Jeffrey Toobin suspended by New Yorker for pulling his dick out on work call, says he did not realize camera was on
This has been updated with significantly more detail. Toobin was masturbating during a break-out session during an election simulation featuring various New Yorker all stars
This is not the kind of editor's note you want to see in a story about yourself: "This piece has been updated with more detail about the call and the headline has been updated to reflect that Toobin was masturbating."
Am exactly split between wanting to know more about the situation and wishing I knew far less
Just... wow. Jeffrey Toobin’s apology is the weirdest part, it’s basically "I’m sorry I didn’t turn the camera off" instead of "I’m sorry that I’m a psycho and whipped my dick out during a work zoom".
update: "Jeff Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted,” CNN says.
"Two people who were on the call told Motherboard separately that the call was an election simulation featuring many of the New Yorker's biggest stars" including Jane Mayer, Masha Gessen, and Dexter Filkins with "Jeffrey Toobin playing the courts."
Crazy story, can't believe they had Jane Mayer as their stand-in for Republicans.
honestly i can't believe it took this long before we got a zoom dick incident
“The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin. Sources tell VICE it’s because he exposed himself during a Zoom call last week between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio.”
New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom Dick Incident
But he’s still appearing on CNN? New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom Dick Incident
Vice adds the following update: "This piece has been updated with more detail about the call and the headline has been updated to reflect that Toobin was masturbating." I think we can shut Twitter down for the day at this point.
“The New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom Dick Incident.”
In his defense, that made for a pretty realistic election simulation
New details reveal that the call was an election simulation featuring New Yorker all stars.
am I having a cache error or are all those details no longer there
Wild one: The New Yorker has suspended Jeffrey Toobin for overexposure on Zoom call. via
“i thought i had muted the video” is killing me
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin. Sources tell VICE it’s because he exposed himself during a Zoom call last week between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio. via
We all know Jeffrey Toobin was a creepy guy (Google Toobin and Jeff Greenfield's daughter), but THIS creepy?
While Toobin was masturbating on the Zoom call, he was supposed to be playing the role of the courts.
“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."
One of the hazards of working from home
In a statement to VICE, Jeffrey Toobin apologized for the "embarrassingly stupid mistake."
"Zoom Dick Incident" is a great name for a prog rock band.
“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.” Interesting defence
Update: what we heard at the time but have now verified; Toobin was masturbating on the Zoom call, reason for suspension
'New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom Dick Incident' via
????? man, 2020.
The New Yorker suspends reporter Jeffrey Toobin, sources say after he exposed himself during a Zoom call; Toobin says he believed he was off-camera ( / VICE)
TOOBIN: “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.” This is why you should always wear pants on a Zoom call. (or at least underwear, jeesh)
It was an election simulation. ELECTION. SIMULATION.
Jeffrey Toobin, sick
An honest mistake of someone, let's say, changing in the background at home and leaving a laptop zoom on by accident is one thing- but this... this is something else via
.⁦⁩ didn’t suspend him because on CNN, this is virtually his job description.
could of course be wrong, but the fact that he said he thought he had "muted the video" suggests it was genuinely an honest mistake
Putting the Toob in tube steak.
“Both people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak freely, noted that it was unclear how much each person saw, but both said that they saw Toobin jerking off” #Toobin #ZoomDick
If only someone had told Jeffrey Toobin this sort of thing was frowned upon.
I have many questions!
C'mon guys... cut him a break. It was just a tiny mistake.
I did not have "New Yorker writer whips wiener out on a Zoom call" on my 2020 card. This year just keeps on giving.
🚨ZOOM mishap story has new headline. “New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Masturbating on Zoom Call”
Even before today, if the act of 'manually stimulating oneself during a video call' had some informal appellation -- it probably would have been, "toobin". "Dude, are you... are you *toobin*, again!? Every Time! Every, Single, Time!"
New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom Dick Incident #ZoomDick
Just imagine what the women who saw Toobin touching himself went through. The pain, the damage. Just inconceivable. They are not survivors. They are martyrs. We will never forget.
The truth is not only stranger than you imagine, it's stranger than you *can* imagine.
. Suspends for Masturbating During Zoom Call. Star writer apologized for the "embarrassingly stupid mistake," by via #journalism
It just goes to show, tabletop election simulations are bad.
You’ll know when he’s back when you see a 15,000 word piece that draws tenuous connections between the working man and celebrities who have had sex tapes leaked and asserts that “pants” are a metaphor for new desperately needed norms in a Zoom era.
We all knew that this was going to happen eventually. There was an ad that predicted it.
BRUHHH New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom Dick Incident
"I thought I had muted the Zoom video."
"New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom Dick Incident" What the fuck is wrong with him?
Zoom, boy, I don’t know.
A great lesson on why you shouldn’t multitask while on a work call
And to think I felt embarrassed about belching on a Zoom call. via
I quote Sydney Pollack in Tootsie: "I begged you to get some therapy."
Has there been a better headline in this century? How can anything possibly top this?
How does this still happen after 6 months of non-stop Zoom calls for everyone?
New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom Dick Incident - VICE. Wow. It’s fascinating how zoom and sex and society is is in such turmoil.
I now feel less bad about roaming into my wife's room in my boxers not knowing she was on a video call that one time.
They added information, so now the story makes LESS sense.
“Zoom like no one is watching you” is probably not the most solid career advice one can give you
This is of course in reference to the humiliation of Jeffrey Toobin, and not—I hasten to add—a choice actually presented to me (or him, for that matter). Just curious where your intuitions fall….