Bloomberg News recently announced that it would not investigate its founder, Michael Bloomberg, who has officially entered the 2020 presidential race. The supposedly independent news outlet also stated that it would not investigate any of the contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination, but would, however, continue to aggressively investigate President Trump.
John Micklethwait, the outlet’s editor in chief, wrote a memo to staffers in which he stated: “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.” He added, “For the moment, our P & I team will continue to investigate the Trump administration.”
Yes, BN must extend the courtesy of non-investigation to “Mike’s” competitors, but not to the President of the United States, of course. (Or to Republicans in general, obviously).
Media bias? Perish the thought! All media outlets are as honest as the day is long. (Is that a day in the Northern Hemisphere in the winter?). I don’t know why so many are skeptical of the news that is proffered to them. I can’t imagine how President Trump can think there is such a thing as “fake news.”
The mainstream media, whether in Europe, Israel, Australia, Canada, or the United States, is largely composed of people so ideologically—I would say “Ideoillogically”—blinded to truth and reason that it simply can no longer be trusted to deliver unbiased news. In most cases, it no longer tries to do so. And now it doesn’t even bother trying to hide that fact… ironically, often the only fact it doesn’t attempt to obscure.