(WASHINGTON FREE BEACON) Bloomberg Law finally apologized and retracted a September article that falsely accused Department of Labor appointee Leif Olson of anti-Semitism.
In September, Bloomberg Law unearthed social media posts in which Department of Labor official Leif Olson mocked anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists. The reporter used the posts to accuse Olson of himself being anti-Semitic, prompting the official's resignation. Editor-in-Chief Cesca Antonelli told staffers she made the decision after "we spent the last few weeks reviewing our coverage and our editorial processes." The story "did not meet our editorial standards for fairness and accuracy." She did not elaborate on why the review took so long given immediate pushback from reporters and fellow attorneys.
"We regret that lapse and have retracted the story," Antonelli said on Friday. "We are also strengthening our policies and processes."
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