According to a new report from New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman, billionaire media executive Michael Bloomberg squashed negative coverage of Donald Trump at his Bloomberg View outlet after the Republican frontrunner handwrote a note complaining.
The real-estate mogul’s grievances reportedly came last spring, and from then on out, as Sherman claims, Bloomberg nixed the negativity, even allegedly cutting a reference to Trump as “P.T. Barnum” in one Bloomberg View opinion column.
“If you were putting Donald Trump in your piece, you would get special scrutiny,” a Bloomberg source told Sherman.
Bloomberg View’s editor, however, clapped back that Sherman’s story was a “fantasy”:
Sorry Gabe. I’m the editor of columnists at Bloomberg View. This is a total fantasy. https://twitter.com/gabrielsherman/status/705520062019575809 …
Read more at the New York Magazine.