After Bloomberg Law allowed one of their reporters to slander Leif Olson in the Labor Department, they stood by their reporting even when Olson had been rehired. In fact, it’s now been revealed that they published a new story about his re-hiring but told their reporters not to tweet it nor mention Olson being rehired on social media:
—@ErikWemple got his hands on that email instructing Bloomberg Law staffers to "not tweet out" story about Leif Olson being reinstated by Labor Department: "And really, please do not tweet even generally about Leif Olson coming back to the department…" https://t.co/UdxUm5zXFk pic.twitter.com/zAO9dT4WoR
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 6, 2019
I don’t know whose idea it was to put this in writing, but it really is a despicable showing of the state of journalism these days.
They can’t even publicly acknowledge their error. The most they did was slightly edit their original story:
Bloomberg Law has posted this note to its original story explaining revision removing "anti-Semitic" from the headline: "In light of the subsequent events, we removed 'Anti-Semitic' from the headline and clarified Olson’s reference to those tropes."
But still no correction.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 5, 2019
They should have pulled the entire article and fired Ben Penn, with an apology to Leif Olson. But truth and facts don’t matter to those at Bloomberg Law. Clearly.