Of all the media bias we witnessed during the 2016 presidential election, none was more evident than the one-sided “reporting” from the hand of one Glenn Thrush, then an ace reporter for Politico. And now, Thrush has become the latest poster child in the ever-lengthening list of leftist, faux feminist hypocrites after he was suspended by his new employer, the New York Times, following allegations of – you guessed it – sexual harassment.
The accusations were hurled Monday by Laura McGann, a colleague of Thrush at Politico who now works at the leftist website Vox.com. McGann accused Thrush of sexual misconduct when they worked together and said she spoke with three other women who described “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.”
Thrush had already become notorious in the waning days of the 2016 presidential campaign, when he was unmasked as the archetype of the swamp-dwelling left-wing “journalist.” The smoking gun was an email to John Podesta, Chairman of the Clinton presidential campaign, in which Thrush referred to himself as a “hack,” and sought Podesta’s approval of a planned article on Hillary Clinton. The email went public late in the campaign:
“…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 f—– up anything.”
One might have reasonably expected that Thrush would be fired, or at least suspended, for his self-admitted bias. But incredibly, he was kept on by Politico and then actually rewarded when the New York Times hired him as White House correspondent shortly after the election. He later became somewhat famous through impersonations of him sparring with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Saturday Night Live.
Thrush issued a swift response to the allegations, blaming alcohol and at the same time, disputing McGann’s account in a manner that makes McGann look like a jilted lover:
“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….
One wonders what would be more sexist than implying that the woman accusing him was just a rejected suitor. But that’s not all. Remember how outraged Thrush and his cohorts in the establishment were about reports that Donald Trump rated women on their looks? Well now, Mr. Thrush has been accused of precisely the same thing and has, of course, denied it: “the assertion that I would rate women based on their appearance is also false.”
Thrush claims to have been sober for the last five months, and says he will be resuming treatment for alcoholism.
From Harvey Weinstein to Al Franken to Charlie Rose and now, Glenn Thrush, among many others, leftist men who have loudly claimed to be down with the cause of feminism are, one by one, being unmasked for hypocrisy of the highest order. Round and round it goes, and where this stops, nobody knows.
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