‘Our tradition’ of WHAT? Bloomberg News’ statement on how it will cover Mike Bloomberg’s candidacy leaves jaws on the floor
Bloomberg News’ editor-in-chief released a statement regarding how the organization will cover the candidacy of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
And it’s a doozy.
Just in: Extraordinary statement from Bloomberg News Editor-In-Chief John Micklethwait about Bloomberg’s coverage plans of Mike Bloomberg’s candidacy: Bloomberg Editorial board suspended, no “investigation” of Mike, his family or foundation: pic.twitter.com/afjsHDQg0d
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) November 24, 2019
“We will continue our tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation) and we will extend this same policy his rivals in the Democratic primaries.”
“For the moment, our P&I team will continue to investigate the Trump administration, as the government of the day.”
Wowsers. Bloomberg News will not be investigating Bloomberg or any Democrat in the primary and senior members of the editorial board are joining his campaign: https://t.co/u0rxLGZAWZ
— Amanda Becker (@AmandaBecker) November 24, 2019
There is a lot to unpack in this sentence: “We will continue our tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation) and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic primaries.” https://t.co/vvTYyly4NQ
— Barbara Rodriguez (@bcrodriguez) November 24, 2019
This is such garbage. https://t.co/JQHY6fua7u
— Adam Ganucheau (@GanucheauAdam) November 24, 2019
Refusing to investigate any Democratic candidates to maintain neutrality in your boss’ vanity run is just Bloombergian perfection https://t.co/Ub5srpcPfU
— Jonathan M. Katz✍🏻 (@KatzOnEarth) November 24, 2019
This is…messy https://t.co/xZEAkGScdE
— Tim Stenovec (@timsteno) November 24, 2019
To say the least.
Um. So Bloomberg will not investigate Bloomberg or his Democratic presidential opponents. What will it do with Trump? And this is supposed assuage American readers' concerns about a biased media, how? https://t.co/WQvl7KFlUN
— Christopher D. White (@ZanderKelly30) November 24, 2019
The statement is quite something.