NYT, down on Trump's 'sexual harassment,' reinstates sexually harassing reporter

NYT, down on Trump's "sexual harassment," reinstates sexually harassing reporter

Glenn Thrush is a senior White House reporter for the New York Times. You know he's an odd guy simply by looking at him because he always wears a hat indoors.

Thrush was accused of sexually harassing a bunch of women at the New York Times.  The Times investigated, found him guilty, and...is keeping him on staff.

Here's one account from a writer at the hard-left news site Vox:

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.

And here's more:

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.

Although Vox is a hard-left news site, it also tries to be "hip," using terms like "weirded out" to appeal to young people who are inarticulate.

The Times will assign him to a new beat when he returns, executive editor Dean Baquet announced on Wednesday. [He was a White House reporter.]

Thrush will also receive "training designed to improve his workplace conduct," according to the email sent to staff by Baquet.

The article also said Thrush is some kind of drug addict, that he's getting "substance abuse treatment."  Maybe that's why the Times is keeping him on, because he has a reliable dealer.

Whatever the reason they are keeping him on, the Times finds that he did sexually harass women, but the paper is not firing him for it.  Instead, the Times is simply reassigning him to another beat.

Now, the Times is a publication that has criticized President Trump repeatedly for allegedly sexually harassing women.  And now, after investigating one of its own reporters and finding him guilty of sexual harassment, they are keeping him on.  It shows a suspicious double standard.

Thrush, by the way, was the reporter who wrote articles about Hillary Clinton, clearing articles with her before publication.  Maybe there was collusion?  After all, we don't know where Thrush got his drugs from.  I'm not saying he got the drugs from the Clinton campaign, but don't you think we need a special counsel to investigate Thrush's collusion with the Clinton campaign?  Perhaps the Justice Department could appoint someone as impartial to Thrush as Robert Mueller is toward President Trump.  I understand that Donald Trump, Jr. is available.

Questions for discussion:

1) Thrush is being transferred off the White House beat.  What do you think his new job will be?  Would you read a weather report if you knew it had been written by Glenn Thrush?

2) We are told that Thrush will be "trained," like a cocker spaniel, perhaps.  What sort of training will Thrush receive?  Will he learn how not to kiss coworkers or how not to touch their thighs?  How do you train someone not to kiss other people?

3) Do you think that, as with Al Franken, the Times waited to see if Roy Moore was elected before deciding the fate of Glenn Thrush?

4) Given Thrush's drug addiction, should the DEA be interested in searching his ever present hat?

Ed Straker is the senior writer at Newsmachete.com.

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