Bloomberg Editor Quits Over Coverage Of Michael Bloomberg’s Potential 2016 Bid

AP

Kathy Kiely, Bloomberg News’ Washington news director, resigned Wednesday over concerns that the media company wouldn’t be able to aggressively cover its owner Michael Bloomberg’s potential presidential bid.

Kiely told The Huffington Post that she thought there were “a lot of good people” at Bloomberg “making an honest effort to work this out.”

“I did not feel we could cover the Bloomberg trial balloon in the aggressive way I thought it deserved,” Kiely told the publication.

The New York Times first reported on Saturday that Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, was considering an independent bid for the White House.

“We’ve covered the speculation every day since the Times story was published,” Ty Trippet, Bloomberg News spokesman said in a statement. “Our Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait is in charge of decisions about coverage.”

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