In the a recent AP article, “What do Americans want from journalism?” Lauren Easton states, “A new study by the Media Insight Project . . . survey of 2,700 people finds that most Americans do not share key journalism values of transparency, holding the powerful to account, giving voice to the voiceless, and spotlighting problems.”
Lest we forget, it was the “paper of record’, the New York Times, that knowingly hired a self-described hack for Hilary Clinton and the powerful.
Politico’s Glenn Thrush, who was exposed in WikiLeaks emails sending stories to Hillary Clinton staffers before publication, will be joining the New York Times to cover the White House, The Huffington Post reported Monday.
“We’re thrilled that Glenn Thrush is joining The Times,” Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times’ Washington bureau chief, told The Huffington Post. “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.”
While Bumiller described Thrush as a “premier political journalist,” in one email to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, Thrush chose to describe himself as a “hack.”
“No worries Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u,” Thrush wrote to Podesta in an April 2015 email. “Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this Tell me if I fucked up anything.”