Sorry: Itâ€™s just silly to blame Brad Parscale, the Trump 2020 campaign manager, for the ridiculous position that Michael Bloomberg has put Bloomberg News in.
Parscale announced Monday that the campaign wonâ€™t give Bloomberg News reporters credentials for â€śrallies or other campaign events,â€ť since the agencyâ€™s editors have â€śdeclared their bias openly.â€ť It may opt â€śto engage with individual reporters or answer inquiriesâ€ť on a â€ścase-by-case basis.â€ť
Makes sense: Bloombergâ€™s editor-in-chief, John Micklethwait, announced that, since the companyâ€™s owner joined the race, it wonâ€™t investigate any Democrats running for president, but only the incumbent.
As Megan Murphy, a former Bloomberg Washington bureau chief, noted, those rules are â€śstaggeringâ€ť and â€śridiculous.â€ť
That didnâ€™t stop Dean Baquet, the New York Times executive editor, from slamming the Trump campaignâ€™s move: â€śWe condemn any action that keeps quality news media from reporting fairly and accurately on the presidency and the leadership of the country.â€ť
Huh? The campaign isnâ€™t the White House, and Bloomberg has told the world it wonâ€™t be â€śreporting fairly.â€ť
Youâ€™d think the Timesâ€™ top newsman would understand that publicly saying you wonâ€™t look into the failings of an entire side of the spectrum is the opposite of fairness.