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Reporting on Bloomberg While Working for Him

We want you to get up, go into your boss’s office, and tell him/her about all the things they’ve done wrong today. Then, before they can open their mouth and say something like, “What the hell is wrong with you” or “You’re totally fired,” we want you to ask for your paycheck. Crazy, right? Well this is essentially what life is like for Henry Goldman, a man who has the unfortunate task of covering Michael Bloomberg, while also being employed by him.

The New York Times take a look at the strange life of Goldman, a reporter for Bloomberg News, today. The piece notes that Goldman, despite working for Bloomberg, has never been granted an exclusive interview with him. Then there’s this fun anecdote:

The mayor has also acknowledged a potentially awkward dynamic: at a holiday party in his first term, Mr. Bloomberg, who has been known to tease Mr. Goldman at news conferences about their relationship, presented him with an autographed rock, described as the ‘Rock and a Hard Place Award.’

Nothing says “Thanks for putting a positive spin on my mistakes for years” like a rock.

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