With the announcement being made keeping the comments classy is really…difficult.
A few weeks back we learned that CNN fixture and staffer at The New Yorker Jeffery Toobin pulled a fast one while on a conference call with fellow magazine staffers. He allegedly forgot his video feed was still open and he exposed himself…in an attentive condition. As the story evolved it came to be known that he was less involved on team building and was more focused to onanistic endeavors.
After weeks of speculation on his future — some were as equally sure he would be forgiven and return as he would be fired — the legal journalist announced that the publication has released him from his duties.
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.
— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) November 11, 2020
While not intending to celebrate anyone’s demise, there is a certain level of unavoidable mirth to be found in a story of such length finally reaching a conclusion.
Jeffrey Toobin’s out at @NewYorker – story coming
— Katie Robertson (@katie_robertson) November 11, 2020
Jeffrey Toobin is out at the New Yorker, per an internal memo.
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) November 11, 2020
I thought that was the problem to begin with …??? https://t.co/KeLLGVgllo
— Brad Slager Mail-splaining and Voter Resignation (@MartiniShark) November 11, 2020
And we may never know fully if The New York Post meant to go with ”Probe” in their headline regarding the magazine looking into the affair.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 11, 2020
Others had various takes on the unhappy ending.
That’s gonna take forever unless Jeffrey Toobin is counting. https://t.co/fT9nGT704R
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) November 11, 2020
When Jeffrey Toobin comes back to CNN, it’ll be like he never missed a beat.
— Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho) November 11, 2020
Yes, this stuff is either unavoidable, or it simply writes itself.
The Jeffrey Toobin story has reached its climax.
— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) November 11, 2020
Really hope Jeffrey Toobin was on that Democrat conference call.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 5, 2020
Well, there were no OnlyFans jokes to be had, so at least there is something to be gratefull for here.