The Atlantic Highlights Bloomberg’s Plan to ‘Crush Trump with Big Data’

NewsBusters | 1/31/2019 | Staff
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Media mogul and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg may or may not be running for president in 2020. But in either case he’s building what The Atlantic called “the most powerful political organization in America” designed to defeat President Donald Trump.

He already has a tremendously powerful media empire. It includes TV, magazine, radio, online and industry publications. Bloomberg News publishes 5,000 stories a day in 120 countries. A Nexis search for the past year, which only accesses transcripts for some Bloomberg media products, had 2,947 hits that mentioned President Donald Trump.

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“While no final decision has been made [about running for president], his aides have nonetheless been working on a fallback that only a man worth $40 billion can afford, whether he runs or not. Bloomberg is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into a data-centric political operation designed to assure one goal: Crush Donald Trump,” The Atlantic staff writer Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote on Jan. 31.

Dovere claimed it “would almost certainly become the biggest and most powerful political organization in the country overnight.” The liberal magazine failed to mention that if Bloomberg doesn’t run for president, he would almost certainly retain ownership of...
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