CNN Takes Back Jeffery Toobin After He Did This on Zoom

Jeffrey Toobin Zoom Call

Today’s commentary deals with a story that has nothing to do with politics or important issues.  But it is just too mind-boggling to take a pass on.  It is about sexual gratification.  Now that I have your interest …

Let me first say that I am by far no prude – and normally I fully support the rights of people to do as they please in private.  That includes many things some folks see as perverted or immoral.  As long as the please is not hurtful or harmful to others – or oneself – I am okay with it.

CNN announced that chief political analyst, Jeffery Toobin, will be returning to work after being suspended since last October.   And why, you may ask, was he suspended? Allow me to bring you up to date. 

Toobin was on a Zoom conference call with colleagues from The New Yorker – where he was also a columnist — when he apparently removed his private member and began to … well you know what.  In other words, he was caught rosie handed in an act of auto-erotica.  It has never been revealed whether he was motivated by boredom or aroused by one of the other participants.  I guess we will never know.

Even a person with libertine values has to wonder what ever would motivate a person to do such a thing.  Being caught on camera is only incidental.  Why was he moved to self-gratification while on a business conference call?

Toobin has apologized, of course.  He claims that he did not realize that his computer cam was on at the time.  As a person with limited technical facility when it comes to the computer and the Internet, I can understand his technical problem.  But the question posed in the previous paragraph still stands.

We can recall another cyber scandal that arose when former Congressman Anthony Wiener accidentally sent his X-rated images to his entire email list.  For all the trouble Wiener got into with his cyber-sex activities, at least he was not carrying on during business communications – at least as far as we know.

In a back-to-work interview with Alisyn Camerota, Toobin admitted to being a “flawed human being who makes mistakes.” He described his conduct as “deeply moronic and indefensible.” Touché.

In addition to his apology to his wife, family, CNN, the folks on his Zoom conference and the world-at-large, Toobin has gone into therapy.  That would suggest that the incident is part of a much broader sexual addiction.  That makes sense.  It is not likely he would have – or even could have – done what he did if he did not have at least a threshold level of sexual obsession.

The greater issue is not what he did.  Had he been a salesman for a shoe company, it would not have drawn much public attention.  But Toobin is a highly paid millionaire ($10 million, to be precise) with a job that requires high levels of credibility.  In news media, image and integrity is everything.

So, should CNN have reinstated Toobin?

If it were my decision, I would not.  It is going to be difficult to take him seriously.  Whenever he appears on the screen, he will be known as the Zoom-bater.  It is the same problem MSNBC had with “Eleventh Hour” host Bryan Williams.  He was booted from the prime-time NBC anchor position when it was revealed that he made up a number of his reports.  He was suspended until the station resurrected him for the junior network’s late-night show.  I cannot watch “Eleventh Hour” with any degree of credibility as long as Williams is at the helm.

Toobin does have his defenders, Joy Behar, of “The View” saw nothing particularly wrong with what Toobin did.  She proclaimed that there is nothing wrong with masturbating.  I agree.  But there is something quite wrong with doing it during a business conference call.  Behar seems to have missed that nuance.

Unlike CNN, The New Yorker did fire Toobin.  I imagine that putting him in the same office with the people who witness his indiscretion would be rather uncomfortable for all concerned.  The only thing worse than watching Toobin return to CNN is being one of those who had to watch him in action.

Toobin said his actions are indefensible – and he is right.  His defense that he is a “flawed human being” is no defense at all, since anyone who exhibits unacceptable behavior can claim human frailty.  What Toobin did was actually criminal – even if unintended.  Losing his CNN job seems to be a reasonable minimal consequence for his action.  But then again no one asked me for advice.

So, there ‘tis.

Related posts

6 Thoughts to “CNN Takes Back Jeffery Toobin After He Did This on Zoom”

  1. Michael G Warren

    Both CNN and Toobin are immoral trash.

  2. Michael G Warren

    Both CNN and Toobin are immoral trash…

  3. Rog

    Understandable, he fits in with all the other Master Debaters on CNN.

  4. I’m happy to welcome you!

    We offer sending newsletters via contact configurations to the sites of business organizations via any countries of the world in any languages.

    website =» xn—-7sbb1bbndheurc1a.xn--p1ai

    This is a type of mailing using the feedback forms that are located in the feedback section of the website and filled by our programme automatically with a rate of a few thousand contact forms per minute, while the alphanumeric code from the pictures (CAPTCHA) is also solved.
    After that, the correspondent e-mails including your business offers are sent to the mailboxes of businesses.
    When sending mailing by contact feedback forms, it turns out that each website sends an e-mail “to itself” and, therefore, all e-mails arrive in the inbox folder of the exact email in which the business receives the business information.

    Fast 100-percent informing of organisations and internet resource owners about new cooperation offers.
    Search of new customers that other advertisements cannot find.

    Finding new customers that cannot be found through other advertisements.

    1.100-percent delivery of cooperation offers.
    2.Increase of the client database.
    3. Expansion of the your market segment.
    4.Regionality and topic orientated mailings.
    5. Sending information to directors.
    6. Demand study.
    7. Conducting marketing research.
    8. Conducting surveys and studying public opinion.
    9. Fast notofication.
    10. Price.
    11. Entering the markets of other countries.

    Competitive advantages:
    1.When sending mailing by feedback forms, all letters arrive in the inbox. When sending e-mail newsletters, this can reach up to 5%.

    2.When sending mailing by feedback forms it is possible to send a few million letters per 24 hours to inboxes. When sending e-mail newsletters a few thousands arrive in the inbox folders, all the remaining ones often either do not reach or fill the spam.

    3. When sending mailing by contact forms a message does not get blocked by mails because it is sent from different websites. When sending mass e-mails it is possible to send a few thousands of those but nevertheless all the IP addresses from which the mailing is done will be in “BAN”.

    4. When sending mailing by feedback forms the minimum number of macro-synonims is used to form text and headings of the letter. When sending mass e-mails, it is necessary to use synonyms («macros») for each word and create ten thousand various headings.

    5. Many organisations deliberatelly hide their e-mail address and only leave a contact form for contacting with them.

    6. When sending e-newsletters, your commercial offer is delivered to every employee of the company, (which causes irritation) compared to mailing by feedback forms where the message is received at the e-mail address specifically set up for commercial offers.

    7.50% of business e-mails are placed on free e-mail servers, they are badly “searchable” by mailbox, but when sending mailing by contact forms through these mail servers, all messages are one hundred percent delivered to the recipients.

    8. Only 30%-40% of firms are placed in the directories within two-three years, and the rest are already placed in our WHOIS databases and are waiting for your commercial offers.
    It turns out that that mailboxes of organisations from directories are spammed, which means that they will not have such profit as when sending mailing by feedback forms using our always new VOIS databases.

    9. Any kind of stop words in the body or headings of the letter can be sent through contact forms. When sending bulk e-mails, such messages either are not delivered the recipient or end up in a spam folder.
    The list of stop words of mails includes almost all phrases and words that encourage recipients to take active actions.


    1. Expanding the customer base.
    2. Quick notification of marketplaces about new business offers.
    3. Accessing company officials.
    4.Testing the demand for products and services.
    5. Conducting tenders.
    6.Conducting marketing campaigns.
    7.Studying public opinion and conducting surveys.
    8. Searching for customers internationally.

    Reasons for purchasing this service:

    1. one hundred percent delivery of your messages and cooperation offers to millions of companies around all countries in the world.
    Every internet resource sends a message to itself so all filters of mails are bypassed.

    2.Mailing by feedback forms is an great way in in terms of conducting different marketing researches, studies and surveys of social opinion on anytype of activity and direction.
    When sending mailing by feedback forms, you will definitely know that your letter has been delivered to one hundred percent of users of your product and service and if a product or service is “poorly promoted”, then the potential issue lies in other things, for example in price.
    At the same time, within seven days you will see demand for your own services and products, you will not need to spend money on renting premises and other more time-consuming and expensive marketing activities.

    3.Mailing by feedback forms is the quickest and the most economical way to get your service or product to the markets of other countries.

    4. Mailing by feedback forms is an excellent tool for conducting different tenders.

    5.Daily update of the databases, as more than one hundred and fifty thousand new Internet resources, appear all over the world daily, and you, get potentially new customers.

    6. Full geographical coverage for all states of the globe.

    7. We offer clients that you will not find through other types of advertisement.
    When sending mailing by contact forms, you will be able to reach out that part of your potential customers, that is impossible to “break through” in automatic mode in any other way.
    For instance, you will be able to deliver a commercial offer to those potential clients that were earlier out of reach due to mail filters while sending e-mail newsletters.
    In reality, there is a unusual situation: companies that got into the directories are literally filled with spam with all sorts of cooperation offers while very little e-mails are sent to the rest.

    8. Unique technology of decrypting the captcha.
    There are services for solving numeric and alphabetic code (captcha/CAPTCHA). It costs 1$ to solve thousand captchas.
    It turns out that, processing 1 million sites the program solves 1 million captchas, which costs thousand $ only to decode captcha/CAPTCHA, and with our service this is free of charge for you!

    9. By ordering mailing by contact forms, you are promoting your service or product not to separate individuals, but to entire collectives, for instance domain zone .com, where more than 150 million cooperational businesses from all countries of the world are accumulated (we have got samples of them from international zones for every state).

    10. Mailing by contact forms also includes a subtype of text mailing
    Email that is linked to the contact form is the main email of organisations through which applications and commercial offers are sent. This e-mail is also set up for phones as it is necessary to respond to the information instantly so as not to misplace the order or the relevance of the cooperation offer.

    11. The database of every country also includes all joint organisations from all countries of the world working with or closely related to this country, for example, national communities and diasporas.
    Ban, sanctions of search engines and mail systems?
    These mailings are an alternative to sending e-mail newsletters, therefore search sanctions and “BAN” do not apply to them.
    Mail service delivers the data of messages to the inbox folder, as it moves through the “warm communication channel” from the new IP address of the internet resource to the corporate mailbox of the same site.
    Simply speaking, these mailings “live in emails” and e-mail filters do not respond to them, because mails have a great level of trust in communication channels between sites and corporate electronic addresses.

    You can buy our databases separately from the mailing by sending us a enquiry by contact form.






    The simplest text of the message + a few headings, the main goal is to interest the future customer, and they will read the rest on your internet resource.
    Most likely, all ads on your subject are already on the Internet networks, enter the necessary requests into the search bar and choose the most suitable ones.
    The headings are substituted one after another from .txt file.
    Only messages in the text form are sent, links are inserted without problems, they are all “clickable”. If the future customer needs pictures or more specific information, then you should forward the potential customer to visit your website.

    In the letter:
    Text without pictures, since pictures do not pass through the contact form.
    Your contact details:
    Site address:

    Fields to fill in:
    Several headings:
    Mailbox for automatic responces:

    website =» xn—-7sbb1bbndheurc1a.xn--p1ai
    Price List =» xn—-7sbb1bbndheurc1a.xn--p1ai/en/price/

  5. Wow, superb weblog structure! How lengthy have you been running a blog
    for? you made running a blog look easy. The overall
    look of your site is excellent, as smartly as the content material!

  6. Football clubs often become legendary. Athletes wish
    defend colors of their favorite squad. Number of fans increasing constantly.
    Top clubs support in home country and rest of the world.
    Matches attract millions of TV viewers. Let’s meet legendary clubs from different countries of
    the world.


    “Old Signora” .

    Worth report another fact. In 1992 Manchester United founded the English Premier

    Best period came job Alex Ferguson. Club won different prestigious awards.
    At the moment about the past glory remains only dreaming.
    However Red Devils still be able to show excellent

    “Star of the South”

    Club first time originated in early last century.
    During years existence “Bayern” won title most titled
    team Germany . Account about 60 significant awards.

    In recent years success came 2012. Squad demonstrated excellent football.
    Bayern stayed in the first positions in the Bundesliga.

    Players managed achieve great results at continental tournaments.

    Club often helped other teams and ordinary people. Several
    times Bavaria supported Munich 1860. Management
    performed various methods assistance:

    • economically attractive transitions;
    • free matches;
    • financial transactions.

    Recently aid works addressed. Team strives help people in need.


    List of the leading football clubs planet be stripped down without Galacticos.
    FIFA recognized this squad as the leader of football of
    the last century.

    The team won 65 titles national class. To the list get attribute 34 first places
    in the La Liga. Similar achievements of competitors no.

    “Galactikos” originated in beginning of the
    last century. Through 18 years of existence team assigned title royal.

    Leadership in local football roster tried to take over at the dawn of existence.
    Achieve this succeeded thanks to set factors.
    The team is famous for its comprehensive approach to training process.

    Mentors try to focus on different parameters:

    1. Physical condition of athletes.
    2. Selection.
    3. Tactics of action.

    Meticulous preparation helps white win championships.
    About the pluses of the composition successfully talk for hours.

    More 10 times Real Madrid won in Champions League
    and other European club competitions.

    Roster not once didn’t drop from the national
    championship of the country. Independent researchers believe Real Madrid the
    most expensive club in the world. Approximate price at the time of analysis reached approximately US$4 billion.

    Annual income high. Club earns on selection, advertising contracts, sponsorship.

    Significant part of earnings is selling tickets
    for matches.

Comments are closed.