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Famous Journalist Exhibits Bad Behavior on Conference Call

October 21, 2020

Maybe journalists aren’t really writers anymore, but the journalist involved in this story DOES work for The New Yorker. Or maybe… he DID work for The New Yorker.

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A top US legal analyst has been suspended by New Yorker magazine after he exposed himself on a Zoom call.

Jeffrey Toobin, 60, also a prominent CNN commentator, has been in demand as the US election campaign intensifies.

The incident, first reported by Vice News, happened during an election simulation involving the New Yorker and WNYC radio last week.

Read more here (if you’re not already too disgusted) at New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin exposes himself in Zoom call.

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I know a lot of internet commenters are making fun of this guy, but I feel for him a little bit. He’s probably really addicted to pornography, and people think porn is funny (in a gross way). I’ve made fun of pornography in the past. I even wrote Best Porn Jokes Ever!

But porn is actually disgusting. When I was younger, I got tricked into believing it is a benign vice, and I allowed myself to believe it. Then I realized that a bunch of the women in porn die really young and have really bad problems.

Now I know that watching porn makes men weak and creates relationship problems which then leads to broken families (or no families), which leads to more vulnerable women who are desperate enough to do porn.

On a lighter side, this type of behavior gives writers a bad name, especially when we need a quiet, dark, secure place with a computer/laptop. I do some of my best writing at night after everybody else in my family has gone to sleep. Sometimes my wife jokes that I’m not really writing. She has even accused me of “not writing” instead of writing.

I’m really writing. I can prove it. I keep the door open when I’m writing. If the door is closed, it’s unlocked. And I don’t look at porn anymore, so I’m safe during conference calls.

As far as the journalist for The New Yorker goes, he’ll never be invited to another Zoom call, and that’s not such a bad thing. Maybe I shouldn’t feel for him after all. Ugh. Zoom calls.

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Enough about me! What do you think? If this guy worked for you, would you fire him? Even more important, should men be pressured to stop watching porn?

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