Last October Jeffrey Toobin was participating in an online simulation of the upcoming 2020 election with a number New Yorker staff members and WNYC producers. At a specific point the participants were directed to attend ten-minute strategy sessions in various break-out rooms. Tobin, believing that he was switched off, spent the time alone pleasuring himself. When he returned to the group meeting he discovered that everyone had seen everything.
Vice was the first to report the incident. It quoted Toobin saying “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” He added “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.” Masha Gessen, a Russian-American journalist and author, was one of the few participants willing to relate what she seen. She told The New York Times said the camera was purposely lowered and upon completion Toobin waved an air kiss. The implications were that the “incident” was actually a “performance.”
Regardless of the intention of this offensive act, Toobin was fired from The New Yorker Magazine, where he has worked for 27 years. Time off was granted from CNN to deal with “a personal issue.” Supposedly he’s spent the last seven months seeing a therapist, writing a new book and working at a food bank. He claims that he’s become a better person and one that everyone can trust. He’s even been seen sweetly kissing his wife in public. Toobin confirmed in a recent interview with Alisyn Camerota that he’s ready to return to his previous role of CNN chief legal analyst.
The reactions to this unfortunate incident are surprisingly mixed. Many are simply shocked. Some are disgusted. Toobin finds himself the butt of jokes. Probably the most severe remarks have come from Jim Geraghty at the National Review. He asks Why Did CNN Bring Back Jeffrey Toobin? According to this conservative journalist, not firing Toobin was the worst thing CNN has ever done, that is since Chris Cuomo helped his brother Andrew spin responses to his sexual harassment accusations. And as Geraghty points out, that was only several months ago.
#75 SAT GEM
#76 SAT CAN
July 5, 1975
Jeffrey Toobin was born on a Saturday in the zodiac sign of Gemini. Saturn is the ruler of his INNER Self and Mercury governs his OUTER Self. Individuals of #75 SAT GEM type are known for their tough exteriors. They might be appear as somewhat quiet but when they speak they may do it more authoritatively than is actually necessary. Some of these folks are sticklers regarding regulations but others are just as adamant in their need to break the rules and get away with it. And a select few are inclined to make light of their own transgressions as we have seen with Jeffrey Tobin. It all comes down to their innate character and upbringing.
And it’s not as though Jeffrey Toobin has never socially crossed the line. Back in 2010 and while married, it was reported that Toobin offered his on and off girlfriend, Casey Greenfield, money for an abortion. Greenfield went ahead and had the baby. Both Greenfield and Toobin hired lawyers and eventually a DNA test proved that Toobin was the father of their child. Since then Toobin has cooperated with child support and an unfavorable custody arrangement. Supposedly Toobin manages to see his son, Rory, several times a month.
Jim Geraghty was born on a Saturday in the zodiac sign of Cancer. Saturn is the ruler of his INNER Self and the Moon governs his OUTER Self. Those with the #76 SAT CAN Dayology Signature are characterized by their responsibility to their family, company or nation. These individuals are comfortable with the females in their lives and they appreciate the contributions of women to this world. They also understand the importance of expressed emotions in the rhythm of life. This lunar quality is easily detected in the texture of Geraghty’s books.
Geraghty is the National Review’s senior political correspondent. He was named CPAC’s “Journalist of the Year” in 2015 and also won the Young Conservatives Coalition’s William F. Buckley award that year. He writes the Morning Jolt for the NR which is intended to get the day started on a serious note. Not that much is known about his personal background. The fact that Geraghty is happily married with kids was mentioned in the Amazon 2015 listing for Heavy Lifting: Grow Up, Get a Job, Raise a Family, and Other Manly Advice. By the way the subjects within book are are all concerns that would interest a conscientious male Saturn type.
In contrast Toobin described himself as a “flawed human being who makes mistakes” but he is glorifying his errors. It might better be said that he is a irresponsible creation who enjoys tempting fate and hates facing up to his ill-advised actions and inadvertent outcomes. It is interesting to note how intensely Jim Geraghty repudiated the behavior Jeffrey Toobin. They are both hard Saturn types, but we can attribute their divergent attitudes to the fact that that they are INWARDLY hard, their OUTWARD natures reflect two Sun Signs, Gemini and Cancer.