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Bloomberg Allegedly Nixed Negative Trump Columns

According to a new report from New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman, billionaire media executive Michael Bloomberg squashed negative coverage of Donald Trump at his Bloomberg View outlet after the Republican frontrunner handwrote a note complaining. The real-estate mogul's grievances reportedly came last spring, and from then on out, as Sherman claims, Bloomberg nixed the negativity, even allegedly cutting a reference to Trump as "P.T. Barnum" in one Bloomberg View opinion column. “If you were putting Donald Trump in your piece, you would get special scrutiny,” a Bloomberg source told Sherman.

Bloomberg View's editor, however, clapped back that Sherman's story was a "fantasy":