Covering dictator fortunes is one of the dirtiest and most dangerous jobs in journalism. Along with cartels and terrorists, it’s the kind of work that can get a reporter threatened or even killed. It happened to independent journalist Alek Boyd. It happened to Wall Street Journal correspondent Jose de Cordoba. It happened to Forbes Russia editor Paul Klebnikov.
When big corrupt money is at stake, oligarchs get violent. Anyone in the news business who’s surprised by this … shouldn’t be in the news business.
Dictators with money to guard do terrible things.
But in none of these cases cited above did the force exerted come from their own news agency’s side.
Anyone working at Bloomberg News, the news outfit owned by Democratic moneybags and onetime presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, wouldn’t have been so lucky.
Instead of praising the courage of their reporters, as Forbes certainly did, here’s the cowardly way Bloomberg dealt with the displeasure of the corrupt dictatorship of China. from NPR.
Six years ago, Bloomberg News killed an investigation into the wealth of Communist Party elites in China, fearful of repercussions by the Chinese government. […]
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