November 20, 2017

"The New York Times said on Monday that it was suspending Glenn Thrush, one of its most prominent reporters..."

"... after he was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior," the NYT reports.
The move came after the website Vox published a report containing allegations from four female journalists that Mr. Thrush, who was hired by The Times in January to cover the Trump administration, had acted inappropriately toward them. Mr. Thrush was a star reporter at Politico before joining The Times....

The women cited in the Vox article described Mr. Thrush’s behavior as including unwanted kissing and touching. Three of the women were not identified by name. The fourth, Laura McGann, wrote the article, which was presented in the first person.....
ADDED: Excerpt from the Vox piece (by Laura McGann):
I started to think maybe I shouldn’t be in journalism if I couldn’t hang in a tough newsroom. I found myself on edge, nervous and anxious all the time. I started to believe I had brought this all on myself.

In the course of reporting this story, I was told by a male reporter who’d worked at Politico at the time that my instinct was right. He said that the day after that night at the bar, Thrush told him about the incident, except with the roles reversed. I had come onto him, the reporter said Thrush told him, and he had gently shut it down....

The source said that Thrush frequently told versions of this story with different young women as the subject. He would talk up a night out drinking with a young attractive woman, usually a journalist. Then he’d claim that she came onto him. In his version of these stories, Thrush was the responsible grown-up who made sure nothing happened....

78 comments:

Gahrie said...

Well now we know why Leftwing women are always complaining about rape culture. Turns out that Leftwing culture is a rape culture......

Michael McClain said...

Why are LibCong institutions such cesspits of moral corruption?

Michael McClain said...

...and hypocrisy?

Quaestor said...

Trump has UNCLE on his side, obviously.

Michael K said...

The torpedo is still circling.

buwaya said...

Thrush was one of those in the Podesta emails.
Running stuff past the campaign pre-publication.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Is it that hard to not walk around trying to fuck everyone? I'm honestly befuddled.

glenn said...

It’s a twofer. A hack reporter and an icon. You Lefties want a truce yet. Too bad if you do.

wwww said...

It’s a twofer. A hack reporter and an icon. You Lefties want a truce yet. Too bad if you do.


ah, this dynamic isn't left versus right. You'll misunderstand what's happening if you can only see it through a formal politics prism.

Unknown said...

“Is it that hard to not walk around trying to fuck everyone? I'm honestly befuddled.”

LOL! Good one! You’d think their dicks never were in their pants, just hanging out there ready for action.

Unknown said...

Or maybe they’re just walking talking dicks.

AlbertAnonymous said...

Embrace the power of “and”

Phil 3:14 said...

Projection much!

YoungHegelian said...

@Pants,

Is it that hard to not walk around trying to fuck everyone?

Actually, for quite a few men, the answer is yes.

For us men, the question isn't that there are such men. The question for us is why so many women give these men the time of day. Often, quite a bit more than the time of day, matter of fact.

It's good to remember in these situations that we're hearing about the moves that went bad, not the successful ones. These men behaved like this, well, because it worked often enough.

And what's really strange, is that the men that women seem to loath on sight, men who often are not thought of poorly by their fellow men, they're entirely innocent in these matters. The reason why? They're so loathed by women that they rarely get into close enough proximity to seriously misbehave.

Drago said...

LLR Chuck's pals are dropping like flies!

The Narrative hardest hit.

John Tuffnell said...

He can't blame it all on drinking. He did the real damage the next day by lying about who squeezed who and hurting the career prospects of whichever young woman reporter brushed him off. All the better to sort those who will and those who wont. Pretty soon all the boys know who will because they're still around. Exceptions made for superstars and Helen Thomas.

Saint Croix said...

I think the lesson for men to learn is that we have to go full relationship

marriage

or no relationship at all

anonymous sex

Saint Croix said...

It seems to me it's the relationship status that is getting these men in trouble

she knows your name, dummy!

also where you work!

tcrosse said...

Chicks like Bad Boys.
Not good news for us Nice Guys.

Lance said...

Thrush is a Clintonite. When does the Left start outing the Obama people? There's that famous photo of Favreau and his buddy molesting a Clinton cardboard cutout. You also had the rumors back in '09 about the Obama White House being unfriendly to women.

Big Mike said...

What Gahrie wrote.

Big Mike said...

You also had the rumors back in '09 about the Obama White House being unfriendly to women.

Why do Lefty women believe the bogus 77 cents statistic? Because in the Obama White House it was perfectly true.

YoungHegelian said...

@tcrosse,

And if you asked most of these liberal guys getting taken out now by scandal "Do you like women?" Not, "like" in the sense of "do you like to fuck women?", or not "do you think that women should have equal societal rights?" kind of "like", but "do you like women as human beings?" I would bet that almost all of them would say "Yes, very much so". This genuine fondness for women no doubt formed a vital part of the reason that women were comfortable with them.

While I think that the next crew of men to replace these guys will no doubt be more circumspect in their dicking, they also may be men whose behavior was constrained by the fact that they never really had much truck with women anyhow.

glenn said...

So now we get to the question of Thrush’s reporting. If he lied about all his encounters with the young ladies it’s probable that his writing ...... mmmmm .... shades the truth from time to time. I sure hope the Times is checking this. Because I know somebody is.

Temujin said...

It's OK to send your articles to the candidate from one party so that they can review and revise as necessary before it's printed. It's OK to prostrate yourself before that candidate's Chief of Staff, referring to yourself as a 'hack' (I'm not worthy. Please don't hate me). Not only is this all OK, it gets you a promotion from Politico to the New York Times.

Heh. And they say the times aren't what they used to be.

Bay Area Guy said...

How come NYT reporters walk around trying to fuck everything that moves?

William said...

I think the worst offense is not the failed pass but spreading false stories about the woman afterwards. He's not an honest witness, even to his own life. Aren't we entitled to wonder about what other things he's mendacious about?

Rick said...

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...
Is it that hard to not walk around trying to fuck everyone?


It seems a particular problem for dorks who aren't interesting enough for someone to sleep with them voluntarily.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Now JOHN CONYERS turn in the sexual harassment Olympics. It looks like the Congressional settlements are starting to see the light.

Now sexual harassment claims are going to be racist!

Rick said...

Not only is this all OK, it gets you a promotion from Politico to the New York Times.

Revealed preferences.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Buh-bye.

Drago said...

"Now sexual harassment claims are going to be racist!"

And potentially island-tipping-over bad!! (yes, I know that Hank Johnson said that, but whatever)

Drago said...

HoodlumDoodlum: "Buh-bye."

Not a chance. For the lefties, its always "Bro's before Ho's".

Spiros Pappas said...

Liberals don't do apologies well. Now Jimmy Swaggart could put on a show. He was caught consorting with a prostitute and the tears started to flow. "I have sinned against you Lord!!!" That's getting it down.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Unknown said...
“Is it that hard to not walk around trying to fuck everyone? I'm honestly befuddled.”

LOL! Good one! You’d think their dicks never were in their pants, just hanging out there ready for action.

11/20/17, 7:20 PM

These men are pigs, but just about every week there's a story about a female high school teacher who is caught screwing one of her male students, so it's not just men who can't control themselves. Why on earth a 30 year old woman is interested in a 16 year old boy instead of, you know, an actual man is beyond me. I don't understand that any more than I understand Louis CK's and Rose's and Weiner's urge to expose themselves.

The Godfather said...

"Is it that hard to not walk around trying to fuck everyone?"

In the '60's when I was in my late teens and early 20's I walked around WANTING to fuck (almost) every woman I met. But "trying" to do that would get you nowhere with most of them. First you had to take her out on what we called "dates", where you would buy her a meal and take her to a movie or a play or a concert or some other form of entertainment. You had to do this several times before making a serious move. And there was no guarantee that your move would be successful. Nowadays, I understand that the college kids (high school, too) do a thing called a "hook up", where they just pair off, get high, and wake up in bed the next morning not sure exactly what happened during the preceding 12 hours. It's a different world.

I'm not trying to excuse Glenn Thrust, I'm just trying to answer the question.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"It looks like the Congressional settlements are starting to see the light."

Given Slow Joe Biden's propensity to paw young girls and expose himself to female Secret Service agents, I wonder if any of those settlements went to cover his ass, so to speak.

Just when I thought I couldn't be any more disgusted with Congress, I find out they're using our money to settle and cover up their own pervy misbehavior.

Gusty Winds said...

Everybody please forget how liberal media shitheads treated Sarah Palin and other conservative women. Please give us all a break. Democrats and liberals don’t really care about any of this.

Rick said...

In the '60's when I was in my late teens and early 20's

Thrush is 50.

YoungHegelian said...

@Godfather,

I'm not trying to excuse Glenn Thrust, I'm just trying to answer the question.

You did that deliberately, didn't you, you bastard? And you thought no one would notice....

(Seriously, as Freudian typos go, that's a classic).

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

One thing I noticed about the Conyers story. The "settlement" was that Conyers office would pay her to "work" in his office for a few months. She was told not to show-up for work.

How is that legal. Is it. I and my Supervisor would be arrested and charged with ghost employment. I've seen it happen. Is this another law that exempts CongressCritters?

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Did we talk about Air Fuck One today. I just saw a story of 4 teen women claiming Bill assaulted them on a private plane. LolitaExpress?

Of course Hillary was right there to sic the private investigators on the 4 young girls.

narciso said...

In the maskirovna tent #1

https://mobile.twitter.com/joshdcaplan/status/932793161302380545

Kyzernick said...

Michael K @ 7:05:

It's not just one torpedo, doc. Someone fired a whole damn carrier-killing, keel-snapping spread, and they're all running hot and pinging away with seemingly unlimited fuel.

Personally, I can't wait for the next plume.

Gahrie said...

These men are pigs, but just about every week there's a story about a female high school teacher who is caught screwing one of her male students, so it's not just men who can't control themselves. Why on earth a 30 year old woman is interested in a 16 year old boy instead of, you know, an actual man is beyond me

I tried to make this point yesterday and a couple of days ago. It really is about sexually immorality across the board.

About the female high school teachers specifically:

1) Many if not most of them are married, so it's not about access to sex.
2) Most of them are reasonably attractive, and would be able to easily pick someone up at a bar on Friday and Saturday nights.
3) Many of them are lesbian relationships.

JAORE said...

it's NAUGHTY inside the blue bubble!

Unknown said...

Who will be the Republican that settlements were paid out for? Jackie Spiers said there was a Democrat and a Republican currently in office.

Mac McConnell said...

I wonder what Mrs. Thrush has to say about this.

wwww said...



I was out for a bit, did we reveal another creeper? -Alex Parker.

Drago said...

Inga: "Who will be the Republican that settlements were paid out for?"

I couldn't help but notice you skipped right over the dem that was accused.

Almost as if you had "forgotten" about him.

What a complete surprise.

Not to worry, by next week Inga and cookie will be telling us that John Conyers is a secret republican and an Uncle Tom.

Drago said...

"I was out for a bit, did we reveal another creeper? -Alex Parker."

Yes, John Conyers, Democrat.

Of course, Inga was so upset by this revelation that she skipped right over it and wants to speculate on who a republican abuser might be.

Naturally. Mustn't dwell on those 10,000 dems and dem enablers (and that's one of the real stories here isn't it? The literal ARMY of lefty dem female enablers who helped these guys).

glenn said...

“I was out for a bit, did we reveal another creeper? -Alex Parker.”

No but maybe tomorrow.

Unknown said...

“I couldn't help but notice you skipped right over the dem that was accused.”

Why the hell do you think I asked who the Republican was, you dumbass.

buwaya said...

The Conyers thing is especially interesting as it seems he used his staff to handle a lot of this, and used public funds as well.

The news was broken by Mike Cernovich, an "alt-right" figure, which is itself an interesting twist in independent reporting, as some of the figures involved or their agents trusted him with the affidavits.

bgates said...

this dynamic isn't left versus right. You'll misunderstand what's happening if you can only see it through a formal politics prism.

Yeah, it's not just Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey and Glenn Thrush and Charlie Rose and Louis CK and Al Franken and James Toback and NPR's Michael Oreskes and MSNBC's Mark Halperin and Jeffrey Tambor and Ben Affleck and Vox Media's - this is the name I'm seeing - "Lockhart Steele" and John Conyers.

There are also allegations that Roy Moore may have assaulted a girl several years before the beginning of his 32 year marriage, and George HW Bush is said to rest his hand on the bottom of the woman next to him when his photo is taken while he's in his wheelchair.

buwaya said...

The dynamic is also that all this was there to be found by the MSM. Which was in a position to know, so close are their contacts with Congressional staff, etc.

Day after day it becomes clear just how corrupt the entire media industry is.

When you see those talking heads, consider what they know and arent telling you.

And just how corrupt your representatives are, because they all knew; and their staff, because THEY all knew. And the "permanent" government, because, of course, they know.

And what else they know, that you have not (yet) heard of.

This is the nature of the "swamp", revealed, so far, by some random samples over the territory. You are governed by utter scoundrels, without exception, because even the "clean" ones know.

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Unknown said...

How easy it is to forget Bill O’ Reilly, Eric Bolling, and Roger Ailes huh?

buwaya said...

Ailes and O'Reilly and etc. also knew.

The whole system, from end to end, including, certainly, the "conservative" media, such as it is, who also sat on the whole thing. Imagine all the journalistic careers that could have been made turning up all this vast corruption, so easily found out, with something, it seems, at every hand. You can't spit in Washington without hitting a scoundrel worth a scoop.

Its interesting to think where all this is coming from.

bgates said...

How easy it is to forget Bill O’ Reilly, Eric Bolling, Roger Ailes and Brett Ratner

First, if you're trying to even the right-left disparity by putting music video and (largely terrible) movie director Brett Ratner on the scale for the right, you're basically conceding the point that this is overwhelmingly a problem of the left.

Second, I didn't so much forget about Eric Bolling as I had never heard of Eric Bolling. But ok, he's recent and he's a bigger deal than James Toback.

Third, I see your Roger Ailes and raise you an Anthony Weiner, if you want to go back to last year's headlines.

Bill O'Reilly, that's six months ago - and he says he didn't do anything wrong.

hombre said...

"How easy it is to forget Bill O’ Reilly, Eric Bolling, and Roger Ailes huh?"

They're not forgotten. They're just lost in an avalanche of Democrat politicos, leftmedia and celebrity icons.

wwww said...



Ah, let's not be naive about men. Creepers exist on all aspects of the political spectrum.

In any case, I've got generational thoughts. The under-Boomer left is good with throwing the Clintons & Kennedys under the bus. They are happy to clean house on the Hill. The right isn't the only political party in a Burn-It-All-Down sort of mood.

wwww said...



Another generational thought. Many of these creepers are Boomers. Are younger generations less likely to creep, or were they just too young & less likely to be in power?

buwaya said...

These are systems, not generations.

And what you all dont know about money-scandals is, well, on the scale of the US economy. Sex scandals are sexy, but money actually matters.

The scale of your problem is such that its quite as hard to grasp as the milky way galaxy. And the only way you are going to fix it is to eliminate the bulk of your public institutions, and then reconstruct them.

Yancey Ward said...

Progressives may want to think this will be balanced out, but I doubt it will- the left and right aren't really the same in this one important regard- it is harder to be a conservative and get away this behavior if you have a high political profile. If the gates are really opening up on the public revelations such behavior, it is extremely likely Democrats and liberals will be the vast majority of revealed perpetrators, in entertainment and media (for demographic reasons, too), but also in politics.

The Vault Dweller said...

I'm starting to think women need to tough it up. It is one of two things, if women are so fragile that they need the state or society to weigh in, in all these matters then they need to get tougher. The other way is that men and women are inherently incompatible in the workplace because men will always take advantage of women, if that is the case, the utilitarian morality applies and I want a workplace that has men rather than women, since men will accomplish more than women.

bgates said...

Ah, let's not be naive about men.

Ah, let's be able to count.

Its interesting to think where all this is coming from.

Yes it is. I'm not nearly enough of a Kremlinologist to identify a faction that's being weakened here - it's not all Clinton people or Obama people or Bernie people. On the other hand, our resident progs are very clear that this is a Man Problem. A year and a half ago, the clear beneficiary of a Man Problem would have been Hillary. (I wonder, had she realized what kind of trouble she was in, if she would have had the imagination to make this happen last summer.) Today? Who would want to defenestrate all of these Party loyalists for Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris?

exhelodrvr1 said...

Have things gotten worse in the past fifty years, or is it just a case of what previously would have been hidden behavior now being made public?

Charles said...

exhelodrvr1 - "Have things gotten worse in the past fifty years, or is it just a case of what previously would have been hidden behavior now being made public?"

Unfortunately I think it is the latter. These things have always gone on but now sunlight is being shined on it.

Amadeus 48 said...

How hard is it to act like a gentleman in a professional environment? Not very.

But when you have sacrificed all on the Clinton hill, you don't have much left to throw at Trump, and he becomes POTUS.

In the wake of Trump's victory, the Left is engaged in another purge in the grand tradition of the Soviets, trying to rid itself of the looters and wreckers.

As a classical liberal, I say good luck and Godspeed. Your gods are not my gods. May you destroy all within your ranks who offend your tribal taboos. Look how well it went for Stalin. Do you know of Stalin?

Mac McConnell said...

Simple rules, don't fuck the help, don't date the help, don't try to fuck job applicants, don't fuck married women. There was a time in American corporations that if two employees decided they wanted to date, one of them had to leave and it was up to the two individuals to decide which.

Michael K said...

The right isn't the only political party in a Burn-It-All-Down sort of mood.

No, I think this is battle space prep to go after Trump next year. We already see some of it.

"We got rid of Clinton so you must get rid of Trump."

The difference is that there are no examples of proven allegations about Trump.

There are allegations without any evidence, just like in the Moore case but Trump, who does say outrageous things, has no history of behavior like these other (mostly Democrats and leftists) men. The next thing that might come out would be allegations against powerful bisexual women.

The political left is always excited to find a Republican miscreant but they have been protecting the bad guys on their own side for so long that the flood will not stop just yet.

The misbehavior on the left goes back beyond even John Kennedy. Roosevelt died in the arms of his mistress.

Ted Kennedy is probably the most outrageous example with a death to his discredit, but Dodd and Frank and a whole litany of Democrats exist, mostly as a result of abortion politics and gay rights, which have both been staples of leftist politics for decades.

The destruction of the culture, mostly by Democrats , is also a factor.

Anonymous said...

"... after he was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior,"

Not "credibly accused", just "accused"?

So, all we have to do to destroy the lives of every single NYT writer is "accuse" them of a sexual crime? And since they could have a secret gay life, even men can do the accusing?

Wow, this is going to be fun!

Anonymous said...

"We got rid of Clinton so you must get rid of Trump."

No, they didn't. They fought and died on that hill.

You want to "get rid of Clinton", now? Then you need to burn down every single one of his former defenders who isn't willing to say "The Republicans, and Ken Starr were right, and I was wrong."

No ifs, ands, or buts about it. No "but the Republicans ...." It was wrong. it was indefensible, and you're not going to defend it at all.

Until the Left is willing to do that, they still own Clinton.

And Kennedy. and biden. And Franken. And Gerry Studds. And Barney Franks.

Until then, it's not principle, it's just political expediency. And we owe nothing to people who are merely operating on political expediency.

Doug said...

I started to think maybe I shouldn’t be in journalism if I couldn’t hang in a tough newsroom. I found myself on edge, nervous and anxious all the time. I started to believe I had brought this all on myself.
I'd like to start hearing from men about how on edge, nervous, and anxious they feel in the workplace.
The sexes being equal and all.

Anonymous said...

What's the point?

The point is that most of the support for the Left comes from the desire to receive an otherwise unearned stamp of moral and intellectual superiority by parroting its BS (AKA "Virtue Signaling").

If they want to remove the stain of Clinton, they're going to have to sacrifice that unearned sense of moral superiority. Which, frankly, i don't believe they'll be willing to do, because that would require them to engage in actual thought, and display actual judgment.

Martin said...

"Mr. Thrush was a star anti-GOP hatchet man at Politico before joining The Times..."

Fixed it for you.
****************************
It struck me today (d'oh) that what Trump said in the Access Hollywood tape was exactly, 100% correct--rich, famous men do get to take liberties with women who "let them." And what we have been seeing the last 2 months proves it.

This is aside from whatever Trump, himself, may or may not have ever done. But just taking his words at face value, he was telling the truth about a large class of people--rich powerful men and many of the women who are around them (for one reason or another).

It is actually getting to be a rather old story--Trump tells the truth and people get the vapors as if he is somehow responsible for the state of the world.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Martin said...

It is actually getting to be a rather old story--Trump tells the truth and people get the vapors as if he is somehow responsible for the state of the world.
11/21/17, 2:52 PM


"I never gave anybody hell. I just told the truth and they think it's hell."