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Bloomberg’s Micklethwait discusses Bannon talk with upset employees

October 12, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

John Micklethwait

Bloomberg editor in chief John Micklethwait and deputy editor in chief Reto Gregori held a conference call with Bloomberg employees upset that Micklethwait interviewed former White House advisor Steve Bannon at a company event on Wednesday, reports Hadas Gold of CNN Business.

Gold reports, “Micklethwait held a call with the organizers of the letter on Monday, along with his deputy editor-in-chief Reto Gregori, the source said. Micklethwait noted on the call that Bannon is relevant in Europe right now and said that the interview would be done in service to their readers.

“Bannon said during the on-stage interview with Micklethwait that he has raised money from wealthy individuals to fund an advisory group he’s created, called The Movement, to help populist parties in Europe.

“In a statement to CNN, Micklethwait said, ‘We’re in the news business, and often that means we interview newsmakers that hold controversial positions or points of view.'”

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