White House Revokes Press Pass For “Openly Biased” Bloomberg News
Update (1240ET): Exposing the stunning lack of self-awareness (and engulfing groupthink), Bloomberg’s editor-in-chief has responded to The White House claims:
“The accusation of bias couldn’t be further from the truth. We have covered Donald Trump fairly and in an unbiased way since he became a candidate in 2015 and will continue to do so despite the restrictions imposed by the Trump campaign.”
Nope, nothing to see here…
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Last week, Bloomberg News’ editor-in-chief John Micklethwait announced a controversial decision to the outlet’s 2,700 journalists and analysts. The news agency will still cover polls, policies and how the Bloomberg campaign is doing, however investigative stories on Bloomberg or any other Democratic candidate are now banned; but they will continue to investigate and report on the Trump administration.
As one would expect, this immediately caused uproar among those on the right, but perhaps more notably, the media was very upset with a union representing Bloomberg journalists has demanded that the publication lift its ban on investigating Michael Bloomberg and other 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
Mon, 12/02/2019 – 12:48