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Bloomberg News Promises Not to Investigate Any of Boss’s 2020 Democratic Rivals — Only Trump

Bloomberg News Promises Not to Investigate Any of Boss’s 2020 Democratic Rivals — Only Trump

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,” John Micklethwait wrote in a note to staffers.

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“If other credible journalistic institutions publish investigative work on Mike or the other Democratic candidates, we will either publish those articles in full, or summarize them for our readers — and we will not hide them.”

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 communist party wants to stay in power in China, and they listen to the public,” he said in an interview with PBS “Firing Line” host Margaret Hoover. “Xi Jinping is not a dictator. He has to satisfy his constituents, or he’s not going to survive.”

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Cover image: Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former New York City mayor, eats lunch with Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. after adding his name to the Democratic primary ballot in Little Rock, Arkansas, Nov. 12, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry (REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry)



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