Politico's Chief Correspondent To John Podesta: "Don't Tell Anyone I Did This"

Tyler Durden's picture

As if there was any doubt at this point that the media is fully in bed with the Clinton campaign, Glenn Thrush, Politco's Chief Political Correspondent, decided to make it crystal clear in the following email to Podesta back in April 2015 in which he admits that he has "become a hack."  The email below from Thrush was sent to get guidance related to an article he published the very next day entitled "Hillary's Big-Money Dilemma."

Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u


Please don't share or tell anyone I did this


Tell me if I fucked up anything

Clinton Media


Continued revelations such as these will simply serve to reinforce arguments out of the Trump campaign that the "election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary."


Of course, as The Center for Public Integrity recently pointed out, "journalists" aren't just making "in-kind" contributions to the Clinton campaign, they're donating real cash as well.  In fact, according the their review of political contributions made by people working in various media outlets, 96% were found to go to Hillary while only 4% accrued to the benefit of the Trump campaign.

Conventional journalistic wisdom holds that reporters and editors are referees on politics’ playing field — bastions of neutrality who mustn’t root for Team Red or Team Blue, either in word or deed.


But during this decidedly unconventional election season, during which “the media” has itself become a prominent storyline, several hundred news professionals have aligned themselves with Clinton or Trump by personally donating money to one or the other.


In all, people identified in federal campaign finance filings as journalists, reporters, news editors or television news anchors — as well as other donors known to be working in journalism — have combined to give more than $396,000 to the presidential campaigns of Clinton and Trump, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis.


Nearly all of that money — more than 96 percent — has benefited Clinton: About 430 people who work in journalism have, through August, combined to give about $382,000 to the Democratic nominee, the Center for Public Integrity’s analysis indicates.

Meanwhile, none of the media collusion has been quite so disturbing as the following example in which DNC Chair Donna Brazile provided the exact wording of a CNN debate question to the Clinton campaign in advance of a debate.



With this level of blatant media collusion and corruption it is truly amazing that any Republican candidate has won the office of the presidency in the past several decades.

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Mr. Schmilkies's picture

Glenn, yes, you fucked up.

American Psycho's picture

Assange needs a ticket to hangout in Moscow.  Maybe, if we are lucky, Soros will go over to get him.

robertsgt40's picture

No Glenn,  you didn't fuckip anything.  It was already FUBAR. You just added seasoning. 

AK_47's picture
AK_47 (not verified) robertsgt40 Oct 17, 2016 4:58 PM

My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do... http://tiny.cc/rfp2fy

Loftie's picture
Loftie (not verified) AK_47 Oct 17, 2016 9:22 PM

George H.W. Bush - Potus - CIA
Bill Clinton - Potus - CIA
George W. Bush - Potus - CIA
Barack Obama - Potus - CIA
Hillary Clinton - CIA

Is Trump toast or what?

philipat's picture

Hey Loftie, previously known as mofio then santafe then Aristotle of Greece then Gargoyle then bleu then oops then most recently lance-a-lot.

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

PS. You might have noticed that my attempt to expose you for what you are is always the same. That’s because your Spam is always the same (Using fake links to your BS site which has no connection to your comments, which are deliberately dramatic to encourage people to click on the fake link) so it seems only fair that my exposure of your crap should also always be the same. An eye for an eye.


EuroPox's picture

That message was sent 13 Feb - the day Scalia died....

sauldaddy's picture

ANd notice Obama selected another member of the Tribe to be a supreme court justice. All of the Supreme Court Justices are either Jews or Catholics. That should tell you every thing you need to know.

Everybodys All American's picture

It's time to go get Soros his own orange jumpsuit.

IS BE's picture

I'm betting that he is the frontman of a very big organization. 

From selling trinkets on a beach to strutting the world stage in one bound.

Yeah, right.

sun tzu's picture

Hopefully the Russians put a missile up his saggy old ass and send him straight to hell

Notveryamused's picture

Generalised comments about rigging from a presidential candidate down in the polls are certainly weak. He needs laser guided focus to always mention 5-10 crystal clear, succint, irrefutable points that the public agree with regards how it's rigged every time he mentions it.

'Losers always whine about doing their best, winners go home and f*ck the prom queen.'

Also take a note from Pence's VP performance regards tone/demeanour for final debate.

Finally get some deal done with Libertarians and or Ron Paul. They are also part of the anti-establishment vote but they realise their vote will have limited impact. In addition to cleaning up Washington pledge to change the rules to make it more fair/less rigged for third parties and outside candidates, audit the fed and put Ron Paul in charge.

jackstraw001's picture

Go, Julian, go!  Burn the whole FUCKING thing down!

Mena Arkansas's picture

Yeah, the only thing you fucked up was your last shred of integrity.

souljaboy's picture

He's not a hack. He's a slave.

1980XLS's picture

Failure to play along often results in Death.

Comply, or Die.

hxc's picture

Give me full and complete liberty, or give me a rusted bed of razors and AIDS-infested tweaker whore needles.



RafterManFMJ's picture

See, this is why I canceled all print media, cable and such 10 years ago. I wonder how many will do so after these revelations? Hello? Is this thing on?

odatruf's picture

Meh, these enterprises don't rely on customers for cash flow anymore. That's so 1990s. EZYellenBux mean your power of the purse is meaningless.

sun tzu's picture

They are all getting billions of our tax dollars

DaddyO's picture

A slow moving pendulum...

Are we at the exact spot where the pendulum reverses direction and appears to stop but for a brief moment?


overmedicatedundersexed's picture

these worms want to get close to power..It reminds one of cold war western spies who sold major secrets to ussr for couple thousand dollars..traitors who seek some peek at power , for nothing but attention..sick and sad and dumb..but there it is.

sun tzu's picture

They are useful idiots who think they will become part of the oligarchy. They don't realize that when the evil takes complete control, they and their families will be Stalinized. 

dot.dot's picture

Anybody Surprised?

Vageling's picture

Solution? Well... I was going to write grab her by the cankles, drag her to court and jail that thing. It would crumble it. I woke up when I noticed I'm out of hopium. 

Too many insects and reptiles involved that the whole US would implode from the scandals.

Not My Real Name's picture

Solution? Rope and a tall lamp post. 

lex parsimoniae's picture

..and that would be a bad thing?

Not an anarchist, but this sh*t needs a reset. Every politician & bureaucrat now in office or employed should have to prove their fealty to the people, the owners of the country, their 'lords'. Or be removed.

Flair1239's picture

Obama is going to have to pardon her somehow before the end of his term. Because either way they have trouble. If she wins, there is too much out there right now. She would be impeached or totally gridlocked defending from congressional investigations.

If she loses, then Obama and company need to buy her silence. Can you imagine the leaks between the Obama camp and the Clintons if Trump wins... my God would that be glorious. Lol.

EmployedMillenial's picture

As an 18 and 22 year old, i always wondered why McCain and Romneybot were the best we could do. This just proves, we never had a choice either way. 


"If you’re sick of one version, we push you in the other. We’ve fixed the coin. Heads – collectivism. Tails – collectivism. Give up your soul to a council – or give it up to a leader. But give it up, give it up, give it up. Offer poison as food and poison as antidote. Go fancy on the trimmings, but hang on to the main objective."


Ayn Rand

daveO's picture

If he's a 'real' choice, he will catch a bullet just like Reagan did in March of '81.

AllTimeWhys's picture

"I'm a hack, here is some inside info, now please do me in the butt, i enjoy it so."

truthalwayswinsout's picture

If our forefathers saw this, they would horrified not that the media is corrupt but that us regular citizens have not dealt with the problem as they did.

DeathMerchant's picture

Times 5 the latter. That is of course until they watched a few Kardashian shows and then they would certainly understand how easily we could be led astray.

gregga777's picture

Yes, apparently many Americans are fascinated by skanky whores.

sun tzu's picture

I would bet very few care about the skanky whores. It is the presstitute media that keeps pushing the skanks on us

daveO's picture

Undersexed. Back then, a real, live whore could be had w/o being arrested. The serfs are now reduced to watching TeeVee whores while wanking in private. Our freedom to whore hop was usurped before our birth.

SharkBit's picture

Yep.  His name is on the list.  Should be totally discredited.


1000 splendid suns's picture

Trumpster should bring his own 'news' moderators to the next debate.

GoldHermit's picture

After the last 18 months or so, I will NEVER trust the mainstream media again.

Tall Tom's picture




Did you just figure it out that you have been lied to for many, many decades??? Congratulations on taking the Red Pill.


Mine just began in 1986 when NASA whitewashed the fact that a CRANE had slapped into the side of Space Shuttle Challenger on the Saturday before she blew up on the following Tuesday. The Arizona Republic Newspaper reported that on the Sunday before the accident, and Newsweek Magazine reported it on the week following the accident. I wish I could find an online link for you all. (Stack a bunch of cans and then lightly tap it on the side and you will see that they no longer line up. I wonder what unseated that 'O' Ring within the stacked segments of the SRB? Gee,)


Pardon me as I am one of thse "conspiracy theorists" that the MSM will have you believe to be "looney tunes".


Hey...CIA. You fucked up Mockingbirds. Pay attention. They are awakening. And that awakening will only grow exponentially. Good luck surviving the fallout from that as your gane is over.


Oh. You had best pray for that Nuclear War, CIA men. You will be targeted you stupid myopic tools.

daveO's picture

Pray 4 it? They're planning it.

Arrowflinger's picture

Local media is exactly the same.

Con men.

Arrowflinger's picture

They all have agendas to deceive.

Arrowflinger's picture

With the suspension of FASB 157, auditors have the same agenda.

Don't trust clergy, either. 

loveyajimbo's picture

Just keep in mind, Chris Wallace is a liberal asshole too.  Don't be surprised if he sticks a knife into Trump's back while Hillapig rolls her eyes, harks up a large oyster and drops a load of Traitor's mud into her XXXL Depends...

Trogdor's picture

Thrush.  Well, they did name a disease after the guy ..... so what do you expect?