Bloomberg News Won't Investigate Democratic Candidates For President

Headline Roundup November 26th, 2019

The editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News told staff they will not investigate Michael Bloomberg or any of his rivals in the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination.

The union representing journalists at Bloomberg News condemned the company's decision, and called for it to be rescinded.

Bloomberg News Won't Investigate Democratic Candidates For President

From the Left
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Media Bias, Blomberg News, free speech, freedom of the press

In a memo to staff, the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News told the newsroom that the publication will continue its “tradition of not investigating” its CEO and namesake, Michael Bloomberg, or his family and foundations after he declared his candidacy for president on Sunday.

The head of Bloomberg News, John Micklethwait, said the policy not to investigate will be extended to other candidates in the Democratic primary.

“We cannot treat Mike’s Democratic competitors differently from him,” he said. Micklethwait added that Bloomberg News will decide what to do when other publications...

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From the Center
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Media Bias, Blomberg News, free speech, freedom of the press

The union representing journalists at the Bloomberg industry publication group on Monday condemned the company's decision to bar journalists across the broader Bloomberg organization from investigating Democratic candidates for president.

In a statement released on Twitter, the guild, which represents Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Tax, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg Environment called the company's decision an effort to "silence" the company's reporters.

"We are extremely alarmed by management's decision to silence the journalists we represent at Bloomberg Industry Group, as well as the unrepresented journalists at Bloomberg News," the guild wrote.

"The...

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From the Right
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Back when he was New York’s mayor, Mike Bloomberg routinely feuded with the press over his whereabouts.

He doggedly refused to release his weekend schedule, even if he was traveling out of town, favoring his own privacy over the public’s right to know.

Now, as of Sunday, he’s running for president. But one organization that won’t be covering him aggressively is Bloomberg News.

This is a journalistic giant, churning out 5,000 stories a day, some of them market-moving. Bloomberg News has 2,700 journalists spread across 150 bureaus around the globe,...

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