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White House Reporter Glenn Thrush Stars in Latest Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Star New York Times White House reporter Glenn Thrush is the latest man with a position of power in his profession to be accused of using it to engage in aggressive, unwanted sexual advances toward young women. The Times has suspended Thrush pending further investigation.

According to Vox:

Thrush, 50, is one of the New York Times’s star White House reporters whose chronicles of the Trump administration recently earned him and his frequent writing partner Maggie Haberman a major book deal.

Thrush and the young woman met at her colleague’s going-away party at a bar near the Politico newsroom, she told me, and shared a few rounds of drinks in a booth. The night, she said, ended on a Washington street corner, where Thrush left her in tears after she resisted his advances.

The encounter was troubling enough to the woman that her friend Bianca Padró Ocasio, also 23 and a journalist, confronted Thrush about his behavior via text message the next day.

“I want to make sure you don’t lure young women aspiring journalists into those situations ever again,” she texted. “So help me out here. How can I do that?” . . .

If Thrush is acutely aware of what young women face in the business of political journalism, he should also know it’s because he himself is one of the problems women face. Five years ago, when Thrush and I were colleagues at Politico, I was in the same bar as Padró Ocasio’s friend — perhaps the same booth — when he caught me off guard, put his hand on my thigh, and suddenly started kissing me. Thrush says that he recalls the incident differently.

11 Responses to White House Reporter Glenn Thrush Stars in Latest Sexual Misconduct Scandal

  1. As a lone(?) voice of sanity in a screaming bedlam of accusations of men acting like men, enough is enough!
    If a young woman shares a nice evening with a man, drinking – maybe some slight flirting or flattery- and he makes a “move”, then accept it as a reality, not a crime, not a perversion of sexual engagement between men and women.
    There is an unwritten rule that men are allowed to try, nicely, but if they fail, they must move on.
    It’s the threats, the forcible moves, the violence that is punishable and should be prosecuted in some manner.
    In the story above, the woman was not threatened, endured violent moves, or in any way violated. Causing a man to lose his livelihood is wrong, forcing a man to withdraw from public life is wrong if all they did was be aggressive – as men are programmed to be.

    I don’t know the man in question or the woman, but to lose his job for an innocent courting or question is way beyond what is called for.

  2. All these little minions are nothing but a distraction. I want that big rotten lying cheating big fish Bubba Clinton to fall on the sword. Then I’ll be happy

    • Did you read the article about how MAYBE bill clinton shouldn’t have been given a pass by all his minions? The left’s situation ethics have swung away from the saint clinton camp.

  3. Since when does behaving like an a** equate to sexual harassment? Yes, I realize that this is the left’s doing and while it is a little funny that some of (many?) of their own have been caught in this web of their own making, I for one have a hard time caring about this issue. It’s become trivialized when even one “incident” means someone is a sexual predator. Ridiculous.

    • The current “witch hunt”, where even a careless remark or a touch on one’s knee is sexual harassment, minimises the suffering of those who have actually been assaulted or raped.

      • Agree. And how do the victims of some of these “real” crimes feel, whose attackers got a slap on the hand in the court system? Destroying someone’s career and ability to make money for acting like a rube is a far cry worse than a suspended sentence or 100 hours of community service.