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.
This idea that Bloomberg News will investigate Trump but not Democrats seems... problematic https://t.co/Zc7k91u9qJ— Blake News (@blakehounshell) November 24, 2019
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.
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.