Monday, April 15, 2024

New York Times White House Reporter Glenn Thrush Suspended Over Sexual Harassment Charges, Parodied on “SNL” Last Season


Remember Glenn Thrush? In Melissa McCarthy’s famous Emmy winning “SNL” sketch as Sean Spicer, McCarthy– as the then White House press secretary– cried: “Everyone here hates Glenn Thrush.”

Now Vox has broken a story about charges of sexual harassment against Thrush, and the Times has suspended him pending review. Thrush may have known this was in the works. He ignominiously closed his Twitter account two months ago, on September 19th, after running to a lot of flack.

Thrush is also best known as the best friend at the Times of Maggie Haberman, who is often a Trump apologist to get in the president’s good graces.

Spicer, Sarah Huckster Sanders, and Trump himself, maybe even The Mooch are probably raising a glass of Champagne right now. This is a black eye for the Times at the moment it’s least needed.

Take a look back at Melissa McCarthy and Bobby Moynihan. Prescient, no?


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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