Another day, another left leaning media namesake has been taken down a notch over sexual misconduct allegations.
This time it's a member of the notoriously biased “Fake News” outlet the New York Times.
Glenn Thrush, of the New York Times is well known as an outlandish liberal in his role as a White House correspondent.
Now however, he'll be known for the labels against him after he's been suspended for sexual misconduct claims.
The first allegation made against Thrush states that he abandoned a woman after he made unwanted sexual advances towards her and she denied him.
<a href="https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/20/16678094/glenn-thrush-new-york-times">Vox published the story</a>, in which the one-time supposed “male feminist” liberal Thrush, allegedly lives a different life than that of which he pretends to portray in the limelight.
The 50-year-old left wing whacko Thrush is something of a prized possession for the New York Times, considered a hero of sorts.
When in fact, if the allegations are correct, he was somewhat of a misogynist, something Democrats claim doesn't exist on their side of the aisle.
“He kept saying he’s an advocate for women and women journalists,” the victim said. “That’s how he presented himself to me. He tried to make himself seem like an ally and a mentor.”
According to her, they went out together for a few drinks at a Washington Street bar, of which afterwards Thrush made sexual advances towards her.
Once she refused, she claims that he left her abandoned on the street corner.
What happens afterwards is the really concerning part.
I'd like to make a few points first and foremost.
One, at what point do we realize this may be a ploy of overreaction? Is it not normal for a flirtatious couple, male and female, for someone to make an advance at some point?
I'm not condoning sexual assault. In any way.
Unwanted advances should be interpreted as such. However there are some cases which, in my eyes, may be blown out of proportion.
It's something we need to really think about. I'm right leaning, and so far the majority of these cases to support my agenda (we all have an agenda, to support our ideology) by being against Democrats and leftists.
What happens when a normal guy is dating a girl and goes in for a kiss though? Where do we draw the line?
Say that happens and he's refused. Thirty years from then he can then have those claims against him brought up and ruin his career? Insanity. Truly.
Okay, reverting back to the story after I gave you my thoughts.
A friend of the woman who claims she was “sexually assaulted” by Glenn Thrush the next day starts texting Glenn.
23-year-old Bianca Padró Ocasio, also a journalist, and well, she screenshotted the conversation and gave it to Vox for their article.
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“I want to make sure you don’t lure young women aspiring journalists into those situations ever again,” she texted him. “So help me out here. How can I do that?”
“I don’t lure anybody ever,” he wrote, according to screenshots provided by Padró Ocasio. “I got drunk because I got some shitty health news. And I am acutely aware of the hurdles that young women face in this business and have spent the better part of 20 years advocating for women journalists.”
Now keep in mind this was used as a reason for his suspension from the New York Times.
While I'm loving the fact that a New York Times reporter falls down, this seems to me like a baseless setup and smear campaign.
I don't see any factual evidence here to support the idea Glenn Thrush did something wrong.
So he left a girl on the street corner? Maybe not the best reaction, but a crime? I just don't see it.
We're reaching peak levels of feminist mentality folks.
We have to be very cautious as to how we approach these claims.
Now the author of the Vox piece, Laura McGann, claims she also experienced similar actions but worse from Thrush.
Okay, so she's pointing out what she calls a “pattern” from Glenn Thrush.
That's interesting, and this supports as well as warrants further investigation.
According to McGann she knows others who claimed to be victims of Thrush well enough to write the following about him:
<blockquote>”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.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”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.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”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.”</blockquote>
Alright, so multiple women have come forth with similar allegations and it seems as if he's a repeat offender based upon those claims.
However, according to Thrush it's a major misinterpretation, but he does admit he acted inappropriately.
“I apologize to any woman who felt uncomfortable in my presence, and for any situation where I behaved inappropriately. Any behavior that makes a woman feel disrespected or uncomfortable is unacceptable,” Thrush said.
McGann goes on to write of her experience:
<blockquote>”On that night five years ago, I joined Thrush and a handful of other reporters for a few rounds at the Continental, a Politico hangout in Rosslyn, Virginia. At first, nothing seemed strange, until the crowd had dwindled down to Thrush, me, and one other female colleague.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”Thrush tossed a $20 bill at her and told her to take a cab and leave us, “the grown-ups,” alone. 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.”</blockquote>
<blockquote>”In the morning, Thrush sent me an apologetic email. I didn’t save it, but I recall it as similar to the one he would later send to Padró Ocasio’s friend in June. He said he was sorry, but he didn’t say for what, exactly.”</blockquote>
So he apparently did indeed press these types of incidents often, with multiple women.
There's really not a defense for those claims.
Now it seems while the New York Times Investigates, Glenn Thrush has been suspended.
“The behavior attributed to Glenn in this Vox story is very concerning and not in keeping with the standards and values of The New York Times,” said Eileen Murphy, the senior vice president of communications for the New York Times, in a written statement.
Murphy went on to say, “We intend to fully investigate and while we do, Glenn will be suspended. We support his decision to enter a substance abuse program. In the meantime, we will not be commenting further.”
These are undoubtedly uncharted waters, of which men are going to have to be incredibly cautious (Glenn Thrush claims to not have realized his wrongdoings at the time, despite being denied repeatedly) as to how they choose to act in the future.
If a woman says no, that should be the end of it in my opinion, but there are many who are going to come out with similar claims out of a vindictive nature too.
For now however, the New York Times liberal and self described “feminist” is out of the White House.
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