Bloomberg staffers opposed to founder running for president
Only one of the more than 60 Bloomberg editorial staffers contacted by The Daily Beast would like to see founder Michael Bloomberg run for president, reports Maxwell Tani.
Tani writes, “While the majority of respondents who opposed his candidacy said they were mainly worried a Bloomberg bid would make their jobs harder, others felt some of his more controversial public comments would hurt him on key issues.
“Multiple staffers said they were irked by his recent remarks casting doubt on some #MeToo-era stories of workplace sexual misconduct. Bloomberg told The New York Times earlier this year that some allegations against anchor Charlie Rose, whose show aired on Bloomberg until last year, were ‘disgraceful’ and potentially untrue.
“Those comments did not sit well with many staff. One female employee described them as ‘vommy,’ while another said the comments were disqualifying for a presidential candidate.
“Many staffers told The Daily Beast they’d rather not share their personal opinions about the possibilities of a Bloomberg bid. Still, even among that contingency, several suggested their hesitancy was based on the tenuousness of his potential bid.”
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