CNN Tugs Toobin Back Onto Air

Eight months after showing his family jewels to his work family, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin returned to television today. For those who don’t remember, or have chosen to forget, last fall Toobin exposed himself to co-workers from New Yorker magazine while on a Zoom call.

October's Zoom incident reportedly took place while the 2020 presidential election was being discussed amongst his New Yorker colleagues. Toobin wasn’t alone in his excitement for the election. Approximately 160 million Americans voted, though they expressed their excitement in more prudish ways.

At the time, Toobin had been working for both New Yorker magazine and CNN where he regularly appeared as a legal analyst. Following the unprompted and unwanted October peep show, New Yorker magazine fired the 61-year-old and CNN suspended him until Thursday. He commented on the incident to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, saying:  “Well, obviously, I wasn’t thinking very well or very much, and it was something that was inexplicable to me.” He later added: "I am trying to become the kind of person that people can trust again."

By clearing the way for Toobin to return to the air, it's clear that CNN feels he's a handy person to have around. Someone who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty when hard work is involved.





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