Bloomberg employees protest Steve Bannon interview
October 12, 2018 | World | No Comments|
London (CNN Business)A group of Bloomberg employees have expressed outrage over the news organization’s invitation to an onstage interview with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
In a strongly-worded letter signed by 91 staffers and delivered last Friday to Bloomberg’s editor-in-chief John Micklethwait, Bannon was criticized for “inflict[ing] harm to our communities — specifically targeting women, black and Muslim populations, with his tenure at Breitbart and strategies of the Trump presidential campaign.” The signatories asked the editorial team to rescind Bannon’s invitation to this week’s Bloomberg Invest Summit.
Despite their efforts, however, the show went on, and Bannon sat down with Micklethwait on Wednesday in London for an interview on the topic of “Populism, Protectionism and Economic Nationalism’s Impact on the Markets.”