Networks Ignore NYT White House Correspondent Suspension

Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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Broadcast and cable news stations have chosen not to cover news that The New York Times suspended its White House correspondent, Glenn Thrush, over sexual misconduct allegations.

A Vox article alleges that Thrush made unwanted sexual advances on young female journalists and they felt obligated to continue to be cordial to him because of his powerful position in the media world. Some of the women Vox spoke to said they felt uncomfortable or gross after their encounters with Thrush but were afraid of retribution if were rude to him. (RELATED: New York Times White House Correspondent Suspended Amidst Sexual Misconduct Allegations) 

Fox News reported on Thrush’s suspension twice on Monday, but CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC did not mention a word.

MSNBC’s silence is particularly interesting given that Thrush is a regular contributor at the network. MSNBC said it was going to await the results of NYT’s investigation into Thrush before it made a decision on his fate.

“We’re awaiting the outcome of the Times’ investigation. He currently has no scheduled appearances,” MSNBC said in a statement.

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