New York Times Reporter Glenn Thrush Comes Out of Twitter Retirement

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New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush returned from a self-imposed Twitter exile with a vengeance Thursday, tweeting out his latest article before releasing pent-up Twitter fire.

The first tweet, a link to a recent story Ben Carson’s unfortunate $31,000 dining set, quickly racked up more than 2,000 retweets.

Thrush returned “to promote my stories and the great work of others on a new beat that ain’t typically Twitter candy,” he told TheWrap.

Last year, Thrush caused a minor stir when he officially swore off the platform, saying it was “too much of a distraction.” The New York Times reporter walked back his original plan to delete the account outright — Thrush has more than 340,000 followers — and elected to have it sit dormant.

His last tweet before yesterday was from Sept. 19, 2017.

Thrush’s decision came a time that would prove to be the last few months before he got caught up in the New York Times’ most visible #MeToo scandal.

In November, Vox Media published a lengthy piece accusing Thrush of multiple instances of misconduct while he was a reporter at Politico. After an internal investigation, the Times allowed Thrush to keep his job, but suspended him for two months and ordered him to a new beat covering “the social safety net in the age of Trump, particularly HUD and HHS”

Thrush is also an MSNBC contributor and one-time regular on “Morning Joe.” It remains to be seen whether he will ever join Joe and Mika back on set.

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