CNN has positioned itself as the headquarters for the anti-Trump #Resistance.
On-air personalities take turns impugning Donald Trump’s character and intelligence all day.
But one top CNN analyst could be finished after one embarrassing sex act video.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin is one of the most reliable members of the anti-Trump hate machine on cable news.
The one-time student of Alan Dershowitz at Harvard Law has cheapened his credibility by backing all the Democrats’ insane legal maneuvers.
Toobin suggested that packing the Supreme Court would be a good idea.
During a CNN panel discussion he said:
“Democrats are great about talking big, but we’ll see if [Chuck Schumer] has the…if he and the other Democrats have the guts to do anything…If they retake control of the Senate, will they really add the two seats on the Supreme Court?”
But now Toobin finds himself in his own legal quandary after an indecent act during a Zoom session for The New Yorker.
Staff members at the magazine were playing out an election war game scenario, and during a break-out session, Toobin exposed himself on camera while masturbating.
“The two sources described a juncture in the election simulation when there was a strategy session, and the Democrats and Republicans went into their respective break out rooms for about 10 minutes. At this point, they said, it seemed like Toobin was on a second video call. The sources said that when the groups returned from their break out rooms, Toobin lowered the camera. The people on the call said they could see Toobin touching his penis. Toobin then left the call. Moments later, he called back in, seemingly unaware of what his colleagues had been able to see, and the simulation continued.”
Toobin was suspended after his embarrassing mistake and issued an apology:
“I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers…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.”
It’s yet to be seen if Toobin’s career will survive the scandal, but he wouldn’t be the first Democrat to be rehabilitated after a tawdry exposure.
Former Congresswoman Katie Hill is having a Hollywood film produced about the sex scandal that forced her to step down.
If Toobin proves himself valuable enough as an anti-Trump crusader, he could stick around.
Luckily for him, the Democrats essentially killed the #MeToo movement in order to protect Joe Biden against sexual assault accusations made by former staffer Tara Reade.
This is the second error Toobin has made recently.
His book about Russiagate was meant to be a takedown of the Trump administration, but instead it proved that the deep state coordinated to execute a coup against a sitting president.
Also to Toobin’s credit, with hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo employed by CNN, he’s no worse than the third most embarrassing on-air personality at the network.
But he faces stiff competition with Brian Stelter and Jim Acosta.