Democrat Primary Candidates News Organization Is In Hot Water And Maybe Under Investigation For Listening To Him
Bloomberg News may have just gotten into big trouble and it could be the fault of their owner Michael Bloomberg who recently joined as a candidate in the Democrat presidential primary.
Bloomberg News announced that it will not investigate its owner, Michael Bloomberg, despite the fact he has entered the 2020 presidential race. The news company also proclaimed that they will not investigate any of the other Democratic candidates and will only investigate President Trump. However, in a new Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint from the Media Research Center (MRC), this is a violation of the law (you can read the report below).
“Bloomberg News is making a mockery of legitimate journalism. They have consciously chosen to abandon their journalistic responsibilities in favor of what is politically convenient,” MRC President Brent Bozell said in a statement. “This is a public declaration that Bloomberg’s newsroom is adopting media bias as an official policy.”
“This is not only categorically unethical, but potentially illegal, which is why we are calling for an investigation,” Bozell said.
The billionaire Michael Bloomberg owns 89% of Bloomberg News. He first filed as a 2020 candidate on November 8th to meet the Alabama deadline, and around November 22nd filed to run for President of the United States.
“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,” Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait said in a memorandum on November 23. However, he announced the news outlet “will continue to investigate the Trump administration.”
The MRC complaint alleges, “Bloomberg News’s decision to avoid investigating the Candidate may constitute an improper contribution to the Campaign under FEC regulations and appears to violate FECA regulations, and/or establish Bloomberg News as a political committee required to register and report under FEC regulations, which it has not done.”
According to PJ Media:
Under the “media exemption,” any cost in covering or carrying a news story, commentary, or editorial by a media outlet is not a political contribution “unless the facility is owned or controlled by any political party, political committee, or candidate, in which case the costs for a news story: That represents a bona fide news account communicated in a publication of general circulation or on a licensed broadcasting facility; and That is part of a general pattern of campaign-related news accounts that give reasonably equal coverage to all opposing candidates in the circulation or listening area, is not a contribution.”
The FEC complaint alleges that “Bloomberg News’s decision to refrain from investigating the Candidate is a thing of value given by Bloomberg News to the Candidate to influence a federal election.”
This could be the swift end of Michael Bloomberg.