Bloomberg News Pledges not to Investigate Opponents Except Trump

Michael Bloomberg officially has joined the 2020 presidential race and in doing so his news organization, Bloomberg News, has pledged to not investigate any of his Democrat opponents. They will continue to investigate President Trump.

According to The Daily Caller:

Bloomberg News won’t conduct investigative reporting on any of the Democratic presidential candidates, the outlet’s editor-in-chief announced Sunday.

The announcement followed Michael Bloomberg’s official campaign launch Sunday. “We will continue our tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and his foundation) and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic primaries,” editor-in-chief John Micklethwait wrote in a note to staffers.


For the time being, the news outlet “will continue to investigate the Trump administration, as the government of the day,” Micklethwait added. He also revealed that two of Bloomberg News’ top opinion editors, Tim O’Brien and David Shipley, will be joining their boss’s campaign.

Bloomberg in September defended Chinese dictator Xi Jinping, who the billionaire said isn’t actually a dictator.

The media has always held an anti-Trump bias but the decision to continue to investigate Trump while ignoring the Democrats takes this to a whole new level.

Another key point is the logic used here. President Trump is under investigation for “investigating a political” opponent who has not won a primary to face him. Bloomberg will only consider Trump a political opponent, which means not investigating him, should he get out of the primary and face him.

By this logic, Biden wouldn’t become Trump’s political opponent until he is the official Democrat presidential nominee.

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