Ted Cruz sent this only slightly snarky Tweet:
It’s almost as if he owns the media. https://t.co/0tVTBg0DtT
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 19, 2020
Of course, Cruz is not being attacked as an Antisemite by people from the party of Ilhan Omar, Rashida Talib, Linda Sarsour, BDS, and turning a blind eye to Orthodox Jews being attacked in NYC.
As a representative of the non-Progressive Jewish community, I thought I’d fact check this.
According to CNBC:
With Mike Bloomberg officially entering the 2020 Democratic presidential race, Bloomberg News will refrain from investigating him and his Democratic rivals, according to a memo sent to editorial and research staff obtained by CNBC.
“We will continue our tradition of not investigating Mike (and his family and foundation ) and we will extend the same policy to his rivals in the Democratic primaries. We cannot treat Mike’s democratic competitors differently from him,” Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait said in the memo, which was confirmed by a spokesperson.
Mike Bloomberg is founder and 89% shareholder in Bloomberg LP, a financial software company that owns Bloomberg News
So, Mike Bloomberg owns 89% of the company that owns Bloomberg News. As a consequence, the media company he owns will neither investigate him or say anything bad about him
Given that Cruz was referencing a story from Bloomberg News that was about Mike Bloomberg, and seemed to be dishonest in a pro-Bloomberg way, then yes, I must concur “it’s almost as if he owns the media.”
Fact Check: not Antisemitic.