Newspaper Clarifies the Bloomberg-Obama Relationship

Yesterday, Black Star News endorsed Michael Bloomberg, saying he “was one of the earliest prominent New York politicians to side” with Barack Obama “at a time when many doubted that the Senator from Illinois could prevail over the powerful Clinton name.”

After I contacted the paper, and noted that Bloomberg didn’t come out in favor of Obama during the primary, or general election, the editor of Black Star News emailed me to say they’ve clarified that portion of the endorsement.

The endorsement now also says “Bloomberg made no endorsement; but critically, he rejected invitations to endorse Republican candidates and was effusive about Obama’s candidacy.”

They write that “Bloomberg showed leadership and foresight on that occasion.” Newspaper Clarifies the Bloomberg-Obama Relationship