Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Jeffrey Toobin's fate:
CNN and the New Yorker need to let Jeffrey Toobin go. They should not have perverts on their payroll.
Both of these media outlets have been highly critical of sexual offenses committed by priests—this is especially true of CNN—so they should now invoke the "zero tolerance" stance adopted by the Catholic Church. If a priest had done what Toobin has done, he would be removed. It is time CNN and the New Yorker were held to the same standard. Toobin should be terminated.
The initial news stories on Toobin, the long-time legal analyst for CNN and writer for the New Yorker, said he was caught showing his penis to participants on a Zoom call; the employees were from the magazine and WNYC. The latest news stories reportthat he was engaged in more than indecent exposure: the Harvard Law graduate was caught masturbating during the Zoom meeting. Toobin has not denied what happened, saying only that he thought he was off-camera and could not be seen.