New York Times Hires Politico's Self-Described "Hack" Who Sent Stories To Clinton For Approval

Tyler Durden's picture

Politico's Glenn Thrush, the "journalist" who was repeatedly exposed by WikiLeaks for shamelessly colluding with the Clinton campaign, has been hired by the New York Times to cover the White House.  In confirming the move with The Huffington Post, the NYT's Elisabeth Bumiller described Thrush as a "premier political journalist" and "master of breaking news."

“We’re thrilled that Glenn Thrush is joining The Times,” Elisabeth Bumiller, the paper’s Washington bureau chief, said in a statement to The Huffington Post. “He’s a premier political journalist, a master of breaking news and long-form story telling and a stellar addition to our White House team.”


At the Times, Thrush will be reunited with former Politico stars Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman, who he recently interviewed for his podcast. His hiring suggests that the paper is turning to reporters with tabloid roots to cover an incoming president reared in New York’s media culture. Thrush previously worked at Newsday while Haberman, who has covered both Trump’s campaign and his transition, previously worked at the New York Post and Daily News.


Thrush had been considering a move for some time, according to sources, though decided to stay at Politico through the 2016 election.


The departure comes amid a series of post-election changes at Politico.

So, just to be clear, the New York Times' definition of a "premier political journalist" is one who repeatedly breaks internal protocols and policies to shamelessly collude with one side of the aisle while openly admitting to being a "hack" and therefore completely devoid of any sense of journalistic integrity?  

As a quick reminder, WikiLeaks revealed that Thrush sent the following email to Podesta back in April 2015:

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


We guess the New York Times' vow to report "an honest reflection of reality" going forward rather than endlessly acting as an "echo chamber of liberal intellectualism" has already come to an end?

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balz's picture

The New York Times is dying and chose euthanasia to make things go faster.

HedgeAccordingly's picture

Naturally. The NYSlimes ... do you realize mexico's Carlos Slim is the largest NYT shareholder??

greenskeeper carl's picture

I gotta say, you have to admire their confidence going forward. To pull something like this after all the flak they've gotten, and their trust being at all time lows, with them losing readers and ad revenue each passing month takes a profoundly stupid person or group of people making decisions. This guy is a fucking hack of the first order(obviously perfect for the times, but hardly the image they want to project) and isn't going to bring them any more credibility. Fake news, indeed.


As I've said on here before, Trump needs to refuse press credentials to any organization still employing any of these bottom feeding vermin. News agencies will either comply, and these pond scum will be unemployed, or they won't and they'll go out of business even faster without access. Trump(and everyone with two brain cells to rub together) win either way.

knukles's picture




                            "All The News That Fits to Print"


nmewn's picture

But if we get them all in one place at one time...'ll simplify letters to the editor.


What did you think I was going to say? ;-)

johngaltfla's picture

The NYT and Fakestream Media forget one important fact:

The Trump administration is under no legal obligation or requirement to allow the NYT or its reporters on to the White House grounds or inside the press room. Much less issue credentials of any sort.

If these morons keep pressing the issue with their fake news stories, Trump might drop a big fat FU on them and leave them outside with the lunatic protestors.

wee-weed up's picture

Yep, the New York Slimes decided to dig even further down into the slime than they already are.

Have they no shame?

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

They're in a desperate race to the bottom against stiff competition like the WaahPoo, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, Fox, et alia.

The hiring of a servile, toadying hack adds impressive mass to their ankle weights. They're a contender, dammet!

zhandax's picture

Look at their progenitor. Has Lucifer ever shown any shame? Remorse?

DavidC's picture

Nice one knukles!


Never One Roach's picture


nmewn's picture

One of Obama's last (and short Executive Orders will be to declare a national emergency regarding the old-line press to financially shore them up directly (in true Banana Republic fashion) with the US Treasury.

The screams of the "victims" writhing in agony in the press the following day when Trump drops a nuclear bomb on them (by rescinding it) will be somewhere around schadenboner #1302 by my calculations ;-)

tarsubil's picture

The NYT's budget now comes mostly from contracting with the CIA. They get more from printing stories than they do from selling papers.

SMG's picture

Since Glenn is joining the globalist Carlos Slim's Ministry of Truth blog, The New York Times, he should be really happy.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

If it walks like a quo and it quacks like a quo, it is a quid pro quo.

nmewn's picture

Sounds to me like he needs a twelve step program for recovering political hacks involved with manufacturing fake news instead of a steady

"Hi. My name is Glenn and I'm a confirmed, biased progressive hack. Please help me."

Hi Glenn! I'll be glad to help ;-) 

Squid Viscous's picture

nice hat dickface, see you at the OK Corral I've been practicing... alot

max_leering's picture

hey thrush, did you get a free bowl of soup with that hat?

BabaLooey's picture

Trump needs to simulcast every press conference on YouTube. 

If I'm on his team, I am taping evvvvvvvvvvverything.

I once met a man years ago that was tipped off as to a 60 Minutes "investigation" of his company.

He told me all about it.....

He got prepared. He KNEW - back then - that 60 Minutes edits and frames people.

He got all the equipment to foil their shit; a video camera, VTR, microphones and hooked it all up.

Learned to use it.

Came in handy.

The 60 Minutes crew showed up (M. Wallace at the fore front), along with Hewitt and some other jackals.

He acted all "nervous".

This guy baited them - THEN as they set up their lighting and shit, HE brought in HIS camera crew.

"I want to make sure ALL of this interview is filmed - all of it."

They left. Nothing was aired. M. Wallace was "one pissed off guy".....


LOL - fight fire with fire,

mary mary's picture

The NYT has decided to become a tabloid.  Wait!  The NYT isn't ALREADY a tabloid?

cherry picker's picture

It is amazing how groups of people can work together to produce an airplane, cars, appliances, cities, electrical grid and more.

Then this shit happens and you have to wonder

tarsubil's picture

Last time I flew, I was thinking the exact same thing! How is it we can make a jet liner that cruises at 600 mph at 5 miles up in the sky and yet this?

Makes you wonder.

mary mary's picture

Most people are NOT psychopaths.  But the scum always seem to rise to the "top".

max_leering's picture

Dear Pres. Elect Donald. J. Trump,

Please do not issue Mr. Glenn Thrush any White House credentials. Thank you, and regards



Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Please do not issue any WH credentials to MSM propagandists.

And hold WH Press Conferences only ONCE PER WEEK. On TGIF.

tarabel's picture



Just hold the press conferences at 5:30 in the morning. NONE of them will make it.

mary mary's picture

And give them a breathalyzer test.  :^)

Chupacabra-322's picture

It's one big Circle Jerk with these Scum Fuck Presstitute's

williambanzai7's picture

I said fuck the NYT

sinbad2's picture

The New York Times has very high standards and Thrush, he should change his name to Herpes, anyway Thrush meets all the requirements of the New York Times, he's Jewish.

buzzsaw99's picture

the times is just another dino.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Thrush, you fucked up everything.

-Love, Wikileaks


equity_momo's picture

LOL.   The NYT mea culpa lasted about 3 days.

They are the square root of Dumb.

This MSM meltdown is incredible. I need to order more popcorn.

FreedomGuy's picture

He is one in an ever lengthening line of fake news, fake journalists. Anyone remember Clinton campaign chair, George Stephenopoulus?  It's a lefty club and they want trust? Let's see them put Karl Rove on staff as a real news journalist.

The Wikileaks document could not be better if written by the most partisan right-wing hack. No embarassment to this day, apparently.

gatorengineer's picture

You guys dont seem to understand the Cram down that is comming.  I hope everyone has a strong stomach....

I thought gun sales might slow under trump.  The last couple of weeks has me looking alot harder at going from Armory to Arsenal......

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Why is the left pushing the 'fake news' and 'Russia hacked us' memes at this time?

Is it done in preparation to counter/fight a pending major leak, such as by WikiLeaks or a law enforcement source, that would bring down big names and/or pizza-gaters?  Done so they can try to pull off claiming 'this is fake news' and 'Russia planted this on our computers'?

indaknow's picture

Yes. they're also calling for investigations because they know that real investigations targeting them are on the horizon. it's the same play book over and over. It's all they know. it's how they roll.

shimmy's picture

Good ol libtards. You can always count on them for a good laugh and head shake. 

I like all these libtard media companies doubling down on their idiocy and quickening their demise. That's brilliant libtard logic right there.

29.5 hours's picture

Sounds like Thrush works cheap. This will allow Times management to ease out one of those older folks who still have something called "ethics" and maybe who attended school when reading and writing were still taught.

Yen Cross's picture

   That meatball might want to stay way from construction sites for the rest of his life?  I can already see his obituary.

  It will be a piano or air conditioner dropped from a crane.

Neochrome's picture

Now we know where journalists who's carrier is dead and buried go to work for...

Vardaman's picture

I think, honestly, they (the left) are in the car, in the garage, the garage door is closed and the engine is running.  Looking for their favorite 8 track tape now...

sapioplex's picture

"You'd better hire me or I sing!"

Bet he's makin' a pretty good salary.

gm_general's picture

That's it! From now on everyone call him the 'Master of Faking News"!