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ELECTION/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump’s re-election campaign said on Monday [12-2-19] that it would bar Bloomberg News journalists from attending its rallies and political events, an attempt to retaliate against the news organization’s decision to cease investigating Democratic candidates in the wake of its billionaire owner’s entry into the 2020 presidential race. The Trump campaign broke from years of precedent in 2016 by revoking the press credentials of journalists from outlets like The Washington Post, Politico and BuzzFeed News, an early sign of the efforts to demonize the news media that have become a hallmark of the Trump presidency. But Bloomberg News is facing a fraught situation, too. After the company’s owner, Michael R. Bloomberg, decided last month to pursue the Democratic nomination, editors at the news outlet instructed their reporters to avoid ‘in-depth investigations’ of Mr. Bloomberg or any other Democratic candidate.”

Michael M. Grynbaum, “Trump Bars Bloomberg News Journalists From Campaign Events,” The New York Times online, December 2, 2019

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