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We like Mike Bloomberg. We're the only paper to endorse him in every one of his elections. But in telling the reporters at his eponymous company to keep their noses out of his business, he's making a big mistake.

It makes no sense for talented reporters on the payroll, men and women especially adept at dissecting financial records, to refrain from investigating him and other Democratic contenders for president. If they come across something important about say, Joe Biden, are they supposed to bury it?

Meanwhile, probing of President Trump and his administration will continue, as it must. So perception of a political conflict remains no matter what.

Readers understand disclaimers, like the standard one now appended whenever Mike Bloomberg of Bloomberg LP comes up in Bloomberg News reporting.

Keep that text on the clipboard, take off reporters' handcuffs and let them keep finding the facts.

Editorial on 12/03/2019

Print Headline: Let the dogs bark, Mr. Mayor

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