Hell hath no fury like a reporter seeking attention.
On Sunday, former Brietbart reporter Michelle Fields spoke to CNN’s Brian Stelter about charges against Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski being dropped, despite video that showed Lewandowski pushing her out of the way. Fields seemd to remain in a huff.
One needs to be made clear here is that there is bumping and pushing amongst the media around high profile people all the time.
This reminds me of a few incidents. In Washington DC, I once hired a photographer to snap pictures of then-Federal Reserve president Ben Bernanke at a conference. I wanted pictures of Bernanke walking into the room and showed the photographer the angle I wanted befroe Bernanke entered the room.
I noticed the large number of photographers in the room and said to him, "You are going to have to be aggressive. All these other photographers are going to want to take pictures. They are going to push."
Bernanle walked into the room and the young kid came over to me after Bernanke had passed. His glasses were knocked off kilter. He said to me, "Boy, they really push." He didn't get any pictures.
In New York City many years ago, I was passing by the Palace hotel with a woman. There was quite a commotion outside. There were police and secret service agaents and then out from the hotel walked then-Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres. The gal I was with stepped into the middle of the sidewalk to get a better look, but Peres turned in our direction with his entourage. A secret service agent just slammed her to the side.
If Michelle Fields has never before been bumped or pushed while covering a politician or government leader, she doesn't do her job very well.
In his 1977 book, The Camera Never Blinks: Adventures of a TV Journalist, Dan Rather recounts the time early in his career when Barbra Walters, in high heels, purposely stepped on his foot to gain an advantage in a press mob.
Bringing charges against Lewandowski for pushing her is absurd.