Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and the victimized media

During the Republican primary in 2016, Michelle Fields, a reporter for Breitbart News at the time, filed assault charges against Trump’s then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski because he tugged her arm at a press conference.

She published a story that began, “I never wanted to be part of the story.” Then she swiftly updated her to-be-published book to include a chapter on the Lewandowski incident, posed for glamour shots in Vanity Fair, and gave an on-camera interview to ABC News.

In the age of Trump, it’s acceptable for reporters to claim they “never wanted to be part of the story,” while waiting in a green room to go on TV and talk about themselves.