Anti-Trump NYT Reporter Glenn Thrush Suspended Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Another day, another enemy of Donald Trump is hoisted by their own petard. A top White House reporter for the New York Times and vocal critic of President Trump, Glenn Thrush, has been suspended from duty amid claims of sexual misconduct.

Several young women have accused the married journalist, 50, of unwanted sexual harassment according to Vox journalist Laura McGann – who Thrush says harassed her five years ago when he was working for Politico. McGann writes:

Three young women I interviewed, including the young woman who met Thrush in June, described to me a range of similar experiences, from unwanted groping and kissing to wet kisses out of nowhere to hazy sexual encounters that played out under the influence of alcohol.


Each woman described feeling differently about these experiences: scared, violated, ashamed, weirded out. I was - and am - angry.

When Thrush was confronted via text message the day after he allegedly harassed one woman, he was “apologetic but defensive,” stating “I got drunk because I got some shitty health news. And I am acutely aware of the hurdles that young women face in this business and have spent the better part of 20 years advocating for women journalists.”

Vox’s McGann then recounts her own experience with Thrush:

On that night five years ago, I joined Thrush and a handful of other reporters for a few rounds at the Continental, a Politico hangout in Rosslyn, Virginia. At first, nothing seemed strange, until the crowd had dwindled down to Thrush, me, and one other female colleague.


Thrush tossed a $20 bill at her and told her to take a cab and leave us, “the grown-ups,” alone. He slid into my side of the booth, blocking me in. I was wearing a skirt, and he put his hand on my thigh. He started kissing me. I pulled myself together and got out of there, shoving him on my way out.

–Laura McGann

What makes this particularly ironic is that Thrush has repeatedly held himself out as an “advocate for women journalists,” one victim stated.

“That’s how he presented himself to me. He tried to make himself seem like an ally and a mentor. Kind of ironic now.

Book deal and future with MSNBC

Thrush’s chronicles of the Trump administration have resulted in a book deal with NYT writing partner Maggie Haberman. No word from publisher Random House on the status of said deal, however political journalist Mark Halperin lost his own book deal following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Thrush ironically said of Halperin at the time “Young people who come into a newsroom deserve to be taught our trade, given our support and enlisted in our calling - not betrayed by little men who believe they are bigger than the mission.

Thrush also signed a deal earlier in the year to become a contributor to MSNBC after his coverage of the Trump White House became so notable that he was featured in several “Saturday Night Live” sketches. A spokesperson for MSNBC said Monday that the network will wait for the outcome of the Times’ investigation into Thrush before making a decision on his contract, and that he “currently has no scheduled appearances” on the network.

Thrush is a hack

Thrush was thrust into the 2016 Wikileaks election controversy when it emerged that he had sent Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta part of an article he was writing for Politico.

“Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u,” Thrush wrote to Podesta, adding “Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this Tell me if I f****d up anything.”

Thrush’s defense was that he was simply fact checking a portion of a story pertaining to Podesta – however one wonders why he would be doing so “because I have become a hack.”

Thrush apology

Via CNN: 

In an email to CNN, Thrush said of the allegations against him:

“I apologize to any woman who felt uncomfortable in my presence, and for any situation where I behaved inappropriately. Any behavior that makes a woman feel disrespected or uncomfortable is unacceptable.


“My recollection of my interactions with Laura differs greatly from hers — the encounter was consensual, brief, and ended by me. She was an editor above me at the time and I did not disparage her to colleagues at POLITICO as she claims. The assertion that I would rate women based on their appearance is also false.


“I have never offered mentorship or reporting advice to anyone, man or woman, with an expectation of anything in return. To assert otherwise is false.


“The June incident related in the story was a life-changing event. The woman involved was upset by my actions and for that I am deeply sorry.


“Over the past several years, I have responded to a succession of personal and health crises by drinking heavily. During that period, I have done things that I am ashamed of, actions that have brought great hurt to my family and friends.


“I have not taken a drink since June 15, 2017, have resumed counseling and will soon begin out-patient treatment for alcoholism. I am working hard to repair the damage I have done.”

There you have it – Thrush is going with “I was drunk because of a health crisis, sorry”


californiagirl ACP Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:36 Permalink

Bubba did it again!According to highly placed Democratic Party sources and an official who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, there are FOUR new accusations of sexual assault against Bill Clinton that date back, not to Epstein, but to one of Bill's other deviant buddies, Ron Burkle.  Burkle also flew in the Lolita Express, but he had his own airplane, nicknamed "Air F..K One" by the secret service, for the large number of times Clinton flew aboard with various young ladies of dubious legal age.  Hillary Clinton allegedly offered to hire private detectives to find dirt on the new accusers, but Clinton's legal team advised against it, sources said.  Attorneys representing the women, who are coordinating their efforts, have notified Clinton they are preparing to file four separate lawsuits against him. A member of Clinton's legal team has confirmed the existence of the new allegations. 'Bill is distraught at the thought of having to testify and defend himself against sex charges again,' said a Democratic Party official who is familiar with the case. 'He hopes his legal team can somehow stop the women from filing charges and drag him through the mud.'  The source added that Hillary Clinton is furious with her husband for getting entangled in yet another sexual scandal. was just wondering when the men were going to start suing the women for wearing inappropriate lewd and sexually agressive attire?  Or does it not go both ways?

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nmewn CunnyFunt Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:14 Permalink

lol...its just too much schadenfreude, I think I'm gonna OD!No wait, I'm not there yet, I'm fine. Really.Now all we need is for these fascist wyminz organizations (titreal headed by fascist wyminz to make it "faux realz") who accepted all these donations from sexual predators to cover for their depredations to come Forward! with their own sexual scandals and that'll be it for me.An adrenaline needle, straight to the heart.Ahhh ;-)

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Mena Arkansas Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:04 Permalink

Thrush grew up in Sheepshead Bay, in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, and attended Sheepshead Bay High School, from which he graduated in 1984. His parents owned a Carvel Ice Cream store in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Thrush graduated from Brooklyn College, where he majored in political science and Greek classics. Thrush identifies as a secular Jew.

Putrid_Scum Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:06 Permalink

I've being accused of workplace sexual harrasment three times in my life. And I'm young. Big deal! Every time the accuser was another girl who was jealous, or just a cunt.I was never fired, one older British manager took me aside one day and advised young Putrid:"Look, you have management potential, so never forget this. When you're dealing with American women, you need to be ultra cautious around them. They're not like Irish or British girls."I leanrt my lesson.Given the depth of my experience, I generally give guys the benefit of the doubt unless the guys a total sleazeball, which many New Yorkers are.This new kabuki is quite entettaining though, so many thanks to the guys running the news cycle kabuki at the Deep State. 

Putrid_Scum Lost in translation Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:46 Permalink

No I'm the guy, but yes, I can see that something was lost in translation there.And strangely, one of the accusations was in Tokyo...So what can happen is, you ask a girl out on a date or just flirt with her, or sleep with her and then you break up.And then some nosey American opinionated female loud mouth sticks her head in and complains. It's always BS ...   

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AurorusBorealus Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:15 Permalink

So a drunk made a pass at a woman at a bar after a night of hard drinking, and she has been emotionally scarred for years... lol.  I have a word of advice for women.  If drunken sods making crude passes at you will transform you into an emotionally retarded crybaby, do not... I repeat... do not go on an all-night bender with an alcoholic co-worker.  I do not know who is more ridiculous: this preaching drunken modern left cultist or the fragile-as-glass woman who was scarred for life from a drunk man putting his hand on her behind.  You all are crazy people... all of you.

AurorusBorealus AurorusBorealus Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:26 Permalink

Oh... and another piece of advice for all these poor, poor women who were so helpless as they were assaulted.  If a creepy 70-year-old producer, or Senator, or media mogul invites a 19-year-old woman, who is wearing as few clothes as humanly possible, to his pent-house suite for a dip in the hot tub alone in the middle of the night, when the half-dressed 19-year-old tart arrives, she should not be surprised and not turn into a shriveling, driveling, sniveling fetus for 16 years. if the old codger has his codpiece in hand and is waving it about like a special-needs school child.

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