #GamerGate has taught us anything it is this: The truth will out.
*You can find this under "Ben Shapiro And The Anti Trump Crowd" which now has 8,556 views so far. I actually contacted Breitbart News a few days ago through their tip line and asked them if they were aware of this. As of now I have not received a response.