Somehow, White Male Privilege Has Entered The Jeffrey Toobin Issue

This is so 2020’s, but, then, Michele Weldon does sorta actually have a point

During Zoom calls, keep your pants on: It’s not prudishness, it’s white male privilege

No, it’s not prudishness, it’s proper decorum, proper propriety, proper business actions

There have been many moments in the last 18 years when I have said aloud, “Thank God Mom is not here for that.”

My late mother, steeped in traditional Catholicism and modesty, leaned pretty far right in her values and had strong expressions on what she considered moral and absolute. Jeffrey Toobin and his Zoom incident would have made her implode, or close to it. (snip)

Vice reported this week that Toobin, a lawyer, New Yorker contributor and CNN analyst, was seen masturbating on a Zoom video chat between work colleagues. He has been suspended by the New Yorker. Much of the ongoing media reaction has centered on what Toobin called his “embarrassingly stupid mistake.” Some white male pundits dismiss the uproar as prudish, while others call for the end of his public career.

She is kinda right, because, consider all the white male pundits who were, in fact, dismissing Toobin having his wanker out and wanking it during a business call.

What is not mentioned often is the inherent white privilege and sexism embedded in the defense of his action. I find his public display of his privates not only improper, but immoral — and maybe illegal.

I hate to say it, but, if you ignore the Snowflakeishness, she does have a point, but, then, would a woman have done what Toobin did? It’s more like Liberal Privilege, because you know any Republican dumb enough to do what Toobin did would have been fired on the spot. But, Toobin is a Reliable Media Asset, so, just a suspension.

But then again, a man’s genitals are not deemed a threat but a woman’s breasts are.

A new mother was forbidden from breastfeeding her infant during a virtual stats class at Fresno City College recently. Her professor told her she could not turn off her video during the four-hour session and told the entire class the new mother wanted to do ‘inappropriate things during class.”

And this is when we run off the rails. Had Toobin whipped it out in public he would have been arrested. Further, what’s the over/under that the professor was actually a Biden voter, considering how overwhelmingly liberal teachers are?

Yes, the New Yorker has suspended (but not fired) Toobin for the time being and CNN says he is taking “time off.” It is his American white privilege and his maleness that protects him from what in other countries has stiffer consequences.

According to News America, Haiti’s Consul to the Bahamas Karl-Henry Châtelier “was fired after a video allegedly of him masturbating surfaced on social media.”

Liberal Media Privilege. Anyhow, read the rest

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17 Responses to “Somehow, White Male Privilege Has Entered The Jeffrey Toobin Issue”

  1. Dana says:

    There have been plenty of white male pundits who have excoriated — or, more probably, mocked — the esteemed Mr Toobin’s actions. But it does kind of make you wonder: just how important are the staff meetings at The New Yorker if all Mr Toobin could think about was getting his toobout?

    As for Mr Toobin being suspended rather than fired, my first reaction was that the lawyers got involved. The New Yorker and CNN probably have to check their contract language first. CNN might not need to fire him at all. If he’s just one of those occasional contributors, $15,000 to $30,000 a year, it might be simpler to simply not use him.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Not a defense, but funny.

    “You’re going to tell me you’ve never taken a quick three minutes midday to crank your hog? To mash your meat? To butter your own muffin? There’s so little joy left in our lives; are we not at least owed the time to toot our own horns?” writer Scaachi Koul wrote. “I mean, maybe not during an active Zoom call where your video is still on. Time and place, I suppose.”

    Anyway folks, please don’t masturbate during Zoom or Skype calls, or in public. It’s unlikely that Toobin meant to be seen, but that’s hardly an excuse. Just don’t do it. If you refrain from chokin’ the chicken in a call, you won’t be seen, even by accident.

    Toobin’s firing is up to his employers.

    Comedian Louis CK used to ask women if they’d watch him whack off. HBO and Netflix refuse to work with him any longer, and an upcoming film was canceled.

    Bill O’Reilly was fired by FOX for costing them millions in settlements with women he had harassed.

    NBC fired Mark Halperin after he admitted sexually harassing co-workers.

    NBC fired Matt Lauer for harassment.

    FOX fired Roger Ailes, and paid Gretchen Carlson a $20 million settlement.

    Minnesota Public Radio fired Garrison Keillor.

    CBS and NPR both fired Charlie Rose.

    NPR fired top editor Michael Oreskes.

    Toobin is likely finished.

    • formwiz says:

      And Joe and the Ho are going to cost the Demos a lot more than that because they couldn’t keep their hands, mouths, noses, and twats to themselves.

      Toobin is likely finished.

      Believe it when you see it.

    • Dana says:

      All of the media outlets you named were broadcast ones; The New Yorker is a print medium, and being all New Yorkers, the esteemed Mr Toobin might have a slightly better chance of surviving.

  3. Est1950 says:

    It is TRUE Trump has never condemned the KKK or White Nationalists and White supremacy. See for youselves.

  4. Kye says:

    And yet in his next insane tirade Elwood will call Trump a racist and white supremacist.

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    Just another wanker named Jeffery.


  6. drowningpuppies says:

    Not long now.


  7. Gbear says:

    Toobin confirmed he is a jerkoff.

  8. alanstorm says:

    “What is not mentioned often is the inherent white privilege and sexism embedded in the defense of his action.”

    That’s because there isn’t any.

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