While Bloomberg News is best known for its financial reporting, it also covers politics extensively – including the Democratic presidential primary contest.
So how would its reporters cover the race now that its own founder and boss was one of the most prominent candidates? Conflicts of interest don’t come much more glaring than that.
It was a question the organisation faced when Bloomberg ran to be the mayor of New York City – a position he held for 12 years.
During that time, the organisation declared coverage of the billionaire’s wealth and personal life to be off limits.
It has essentially decided to take the same approach this time around – even though Bloomberg is running for a much more significant position.
In a November 24 memo to reporters, Bloomberg News…