MEGHAN McCain blasted CNN for bringing legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin back on the air after he was caught masturbating on a Zoom call in October of last year.
“This is garbage,” she tweeted. “Why does the media protect these old white male dinosaurs in this industry?”
The CNN host was fired eight months ago after he was caught masturbating on a Zoom call[/caption]
Meghan’s comments echoed other conservatives’ criticism of Toobin’s reinstatement[/caption]
The late senator’s daughter blasted media industry sexism[/caption]
She went on to point out that a woman would not have received the same treatment.
“No woman on PLANET EARTH would be welcomed back on network tv after being caught masturbating in front of her colleagues.”
Her criticism was echoed by other conservative voices like Megyn Kelly, who tweeted, “There is not a woman alive who could have done anything close to what Jeffrey Toobin did (not that one would) and kept her job.
“What a disgusting, incestuous boys’ club. So damned tired of it.”
The View host retweeted the comment, adding, “SO F**KING TIRED OF IT!”
Toobin said in a CNN interview he had not known his camera was on[/caption]
Toobin said he thought his firing from the New Yorker was ‘excessive’[/caption]
Toobin, 60, was first fired for his shocking behavior during a meeting about a presidential election podcast for WNYC and The New Yorker on October 15 of last year.
Toobin allegedly angled the computer camera, touched himself, and blew kisses at someone who wasn’t one of his coworkers.
In an interview with Alisyn Camarota yesterday, the 27-year CNN host attempted to justify himself.
When asked “what they hell were you thinking,” he replied, “Well, obviously, I wasn’t thinking very well or very much, and it was something that was inexplicable to me.”
The legal analyst worked for CNN for 27 years[/caption]
Meghan McCain is the daughter of late senator John McCain and a host on The View[/caption]
Toobin told Camarota that he did not know at the time that his camera was on.
“I thought that I had turned off the Zoom call. Now, that’s not a defense. This was deeply moronic and indefensible. But I mean, that is part of the story.”
“And you know, I have spent the seven subsequent months, miserable months in my life, I can certainly confess, trying to be a better person,” he added.
When asked about his sacking from The New Yorker, Toobin hinted that he thought the move was excessive.
“I loved working there. I felt like I was a very good contributor to that magazine for a very long time, and I thought this punishment was excessive.
Alisyn Camarota asked the former host ‘what the hell’ he was thinking[/caption]
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“But look, you know, that’s why they don’t ask the criminal to be the judge in his own case. I mean, I thought it was an excessive punishment. I’m incredibly grateful to CNN for taking me back.”
While The New Yorker made the decision to fire Toobin outright, CNN only granted him a leave of absence until yesterday.
A source revealed at the time that he was “too good to fire” because “he is one of the biggest faces on the network,” and “too valuable of a commodity” to be let go.