Let’s talk about what a reporter for the New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin, was seen doing to himself while on a Zoom call. Is this the new normal?
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Good morning, good afternoon or good evening, depending on when you are tuning into my name is Jonathan Torres Herrera and you are watching or listening to the JTH Show today, before we get started parental discretion, a device, please. I normally don’t say this. I’m going to start saying that more because I know that there are some viewers that maybe have some kiddos, but today’s episode deals with a reporter who Pleasures Himself while on a zoom meeting. Yeah. But first wrote the intro
And you know what I’m going to say. You can listen to this episode and any other episode on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, or radio Public yes, of course. In addition, please visit The JTH show.com a to C anything that we could and upload it to YouTube for, you know, because of YouTube policies and any other little things that we keep adding on their, we, you know, we are trying to add a subscription service on there and just a whole bunch of other updates. So just visit The JTH show.com for more information. Okay. Let’s get started with today’s episode. So a first, let me read the headline I’m on vice.com a there was an article that has definitely made a lot of noise.
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Okay. All over social media. And if you haven’t heard about it for some reason, well, here’s the, the intro New Yorker suspend Jeffrey Toobin four masturbating On Zoom call. Yeah, yeah, yeah. So we, we, we ourselves a at San Diego, tijuana.com covered The the topic as well. You can catch The our article, our, one of our writer’s, you know, wrote his opinion on it as well. And you know, there’s a lot of that right now going around opinions. Right. I have mine, like I said, My my writers have theirs and of course, vice had to their heirs and of course, Twitter had to theirs.
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Oh yeah. Twitter had a blast with this one in back. There was a trending hashtag today. That was hashtag me too been yet. It, yeah. So, you know, as much as I can, you know, kind of like giggle at some of this stuff, I’m very split on this topic. Very, very much split on this because well, you know, there was a side of me, right. That I’m like, Ugh. Yeah, here we go. Haven’t I covered this episode before. In fact, when I was telling a lie, our producer here earlier, I’m like, Hey, you know, I know I was going to sound repetitive, but guess what? I have another episode about blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, of just another person on a zoom call or, you know, any really interviews virtual calls.
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And this case happened to be a zoom call the where they decide, you know what, at home on where’s the mic
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Is a laptop back. Where’s the laptop, back to the laptop with the laptop that I’m going to get it. I’m going to get it.
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That was a lotion. When you guys don’t know that reference that’s to a Kevin, Hart’s a thing, you know? And it’s, and it’s one of those things where I’m like, you hear it in your, like the joking is that April wait, when, when this is October, right? What the is a joke. It’s the April fools, what is going on with people? You know, you know, I mentioned it before, right. In, in the other videos. And if you haven’t caught those shame on you, but okay, I’ll forgiven you, you can catch the hole, like the video on, I said, Oh, in a way to just talk about disgusting calls with children, right? The discussing side of distance learning. I covered again on another video where we talk about nods place right here, where we put it. Ah, we know where we talk about the, the mother decides to breastfeed while a lot, also on a virtual class.
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So I’ve been covering these things, right. And I’m like, okay, that’s it. The rest will be just, you know, up noxious little things. I’m not going to go down this road probably. And here we are again. And the thing is that this is a, if you don’t know, by the way who Jeffrey Toobin is, it’s not just Jenny Joe Schmoe, right? So I’ll re a little bit of the article, the new Yorker, which is a, by the way, a big media publisher, right there, they’re a big, a newspaper, a, they, that has a suspended reporter. Jeffrey Toobin for masturbating that we had to lower my voice. Cause my children are here. I in even say that for masturbating on a zoom video chat between members of the new Yorker and the w N Y C radio last week, Toobin says, we did not realize this is video was on our producer’s over there was like, Oh, is that good Chino?
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It was like, he knew was on. Right, Andy, by the way, what really makes you suspect of the whole thing was on stage at what was running through this. guys’ mind a there’s a piece here where a, you know, that people have come out and, and not unfortunately have given their side of the story. And, ah, there’s a very, very interesting a highlight, hear that essentially says that the, the, the tube in here even turned his, his laptop towards, you know, the Southern area, you know, where he was busy, you know, comforting himself. And it’s just, you know, you read the whole thing and you’re like, again, you know, like this is no way, this is a guy that’s also, by the way, a senior legal analyst on a CNN, right.
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Works for the, for the new Yorker. He’s on these very, you know, important calls that many people, many upcoming reporters and journalists wish could be On right. The guy was pretty much set as far as anybody’s concerned, know, in terms of a career. And yeah, he’s like, you know what? This is boring. You know, what’s not boring. <inaudible> cause I can’t do The, you know, the The the other cell and he’s probably, you know, tuning into and is just like, yeah, I know you guys do the Paul, I’m going to be busy over here. And you know, there’s been, like I said earlier, tons of people coming out, giving there, of course their, their, their, you know, a complete, you know, you can kind of say, excuse apologetic reason as to why maybe Toobin, you know, shouldn’t be punished or, or as Brian Stelter said sidelined.
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Yeah. So the blaze published another article that red CNNs, Brian Stelter complains Jeffrey Toobin has been sideline at a pivotal moment in an election. Social media takes him to the woodshed. Oh Brian, Oh, Brian, you know, listen, like I said earlier, right. One side of you can be like, Hey, it’s something natural. In fact, our own a, our own writer said of that on an article. Right. It’s something that, you know, people do. Some people are just more open about it, but you know, that’s a, as far as the excuses can go, right?
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You saying, Hey, people do this, but then there’s this whole other very large, real serious side of what he did, which is just, we’re out the top. You’re a peace of a place of work. Right. If you did that, I work. That would be considered what as, right. So if you are in a virtual meeting, but still at work, that is still considered what, and for those of you guys, like, I dunno, what, what is it considered? It’s sexual harassment. Yeah. It’s, it’s a big deal, right? This is not, you know, something where, you know, he, he maybe said that to something, to someone, some, you know, some just banter back and forward.
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No, this is him outright, flipping it out and going to town, according to the reports, according to two eyewitnesses, unfortunately, you know, it’s one of those things, we’re, you know, yes. You want to have a part of your brain saying, but we are all we’re in 21st century. There’s a lot of that going around and take talk he’s on TechTalk isn’t there a lot. I’m going around on I there’s even a little things call only fans that, yeah. He’s not only fans. Right. Which is what on some of, some of these people excusing him. You might say our are pointing out, say, wow, I really a surprise. Yeah. Yeah. Went on. We should definitely be surprised. And you, as a worst part of this is that, you know, there’s a lot of companies that they were already very hesitant, right.
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To allow individuals to a crumb home. Of course, many, they didn’t have a choice and they’re like, okay, whatever everybody to take your laptops, what else do you need? Sure. To take it. And then they start hearing these accidents right. Happen. And I’m actually talking about accidents, like internet going down, people breaking their computer. Oh, you thought I was talking about this? No, this is not an accident. And then you hear, they hear the accent or that. Okay. Okay. Nothing money can fix by the new laptops. And then they’re like, Hey know, did you hear I’m a Toobin was I’m well, you know, a plane with a laptop. No, no, no. With a, with what, what, what Himself Oh, well just some talk about that.
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It’s a really private, you know, he can Sue you. Well, you’re going to get sued CNN new Yorker because a, he was doing it on the job. Right. And of course, this can happen. Write about it with anybody. And these employers who already were very edgy about having people remote, you know what, I, as soon as it’s a shot or a, you know, a vaccine, let’s get everybody back in the office. And it stocks because a lot of people have taken great advantage of being able to do this. You know, a lot of people have been able to do things that before they couldn’t like have dinners and maybe lunch and breakfast with their families. Right. In fact, there was even something that, you know, my wife pointed out, which is a very good point. It’s great for the environment, in the terms of not so many cars out on the road.
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Right. Because there’s a lot of people that judge that have their automobile, like Me just parked out there and its been, you know, parked for almost a year now, but all this can potentially easily go away. Or the vast majority as these employers start seeing, well, if it can happen to New York, the new Yorker or slash CNN, it can happen, you know, to who us, because we both know Bob was kinda weird, you know, it sucks. It sucks. And it’s just in so many different levels and it’s just seems like, again, like another like, Oh my God, wow. What a wounded Yoi again. But I think there’s bigger consequences.
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Right. Which is a, in a way, what I’m going to close off this video. I know it’s a very short one in high end though. I always say close it out. And I take another two minutes. Remember what I mentioned before. Right. Even me, you know, I’m here sitting down sometimes and I’m always looking at the camera literally that I’m looking at right now. Cause I don’t remember if it was On because also hooked up to my computer. If somebody, you know that at the end, that call, you know yeah. You can say, Jonathan not everybody has the luxury because you have, you know, having a studio and walking away to another room buying. But you know, we all have the same thing. I have responsibility, right? The responsibility that it falls on us.
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Right. You can say there as an employee, the responsibilities on my employer to provide them, you are a laptop with a webcam. You have to want me to attend these zoom calls. That’s fair. It’s actually very fair at the bidding on the state you live in, it’s actually illegal that they have to provide those kind of tools. If they’re going to actually require you to attend such meetings. Right. But you know what falls on you, the responsibility, the responsibility of charging a laptop, the responsibility of making sure you don’t lose your power plus, you know, ah, and you know what, another one just, if you can, don’t touch yourself inappropriately while you’re on a Zoom call. That’s just another one, you know? Sure. The charging a laptop that comes first Toobin but if you can please keep your pants on and it’s a shame, right?
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Because I think a lot of people take it very lightly. You know, they’ll have things in the background, people walking around it just, again, it blows my mind that people, wow, this is New and I get it. You don’t have that common sense because it really let’s be honest. That’s really what it is here. That’s what’s missing. Right. We were like, I’m going to say the critical thinking, right? You always do. You know, this time is common sense. Right? It’s that? How about you don’t have what you did last night, you know, whatever it is that you entertain you and your spouse with or by yourself on your bed, wired on your call. Right. You know, I don’t have that video, but I remember seeing something like that. On tech talk or somebody got caught and they’re like, Oh my God, there was in the background and someone got, you know, this is girl that she received a text and you know, she, I don’t know if it was staged or not, but she acted like, Oh my God, sorry.
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And there’s a lot of those little videos. Right. And it’s just like, I mean, common sense, guys, you’re going to show up to a call and you don’t look like crap. Did you? You be honest. He just woke up and you just go, Oh my God, I’m going to the meeting is not the end of the world. You know, you look on professional, you should get up like you do every morning for work anyways. But it’s okay. There’s been also these parodies of people saying, Hey, I only were wear like really nice clothes from my waist up or whatever’s on camera, like right now, but maybe I’m not wearing, you know, appropriate, you know, pants. And maybe I’m on my, you know, I don’t on shorts or something. Right. Are in a way, even on your, on nowhere, but you’re not getting up. Right.
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I don’t want everybody think right in LA at JTH or what are you wearing? I’m wearing pants. I swear. I’m where we can’t see it, but I’m wearing pants. Like what is he wearing now? I’m wearing pants for reals. I’m wearing pants. But you know, it’s funny. Ha ha ha. Okay. You know, whatever, you can wear a pajama pants, but you are wearing all very appropriate clothing on top fine. Right. But that’s, that’s, you know, that’s if, if fairs, so, you know, out of the, on a site in compare two to just, you know, it’s going to town and in what I read the whole line and he turned on the side thing down, it’s just like, why it does make you think, like, did he know this?
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Does the 1:00 AM fired? Does he want to get sued? Listen. Yes. Is something everybody does. Or I shouldn’t say everybody, but many people do it is something that yes, many of these individuals online saying it’s normal, you know, stop a what’s the word, stop a M I what they were saying, essentially saying a sum, making a taboo, stop, making a stop, shaming him. Alright. And you know, I I’m, I’m definitely what the crowd of that. We, we’re not really trying to shame him. He showed me Himself furthermore, what really sucks is that there’s people now saying, well, I mean, it doesn’t really got me actually personally replied to this person on Twitter.
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Well, come on, is this really news? We all know all guys are our are nasty. There was something along those lines. That’s not verbatim, but you know, Sherry, I take, definitely take a person off because you know, for one, of course, you know, as an absolute, all men that’s that’s moronic. Right. But even then, even on the person, you know, they’re being a little extra just too, like at the point across, I think a lot of people do you like w that way, you know, specifically women in a, in a, in a hurry, you know, the overall image of what men do and don’t do write what we find as men decent.
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And we find in, in decent and a no, of course not, not all men decide to expose themselves on a, on a meeting, on a business meeting. You know, when there’s, when there’s men or women, by the way, doing things like again, only fans are doing it, you know, on their spare time, that’s actually kind of like their job. You know, they, they, they pre provide services of that nature online, go for it, beat me, and I’ll do it as much as you want to. That’s very different. Then when you are expected to be on a business call right now, Ben Shapiro also touched base, you know, on this, on the story in, there was something that kinda stood up to me from, you know, stood out, excuse me, front, from what he said, which I disagree, you know?
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And, and it was something very, very simple. He’s like, Oh, you know, it’s just, Zoom calls, you know, their, their, you know, they’re, they’re kinda stupid. They’re kinda dumb. You know, we, you know, they’re useless. I disagree. I don’t know what, how he runs his company. I don’t know what his experience has been with Zoom calls, but I, I profoundly disagree. Why? Because as a person that does a lot of training and has people working all over in terms of like worldwide, I do a lot of a virtual calls a lot way before the pandemic. And it has helped me greatly. In fact, I love to see the people that I work with because I like to have the interaction, the human interaction, right.
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When I can have them here, because again, their, you know, their somewhere else and in the world that I wanted to make do with this. Right. I’m very thankful that there’s such technology, that I can actually see someone and kinda have a conversation. And in being able to see their faces, when I say you get it right. And they’re like, and I’m, you know, as does that look like you get it all right, let’s go over it again. You know, I don’t I’m at with him on, on, on him kinda. I don’t, I don’t wanna say justifying, but saying, Oh, Zoom kids are kind of dumb. Anyways. I disagree with him. Right. Zoom calls a day. I hope are here to stay. I hope that as these are employers decide to not get scared over these incidents.
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They even enforced Zoom calls and, you know, and they say, Hey, everybody must be on webcam because you know, we use acre at the office. And for those of you guys, and I hope to know how a lot, a big percentage of you are saying, well, you know, if I’m at home, I can dress. However, I like, I can look, however, I like, I can have whatever I wanted in the background. And in fact, if I want to attach myself, I’m sorry, I’m not with you. Yeah. Don’t because you couldn’t do that at your place of work. Now, unless you work at a very cool hipster, a location where you can like wear sandals or even go with shorts or underwear, I guess maybe, but Mo it wouldn’t be like that. Right. In the real world, you know, where you would go into an office, there would be a, at the very least, some kind of standard for clothing, right.
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Even if they’re was not a professional, you know, slacks are required. It would be some kind of standard. Like, Hey, maybe you don’t come naked. Hey, maybe don’t touch yourself while you’re at your desk. Kind of thing. You know? So you wouldn’t do that at work. Don’t, don’t come at me with saying, wow, I’m at home. No, because being at home while for some, it’s an inconvenient, because I don’t know, maybe they don’t want to be with their spouses. Maybe they’d get lonely by themselves. I don’t know. It’s a matter for many, for many people, it’s a blessing write for many. So if it is a blessing treated as such as a blessing, as an a**l, what I get to wake up 10 minutes before my Meeting throw some water my face and go to my computer instead of having to get up an hour, maybe an hour and a half, even 30 minutes, just to get up, take a shower, make sure I don’t smell funny getting into my car, you know, and I have to deal with all those, you know, issues with getting from point a to point B.
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Right? So I, you know, this is one of those things that I hope anybody watching this that is having regular Zoom calls to keep in mind, write at the end. I guess it’s just like the other videos I’ve talked about. Zoom calls and issues like that. I hoped really ask what you take away from this is even if you’re, by the way, even if you’re a parent with children, right. Have, have that, that, you know, in your conscious of saying, you know, what, what I want other parents to, or other children’s parents to see me walk behind with my daughter, you know, she was like in all sleepy yelling and the background, maybe I don’t want my kid to witness that. So I’m not going to do it to them, or, you know, Hey, you know, do I want my other coworkers to come in looking like they just woke up horrendously, just like an eyesore.
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Okay. Maybe I shouldn’t do that. Really. That’s what this is. Right. It’s kinda like a do unto others as you wish others, you know, to do onto you kinda thing. Right. You wanna, you know, just a little, a little thing there, two for you to think about. All right, that’s it today. I’ll leave you guys with just very, very quick updates. I mentioned it before, but I wanna make sure for those of you guys that are not normal, you know, regular Watchers, or maybe it was the first time here, I am going to be starting in another channel, which I’m actually very, very, very excited about. And that is a, the streaming crit in for everybody’s like, you mean predict? No, unfortunately that was taken and it’s by someone that hasn’t posted anything on Twitter since 2017 or something, and has like two videos on YouTube and definitely wasn’t doing anything with it, but you know, I’m not going to go through the trouble as a high end to, to fight for it.
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It’s not worth it. I’m so to streaming crit and you, can you say, well, a crack? I mean, what does I mean? I actually means critic. It is, it’s a weird, I don’t know, chop of word for a critic. It’s a legit, look it up. So yeah. Is going to be coming on. And I’m really excited about it because I’m going to be reviewing movies and stuff like that. Like every other nerd. Yeah. So barely real fun. I hope you guys continue to do that one as well. It won’t be all down. And it is these, you know, conversations where it’s like another one. Do you make them depressed? No, actually there’ll be, it’ll be fun. I’ll make them as fun as I can. I punks. Any, any other Apttus that I’m forgetting? That’s it? My wife’s like a cut.
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She’s cutting you out. Sorry guys. I’m going to go. Bye. See ya. Thanks for watching. The JTH Show remember, you can catch all the episodes full episodes on Spotify Apple Podcast Google podcast or radio Public. You can also visit www.thejthshow.com to catch episodes there and to catch anything that we had to blur out because of YouTube or any other platform. We usually put all of our raw information in there that is uncensored, but you can also become a email@example.com to catch all this special perks. Thanks for watching.