Have you ever heard of Glenn Thrush? He is the self-described “hack” who, while working at Politico, sent a story he was working on to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta for his approval. “I will send u the whole section that pertains to u,” he wrote. “Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this.” Too late! Wikileaks published the communication so all the world knows about it now. The New York Times must have liked what they saw, for they just hired Thrush away from Politico. “We’re thrilled that Glenn Thrush is joining the Times,” chirped Elisabeth Bumiller, the paper’s Washington bureau chief. “He’s a premier political journalist, a master of breaking news and long-form story telling and a stellar addition to our White House team.” What can we say?

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