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Sun Jan 28, 2018, 11:52 AM

The NYT Continues to Shield a Prominent Reporter Accused of Serial Harassment

Apparently, the New York Times considers itself an exception to the rules and has little problem employing a double standard in the service of shielding and protecting one of its top money makers, serial sexual harasser Glenn Thrush.

As per the original story in Vox:

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.

Details of their stories suggest a pattern. All of the women were in their 20s at the time. They were relatively early in their careers compared to Thrush, who was the kind of seasoned journalist who would be good to know. At an event with alcohol, he made advances. Afterward, they (as I did) thought it best to stay on good terms with Thrush, whatever their feelings.

From the HuffPo story:

“We’re not really sure what the message is here,” one woman told HuffPost. “I feel really conflicted.” Another lamented that while the Times took careful steps to nurture and protect its star male reporter, there were loads of women struggling to get help with flat-lining careers inside the newsroom. For her, the Thrush decision was another painful reminder of how the Times is failing its female reporters.

Every woman who works at the Times has to go to work tomorrow knowing that that’s the decision they made,” Kate Harding, who hosts the Feminasty podcast, tweeted Wednesday. “That’s whose career matters. That’s who they’ll go the extra mile for.

According to Business Insider, many women at Vox (which broke the story) were unhappy with a Vanity Fair story's minimization on the impact to the victims, saying it:

"papered over the accusations against Thrush, and set the stage for his return to the Times."

Maggie Haberman, a long time friend of Thrush, who landed a lucrative deal for a book she will co-write with the offender, has made no public comment on either Thrush's history of sleazy serial harassment or her employer's decision to shield him.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/20/16678094/glenn-thrush-new-york-times

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-york-times-thrush-women_us_5a3c0b28e4b0b0e5a7a0b49f

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/20/business/media/glenn-thrush-suspension-white-house.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/12/21/the-new-york-times-angers-and-puzzles-some-journalists-by-keeping-accused-sexual-harasser-glenn-thrush/?utm_term=.655cf645e4cc

http://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-times-divided-over-glenn-thrush-sexual-harassment-allegations-2017-12

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Reply The NYT Continues to Shield a Prominent Reporter Accused of Serial Harassment (Original post)
lapucelle Jan 2018 OP
dalton99a Jan 2018 #1
yardwork Jan 2018 #2
lapucelle Jan 2018 #10
NurseJackie Jan 2018 #21
IluvPitties Jan 2018 #3
HipChick Jan 2018 #4
IluvPitties Jan 2018 #5
HipChick Jan 2018 #7
lapucelle Jan 2018 #8
bettyellen Jan 2018 #33
lapucelle Jan 2018 #11
Gabi Hayes Jan 2018 #6
lapucelle Jan 2018 #9
Gabi Hayes Jan 2018 #12
lapucelle Jan 2018 #13
Gabi Hayes Jan 2018 #15
lapucelle Jan 2018 #14
R B Garr Jan 2018 #16
lapucelle Jan 2018 #17
mcar Jan 2018 #18
lapucelle Jan 2018 #19
mcar Jan 2018 #20
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2018 #23
Skittles Jan 2018 #24
R B Garr Jan 2018 #29
lapucelle Jan 2018 #38
sheshe2 Jan 2018 #44
lapucelle Jan 2018 #45
NurseJackie Jan 2018 #22
mcar Jan 2018 #31
lapucelle Jan 2018 #25
George II Jan 2018 #26
lapucelle Jan 2018 #28
Me. Jan 2018 #27
Cha Jan 2018 #35
Me. Jan 2018 #39
Cha Jan 2018 #40
Cha Jan 2018 #41
lunamagica Jan 2018 #30
ismnotwasm Jan 2018 #32
Cha Jan 2018 #34
lapucelle Jan 2018 #36
ehrnst Jan 2018 #37
brer cat Jan 2018 #42
TexasTowelie Jan 2018 #43
sheshe2 Jan 2018 #46

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:00 PM

1. Kick

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:04 PM

2. The NYT keeps running hit pieces on Hillary while employing a sexual harasser.

It's disgusting. Maggie Haberman has zero credibility. I will never buy her book. She helped get Trump elected and now she is trying to make money off it.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:46 PM

10. It's remarkable how they look the other way

when it's one of their own.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 02:05 PM

21. "THEY LOOK THE OTHER WAY" ... yes, they certainly do. So hypocritical...

10. It's remarkable how they look the other way
when it's one of their own.
"THEY LOOK THE OTHER WAY" ... yes, they certainly do. So hypocritical... so transparent... so obvious what's going on.

They think we're blind. They think we're stupid. But, I guess the "rules" are different for them. The "rules" are in their favor when it comes to the different standards applied to Hillary.

Thanks for posting this!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:13 PM

3. I have heard other people in the media defend Thrush

I am not sure what to think about this one.

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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:23 PM

4. What on earth is there to think about?

He's a serial sexual predator..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:26 PM

5. I don't know if there is anything else to the story.

Given today's climate, why was he given another chance?

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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:31 PM

7. Agree...he blames drink..

Got drunk...made advances...and NYT is playing double standards..

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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:35 PM

8. The piggish Thrush "remembers it differently".

According to Vox reporter Laura McGann:

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 [where one of the incidents of harassment began] — 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.

Apparently Thrush abuses and then gaslights his victims.

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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 04:36 PM

33. Another part of the story is him gossiping to colleagues about the women - that it was they who

 

We’re making advances to him, and he rebuffing them.

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Response to IluvPitties (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:50 PM

11. The media is adept at absolving itself of any responsibility.

They did everything in their power to normalize Trump and demonize the Democrats and now wring their hands and twist their pearls over the abuses of the presidency they promoted.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:27 PM

6. maggie is too busy with her moldy Hillary blockbuster

 

Needs her access to further her career

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:44 PM

9. Isn't it odd how few people are outraged

over the newspaper of record shielding a sexual predator AT THIS VERY MOMENT?

And it's shocking to know that silence and complicity has a price tag for those with positions of influence and power.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:50 PM

12. But but emails!

 

Still remember how you put into context the huge crock the classified email BS was

That, more than any single instance (we don’t know the full extent of the treason yet, of course) cost her the electoral college

I said it when Comey dropped his dime, and was scorned for my trouble

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 12:59 PM

13. The NYT looked the other way on several stories

in the run-up to the 2016 that did not fit their narrative

But they had no problem opening up their checkbook to pay for exclusive rights to print excerpts from the discredited and widely-denounced, Mercer-funded right wing screed "Clinton Cash".

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 01:07 PM

15. The list is very long

 

Jeff Gerth is a point on the timeline

Judy Miller

Curveball

Enough.....stomach/heart sounds.....

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 01:02 PM

14. And now the NYT has its knickers in a knot

over something that happened 10 years ago despite the fact that they are doing something similar, but far worse, as we speak.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 01:19 PM

16. KnR! nt

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Response to R B Garr (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 01:27 PM

17. ...

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 01:34 PM

18. The Clinton Rules in effect still

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Response to mcar (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 01:49 PM

19. It's amazing how many of the recently woke who were outraged yesterday

over something that happened 10 years ago have absolutely nothing to say about something that is going on at this very moment.

Perhaps they fell back asleep.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 01:55 PM

20. It's not about Hillary now so they don't care

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 02:33 PM

23. So true! Sexual predators should be rooted out of the workplace... period!

No excuse for failing to act.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 02:33 PM

24. yup

it is pathological and it never ends

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 02:52 PM

29. Yes, I saw the ZZzzs snore emoticon from one outraged

about Clinton only. Any other politician, one who even called an accused “good friends”, gets a total pass. That kind of hypocrisy says it all. Stick a fork in him, he’s done — that would be a consistent response. The phony outrage trolling is very apparent.

Thanks again for this illuminating thread, lapucelle.

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Response to R B Garr (Reply #29)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 06:10 PM

38. To be fair, R B, it was the middle of the night in Moscow.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #38)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 09:47 PM

44. Good one!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #44)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 09:50 PM

45. ...

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Response to mcar (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 02:12 PM

22. Excellent description. It's as bad as North Carolina gerrymandering...

18. The Clinton Rules in effect still
Excellent description. It's as bad as North Carolina gerrymandering when you try to figure out why up is down and down is up. Hillary will always be attacked and she'll never be permitted to defend herself.

But, it looks like the NYT has figured out how they word... they just can't explain why it's fair, nor can they explain the hypocrisy.

Here's the thing: If she's "silent" then they say it means she's "guilty". If she defends herself, they they say it proves she's "guilty". If she laughs it off and ridicules her accusers, they claim it means she has a "guilty-conscience".

If anyone comes to her aid (from the highest office to the lowly blogger or discussion-board participant) they are accused of being "complicit" or other such nonsense.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 03:48 PM

31. This is so true, Jackie

Here's the thing: If she's "silent" then they say it means she's "guilty". If she defends herself, they they say it proves she's "guilty". If she laughs it off and ridicules her accusers, they claim it means she has a "guilty-conscience".


Or she's "defensive," or her response is "poll-driven" and not genuine, blah, blah, blah.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 02:40 PM

25. It's chilling to know that an institution like the NYT enables and protects predators.

Last edited Sun Jan 28, 2018, 07:29 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 02:44 PM

26. Big difference between this story and the one they ran the other day is, Clinton didn't "shield"....

....the offender in her campaing, but the NY Times IS shielding this one.

The NY Times is becoming a very disappointing media outlet.

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Response to George II (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 02:49 PM

28. And apparently those who run the Times have such an inflated sense of entitlement

that they have no problem calling people out for something that happened 10 years ago that the Times itself is doing at this very moment.

Glenn Thrush should have been fired. Apparently the NYT exempts itself from the rules they retroactively set for others.

#FireThrush

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 02:48 PM

27. Mind Boggling

but then this is the paper who printed an OP endorsing Stephen Miller this week so why would we expect integrity.

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Response to Me. (Reply #27)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 05:08 PM

35. And, this is the paper that had a big hand

in bringing us the War on Iraq with judy miller.

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Response to Cha (Reply #35)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 06:39 PM

39. Completely Forgoet About That Fiasco

and while I thought SNL last night was a complete waste of time, Will F. made one excellent point in his portrayal of GWB. Not only did he start that fake war, we're still there.

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Response to Me. (Reply #39)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 06:41 PM

40. I read about Will Farrell

as bush last night.

Glad that was included.

Thanks, Me

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Response to Me. (Reply #39)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 06:51 PM

41. That was Good! I just saw it in Vids..



Hope the bushers liked it.

Mahalo!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 03:28 PM

30. K&R for visibility.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 03:49 PM

32. Thats how they roll

It made the hit piece on Hillary even more disgusting

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 05:06 PM

34. But, maggie haberman will write a FAKE Hit Job

with thrush about Hillary "shielding" the same kind of guy as thrush.

Mahalo for all your research on who is actually "Shielding", lapucelle.

haberman has a lot of gd nerve.

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Response to Cha (Reply #34)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 05:09 PM

36. Mahalo

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 05:30 PM

37. Promoting a book, using "the Clinton Rules" of different more vindictive standards for

Bill and Hillary than anyone else doing the same or worse.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 07:08 PM

42. K&R

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 08:57 PM

43. K&R. nt

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 09:53 PM

46. K&R

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