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Trump Campaign Banishes Bloomberg News But Why Not CNN?
DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon

Posted on 12/03/2019 8:00:49 AM PST by EyesOfTX

Good move. Now do CNN and the New York Times and the Washington Post and… – Trump Campaign Chairman Brad Parscale announced on Monday that the campaign would no longer be offering press credentials to anyone representing Bloomberg News. That inevitable move – labeled as “surprising” by many corrupt media outlets – comes after an internal memo written by Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwait announced that the outlet would continue its “tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation) and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic primaries.”

So, Bloomberg News desperately wants to be considered a “news” outlet, yet its own Editor-in-Chief proudly boasts to his staff that it is in fact a campaign tool for its owner and his opponents in the Democrat presidential primary. In other words, Bloomberg is just another CNN, NYTimes, WaPo, MSNBC and on and on and on. The sad part of that is that Bloomberg actually does a fine job of business reporting, and if it had just stuck to that mission, this reputational black eye would have never come about.

The only really “surprising” thing about this move is that the Trump Campaign’s action hasn’t been followed – or frankly, led – by a similar action being taken by the White House press team. Why should a self-admitted propaganda outlet for a Democrat Party that has changed its mission from governing to attempting a never-ending coup d’etat effort be allowed on the grounds of the White House? It makes no sense, just as it makes no sense that Jim Acosta still holds a press pass and John Brennan still maintains his security clearance. You might as well be wheeling a Trojan Horse through the White House gates.

Here is the text of Parscale’s press release announcing the campaign’s decision:

The decision by Bloomberg News to formalize preferential reporting policies is troubling and wrong.

Bloomberg News has declared that they won’t investigate their boss or his Democrat competitors, many of whom are current holders of high office, but will continue critical reporting on President Trump. As President Trump’s campaign, we are accustomed to unfair reporting practices, but most news organizations don’t announce their biases so publicly. Presented with this new policy from Bloomberg News, our campaign was forced to determine how to proceed.

Since they have declared their bias openly, the Trump Campaign will no longer credential representatives of Bloomberg News for rallies or other campaign events. We will determine whether to engage with individual reporters or answer inquiries from Bloomberg News on a case-by-case basis. This will remain the policy of the Trump campaign until Bloomberg News publicly rescinds its decision.

Here is the key sentence from that release: “As President Trump’s campaign, we are accustomed to unfair reporting practices, but most news organizations don’t announce their biases so publicly.” While it is true that Bloomberg’s internal memo is an especially egregious admission of journalistic bias, the reality is that we have seen similar admissions of toadying to the Democrat daily narrative by CNN, the New York Times and other major outlets. Sure, the policies haven’t been “formalized,” but how does John Micklethwait differ from multiple leaked memos we’ve seen from Dean Baquet at the Times and Jeff Zucker at CNN?

It’s exactly the same thing.

So yeah, the singling out of Bloomberg for this form of banishment from access to the President’s re-election campaign is a little surprising, but only because similar action wasn’t taken across a broad spectrum of utterly corrupt propaganda outlets.

A pox on all their houses.

That is all.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Humor; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: bloomberg2020; bloombergnews; fakenews; mediabias; trump; trumpbloombergnews; trumpwinsagain

1 posted on 12/03/2019 8:00:49 AM PST by EyesOfTX
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To: EyesOfTX

The White House should not issue press credentials to any news organization that opposes the administration’s agenda.


2 posted on 12/03/2019 8:05:01 AM PST by Meatspace
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To: EyesOfTX

CNN is Trump’s whipping boy. They serve him by playing directly into his strategy.


3 posted on 12/03/2019 8:06:42 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: EyesOfTX
While it is true that Bloomberg’s internal memo is an especially egregious admission of journalistic bias, the reality is that we have seen similar admissions of toadying to the Democrat daily narrative by CNN, the New York Times and other major outlets. Sure, the policies haven’t been “formalized,” but how does John Micklethwait differ from multiple leaked memos we’ve seen from Dean Baquet at the Times and Jeff Zucker at CNN?

It’s exactly the same thing.

No, it very clearly is not "the exact same thing", which the writer obviously knows because he just got done describing how this is different. In this case, a bright line bias (absolutely no coverage of Democrats) was established by Bloomberg. There are no facts, interpretations, or spin to confuse the issue. It's an easy call that doesn't lead down a slippery slope into constant arguments about which news organizations should be given credentials, and which ones shouldn't.

4 posted on 12/03/2019 8:12:05 AM PST by Bruce Campbells Chin
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And the beat goes on

https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3798009/posts#comment
The Trump campaign denied press credentials to Bloomberg News; it has a point


5 posted on 12/03/2019 8:15:06 AM PST by deport
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To: Meatspace

Bloomberg News took themselves out


6 posted on 12/03/2019 8:15:28 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: EyesOfTX

people actually WATCH Bloomy, not so much CNN. That’s why.


7 posted on 12/03/2019 8:16:13 AM PST by Cyclops08
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To: EyesOfTX

8 posted on 12/03/2019 8:21:34 AM PST by skimbell
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To: EyesOfTX

Bloomberg news has the Am 960 radio station here in the San Francisco Bay area and I’ve had it for a couple of years now

Typical of the main stream media nearly 100% of their reporting winners non-financial reporting is anti-trump

The only time I really listen is Sunday mornings they re-broadcast the Sunday shows at 9:10 and 11 and then 1-3 and it’s fun to listen to the banter without having to discuss myself with ever watching it

Kudos to parscale to finally calling them on their crap


9 posted on 12/03/2019 9:16:12 AM PST by Truthoverpower (The guv mint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: EyesOfTX

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.


10 posted on 12/03/2019 9:27:51 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: JimRed

Why not BSDNC???


11 posted on 12/03/2019 9:39:04 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: EyesOfTX

Because it’s BLOOMBERG? As in, Mike Bloomberg, presidential candidate?
Duh.


12 posted on 12/03/2019 1:16:41 PM PST by mumblypeg
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