Despite portraying itself as an unbiased source for political news, Politico has a reputation for being a leading member of the vast Democrat Media Complex, but on Monday we learn that the criticism of overwhelming liberal bias isn’t imagined — it’s confirmed.
On Monday, WikiLeaks released an email between Politico’s chief political correspondent Glenn Thrush and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta in which Thrush asks Podesta to approve of a story he was writing and furthermore describes himself as a political “hack” for Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party.
Additionally, Thrush strongly requests that Podesta keep their little exchange secret.
“No worries Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u,” Thrush wrote to Podesta. “Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this Tell me if I fucked up anything.”
The Daily Caller reached out to Politico for a response to the leak and spokesman Brad Dayspring responded that Glenn Thrush has a “self-deprecating sense of humor” from his “being born and raised in Brooklyn” and said that “Glenn does this with everybody on both sides of the aisle.”
The DC then asked Politico the following follow-up questions, which they assert has not been answered:
- Can Thrush provide specific examples of Republican campaign chairmen he’s treated the same way by email?
- Dayspring said these emails were “illegally” obtained. What does that have to do with anything? Does Politico believe these emails should never have become public?
- Dayspring said he has “firsthand knowledge and experience that Glenn does this with everybody.” Did Thrush do this while Dayspring worked for Rep. Eric Cantor?
- Will Thrush face any consequences for his behavior?
It’s one thing to assume this type of liberal media bias exists based upon clear-eyed observations over time. But it’s something else entirely when they are caught red-handed. Clearly, Thrush calling himself a “hack” was tinged with humor, probably a tongue-in-cheek comment, but for all jokes to be funny, they must have an element of truth to them, right?