REPORT: Former Bloomberg editor says the news organization should cover Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 bid ‘aggressively’

DECEMBER 1, 2019

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New York (CNN Business) — Kathy Kiely left Bloomberg News in 2016 over the organization’s strategy for covering its owner, Michael Bloomberg, as he was considering a bid for president.

These days, the former Bloomberg Washington news director said she feels like she’s living in the movie “Groundhog Day.”

The article goes on to state the following:

Bloomberg last week joined the pool of Democratic candidates challenging President Donald Trump in 2020. Soon after his announcement, Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait released a memo saying the news organization would continue to report on the 2020 campaign, but would not “investigate” Bloomberg or his Democratic primary rivals.

“We will continue our tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation) and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic primaries. We cannot treat Mike’s Democratic competitors differently from him,” Micklethwait wrote.

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