Photo: EXCELLENT: Jew masturbates on a live work Zoom call & is fired – sadly rehired – My Comments

[When I came across this rather stupid story, I thought to myself: Is there any chance this guy is a Jew? I went and looked at his bio and sure as nuts – a Jew. I don't know how many news organisations this asshole works for. But it seems he was fired by CNN and then brought back after 6 months. CNN are scum anyway. This happened late last year, but I've only come across it now. It seems he was fired by the New Yorker too. Being a Jew, he has no shame. What a bag of shit. He was later rehired by CNN six months later – the jerks.  Jan]

Here is more info on what happened to this asshole:

Masturbating on Zoom
On October 19, 2020, Toobin was suspended from The New Yorker after a Zoom video call between New Yorker and WNYC radio staffers.[16] The New York Times reported that according to Masha Gessen, one of the call participants, "he was seen lowering and raising his computer camera, exposing and touching his penis, and motioning an air kiss to someone other than his colleagues."[7] CNN said Toobin "has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted." Toobin contended the incident was unintentional and said in a statement: "I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers."[17] The next month, he was fired from The New Yorker following an internal investigation by the parent organization, Condé Nast.[18] New York Public Radio, which owns WNYC, indefinitely banned Toobin from its broadcasts and podcasts.[7]

Toobin was widely ridiculed in the wake of the incident by, among others, Jimmy Fallon, Donald Trump Jr., and Saturday Night Live.[19] Defenders included former New Yorker editor Tina Brown, who said that "27 years of superb reporting and commitment to The New Yorker should have been weighed against an incident that horribly embarrassed the magazine but mostly embarrassed himself." Author and journalist Malcolm Gladwell said he "read the Condé Nast news release, and I was puzzled because I couldn’t find any intellectual justification for what they were doing."[7]

On June 10, 2021, Toobin returned to CNN as their chief legal analyst. He described his conduct as, "deeply moronic and indefensible" and he said "I didn’t think other people could see me," but admitted that this was no defense for his behavior. He said the time he spent off-air "trying to be a better person", working on his upcoming book about the Oklahoma City bombing, doing therapy, and working at a food bank.[20

Here is one of the original stories of what happened:-

Jeffrey Toobin was canned from the New Yorker on Wednesday over his caught-on-Zoom masturbation ordeal.

The 60-year-old staff writer was fired following a three-week probe into an incident where he was allegedly caught pleasuring himself during an election simulation work call with some of the magazine’s biggest names.

“As a result of our investigation, Jeffrey Toobin is no longer affiliated with the company,” a New Yorker spokeswoman confirmed to The Post.

The mag’s parent company, Condé Nast, announced that the Harvard alum had been given the boot in a memo to staffers obtained by The Post.

“I am writing to share with you that our investigation regarding Jeffrey Toobin is complete, and as a result, he is no longer affiliated with our company,” read the memo from the corporation’s Chief People Officer Stan Duncan.

“I want to assure everyone that we take workplace matters seriously. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels respected and upholds our standards of conduct,” the memo added.

Toobin also confirmed he’d been fired in a tweet, writing: “I was fired today by @NewYorker after 27 years as a Staff Writer. I will always love the magazine, will miss my colleagues, and will look forward to reading their work.”

The New Yorker suspended Toobin in mid-October after the incident. He was also placed on leave from CNN, where he is a senior legal analyst.

In a statement at the time, Toobin said he made “an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera.’’

“I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video,’’ he said.

“I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.’’

The Daily Beast first reported on Toobin’s firing.

CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday on Toobin’s status at the network.

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