Brickbat: Shut Up Some More


According to media reports, Bloomberg News canceled a year-long investigation into ties between Chinese government officials and a billionaire. Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler allegedly said canceling the story would keep Bloomberg from being expelled from China. Bloomberg officials deny the story, but if they were hoping to keep the Chinese government happy, they failed. Authorities conducted surprise inspections of Bloomberg bureaus in Beijing and Shanghai, where at least one inspector told staff Winkler should apologize for his remarks.