Twitter Blows Up Over Sexual Misconduct Claims Against NYT’s Glenn Thrush: ‘So Disturbing and Sick’


With the possible exception of his colleague Maggie Haberman, New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush is the biggest star of all the print journalists on the White House beat. He was even lampooned on Saturday Night Live — as a regular target for Melissa McCarthy’s iconic Sean Spicer. And he and Haberman have frequently teamed up to produce scoops which have rocked the Beltway.

But now, Thrush finds himself on the wrong end of a blockbuster report. Vox, on Monday, published multiple accounts of women alleging that Thrush made unwanted advances toward them — including a first-person claim from the story’s author, Laura McGann.

The Times reacted swiftly, suspending Thrush pending an investigation into the allegations. Twitter reacted even more swiftly, and furiously. Here’s a sampling of the chatter from journalists and others:



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