Twitter Slams NYT Decision to Keep Glenn Thrush, Kick Him Off WH Beat: ‘Absolutely Disgraceful’


This post is by Joe DePaolo from Mediaite


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It was a decision that seemed to please nobody. Wednesday afternoon, The New York Times announced — after an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct — that Glenn Thrush will retain his job, but move off the White House beat following a suspension which will last for approximately the next month. The Times received criticism from many different constituencies after the move was made public. Progressives blasted the paper for undermining their own reporters who have reported on stories of sexual misconduct. Conservatives ripped the Times — an outlet many on the right perceive to lean liberal — for showing favor to a reporter who has done some tough reporting on Tepublicans, notably President Donald Trump. And journalists on Twitter were perplexed by the idea of the Times retaining Thrush but moving him off his beat, one on which he has spent years developing high-level sources. Here’s a sample of reaction from social media: [image via screengrab] —— Follow Joe DePaolo (@joe_depaolo) on Twitter

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