–  Accuracy in Media

Sixteen conservative female members of the media have issued an open letter demanding that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump fire campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after he was charged with simple battery against former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields.

Here’s the release:

Female Media Members Ask Trump Campaign to Fire Corey Lewandowski 

Sixteen signatories respond to the “inexcusable, unprofessional” behavior of campaign manager

The press is to have an adversarial, yet civil approach to those in, or running, for elected office. Never in this line of work is it acceptable to respond to reasonable and legitimate questioning with use of physical force. The photographs, audio, videos, and witness accounts documenting the treatment of Michelle Fields by Corey Lewandoswki, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, are inexcusable and unprofessional. Donald Trump should immediately remove Lewandowski from his campaign. The Trump campaign has stated that Lewandowski will not be fired even if convicted, however unlike the Trump campaign, we believe in making a statement on the record to clearly highlight the difference between right and wrong.



Dana Loesch, Radio America, Blaze TV, @dloesch

Katie Pavlich, Townhall, Fox News, @KatiePavlich

Meghan McCain, America Now Radio, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Fox News, @MeghanMcCain

S.E. Cupp, NY Daily News, Glamour Magazine, CNN, @secupp

Mary Katherine Ham, CNN, The Federalist, @mkhammer

Christine Rosen, The New Atlantis, Commentary Magazine

Christina Hoff Sommers, The American Enterprise Institute, @CHSommers

Bethany Mandel, The Federalist, Acculturated, @bethanyshondark

Emily Zanotti, American Spectator, @emzanotti

Elisha Krauss, Radio Co-Host, AM 870 The Answer, @ElishaKrauss

Karol Markowicz, NY Post Opinion, @karol

Kirsten Soltis Anderson, Kolumns withDC Examiner, @KSoltisAnderson

Mona Charen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center (not Institute), Creators Syndicate, @monacharenEPPC 

Sarah Rumpf, Freelance journalist, @rumpfshaker

Brooke Rogers, National Review, @BrookAnglnRogrs

Mary Chastain, Breitbart News, @mchastain81

Trump has vigorously defended Lewandowski and called into question the video evidence of the altercation, only adding to the perception that he treats women poorly.

While I am no Trump fan, it isn’t clear to me from the videos that I’ve seen that the incident occurred exactly as Fields has described it. Reporters know that when covering a candidate, there is a good chance that there will be a lot of jostling around, especially when the candidate is on the move. That was the case with Trump in this incident, and the campaign staff has a duty to protect their employer.

Even though I personally know many of the above named signers and respect their right to voice their opinions about the Lewandowski situation, I think that by sending this letter out they have only contributed to the media sideshow that has engulfed the presidential campaign.

This article is republished with permission from our friends at Accuracy in Media.