The New York Times Suspends White House Correspondent

Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders
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The Story:

News website Vox, a pioneer of “explanatory journalism,” revealed in a story posted Monday, November 20, that Glenn Thrush, a renowned and influential New York Times reporter who has covered the White House for years, has a habit of pressing unwanted sexual advances on young women seeking an ally and mentor in the field.

Background:

The Times has some claim to having kicked off the current round of ‘outings’ of prominent men, from Hollywood moguls and stand-up comics to sitting Senators and aspirants for such a seat, as sexual harassers. It was the Times that ran the seminal October 5 story about producer Harvey Weinstein. An ironist might see the charges against Thrush as the completion of a circle.

The Thing to Know:

The Times has suspended Thrush while it investigates. It also says that Thrush has entered a substance abuse treatment program, and the company supports his decision to do so.

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