WikiLeaks: Politico Reporter Offered Clinton Camp Chance to Edit Story
Glenn Thrush says 'I have become a hack' in offering Podesta chance to censor his article
The latest trove of emails released by WikiLeaks Monday proves even further collusion between large, ostensibly mainstream media outlets and the Democratic Party.
In an astonishing email, Politico chief White House political correspondent and senior staff writer Glenn Thrush ran his latest article by Hillary Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta to make sure nothing offended the Clinton henchman.
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“Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u [sic],” Thrush wrote to Podesta. “Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this … tell me if I f***ed up anything,” he continued.
“OTR: No problems here,” Podesta responded.
The revelation comes on the same day as the release of a new report by the Center for Public Integrity, which showed that the vast majority of politically active journalists have donated money to the Clinton campaign.
The watchdog found that “people identified in federal campaign finance filings as journalists, reporters, news editors or television news anchors — as well as other donors known to be working in journalism” — have given over $396,000 to the 2016 presidential campaigns. More than 96 percent of it has gone to Clinton.