Last month, Bloomberg News’ editor-in-chief released a statement regarding how the organization will cover the candidacy of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and jaws hit the floor. Bloomberg said it would “continue our tradition of not investigating Mike” and extend the same courtesy to all of the other Democratic campaigns.
But what about President Trump? “For the moment, our P&I team will continue to investigate the Trump administration, as the government of the day.”
As Twitchy reported earlier, the Trump campaign responded to that policy by announcing it would no longer credential Bloomberg News for events. A lot of conservatives applauded that move, but the New York Times’ executive editor, Dean Baquet, “condemned” it.
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) December 2, 2019
“We condemn any action that keeps quality news media from reporting fairly and accurately on the presidency and the leadership of the country,” he wrote. But how does that stop Bloomberg News from reporting on the Democratic candidates? Mike Bloomberg will be out of the race soon enough, anyway, so it’s not like they have to worry about the appearance of bias for too long.
Trump did the right thing on this one.
— John Cereghin (@Pilgrimway) December 2, 2019
Amazing. But Bloomberg news publicly stating they will not report on the democratic candidates is……right?
"We all want free press as long as it's against Bad Orange Man!" – NYT
— Mommar (@MisterCommodity) December 2, 2019
By this standard, @deanbaquet should condemn Bloomberg "News" for refusing to investigate any Democrat running, not the Trump campaign for refusing to allow itself to be treated differently. https://t.co/pw93SIV5LV
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) December 2, 2019
Makes you wonder if ownership sometimes directs NYT to produce one-sided coverage https://t.co/4PzXPn3lOK
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) December 2, 2019
What about reporting fairly and accurately on those RUNNING for the presidency and the leadership of the country?
— Dan Goldwasser (@dgoldwas) December 2, 2019
They're not news media when it comes to the presidential campaign. By their own admission.
— Plàya Manhattan (@PlayaManhattan) December 2, 2019
Oh no. Never mind. He's perfect for running the @nytimes
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) December 2, 2019
I've never seen so many self-righteous people in one industry as I have journalists the last few years.
And they're getting worse as time goes by.
— John Bethel (@johnbethel) December 2, 2019
Bloomberg has made clear they are a political organization rather than even handed journalists going wherever the evidence leads. Accordingly I have no issue with denying them access. At least the other leftist outlets pretend to be unbiased and pretend to investigate everybody.
— Kristin Gales (@KristinGales) December 2, 2019
But….they're not a news organization if they're systematically excluding from coverage certain portions of the news. And they certainly can't be "fair" or "accurate" doing so.
— John Gray (@JTAG32) December 2, 2019
The problem with this take is that Bloomberg publicly admitted they weren't going to cover the election fairly…
— Frost Fangs (@frostfangs2) December 2, 2019
It sounds more like they're pointing out why Bloomberg should be held responsible for such a bad decision.
— Esotologist (@esotologist) December 2, 2019
Don't like Trump, but if they aren't investigating any democratic candidates, they shouldn't be investigating trump either.
— Matthew Chertkow (@ChertkowMatthew) December 2, 2019
After Bloomberg news openly said they will not investigate Bloomberg himself or any 2020 Democrats. These people are frauds.
— скйлер (@Skyl3r26) December 2, 2019
His organization is refusing to cover the Democrats in an honest unbiased manner. It no longer qualifies as a news org.
— Alyson Frost (@AlysonJFrost) December 2, 2019
Except Bloomberg already made it clear they were not planning on covering all the candidates for President. Doesn't really sound like a news organization to me.
— Chris Cornwell (@jccornwell) December 2, 2019
did he condemn Bloomberg News' decision to not do their job?
— bucs2829 (@bucs2829) December 2, 2019
He's not doing his.
— DramaQueenie (@klrwriter) December 2, 2019
It's not "reporting" when your boss is running for office and you've already announced your going to be biased. There's no reason Trump should let in political opponents.
— Jack Baez (@NotreDameFan27) December 2, 2019
— Fredo Ocasio Stelter (@Hillarysserver) December 2, 2019
Who cares what Baquet says…no one. Bloomberg News is a disgrace to journalism. Deciding to ignore investigating ALL Democrat candidates but approve investigating @realDonaldTrump is beyond the pale. pic.twitter.com/2lNr4KF6v9
— Judith Lankau (@judith_lankau) December 2, 2019
Is this a joke?
— SurlyRants (@SurlyRants) December 2, 2019
Bloomberg said they weren't going to report 'accurately and fairly' so this is a lie. Maybe NYT should get its credentials revoked, too, if they can't accurately and fairly report on the real situation.
— Athena (@1trueathena) December 2, 2019
Bloomberg openly stated they will not report on or investigate one of his Democratic Party opponents.
— Jim (@Ifitsthisname) December 2, 2019
Bloomberg News admitted they were no longer a news organization- so how can anyone criticize trump for pulling their credentials.
Frankly, the NY Times should admit that they also are no longer a news organization & only propagandists for Democrats.
— Braden-Plorable (@BraderGatorNYC) December 2, 2019
Now do Bloomberg News' refusal to cover their boss and the Democrat primary candidates.
The days of there being a set of rules for Democrats and a set of rules for Republicans are over.
— King Haggard (@Kyng_Haggard) December 2, 2019
— Tracey (@TraceyLeigh02) December 2, 2019
Stunning and brave
— listen, the snow is falling (@WiltonRt7) December 2, 2019
It’s not easy to destroy a brand as solid as the NYT’s but Baquet somehow did it.
— Evets 🥅 (@TheofficialGump) December 2, 2019
OUCH! Trump has a scoop for Bloomberg News after their statement about not investigating 2020 Dems https://t.co/7qOtipcYQZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 2, 2019