And just when you thought the controversy over that garbage article in Bloomberg Law couldn’t get any worse, it got worse.
The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple got ahold of an internal memo where a Bloomberg Law editor told staffers to not share their article about Leif Olson getting his job back. When have you heard of a media company wanting fewer people to read an article?
In an internal email, a Bloomberg Law editor asked staffers not to tweet a story about Leif Olson: https://t.co/Wh9lU5kCwd
— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) September 6, 2019
Here’s the text of the email:
—@ErikWemple got his hands on that email instructing Bloomberg Law staffers to "not tweet out" story about Leif Olson being reinstated by Labor Department: "And really, please do not tweet even generally about Leif Olson coming back to the department…" https://t.co/UdxUm5zXFk pic.twitter.com/zAO9dT4WoR
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 6, 2019
Did Bloomberg Law think this wouldn’t leak?
Keeps getting worse: "really, please do not tweet even generally about Leif Olson coming back to the department, or engage with anyone on social media about it. That is only likely to invite more twitter-rage." https://t.co/eeUBxbBImW
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) September 6, 2019
Simply astonishing. https://t.co/KLSv8KS9Vu
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) September 6, 2019
And now there will be even more questions for these editors:
A lot of questions now https://t.co/B9VLHMtL04
— Seth Frantzman (@sfrantzman) September 6, 2019
Inquiring minds want to know:
Was Penn or his editors reprimanded at least? It’d be weird to have a “no tweeting about this complete embarrassment to our org” emails with no consequences for those who caused the embarrassment https://t.co/noCppAnesN
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) September 6, 2019
The editors at @BLaw who allowed @BenjaminPenn to try to destroy a conservative through a false and erroneous report are @palbergo and @KarenErtel. Even now they will neither apologize nor retract that fake story.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 6, 2019
Raise your hand if you knew this before the garbage piece:
Gee, who know Bloomberg News was garbage?
Oh, that's right. 🙋♂️
— RBe (@RBPundit) September 6, 2019