Zoom Etiquette From Emily Post’s Very Chill Great-Great-Granddaughter

Tags: I thought I had muted the Zoom video.”

We’re still just as confused as you are about the specifics of the incident — namely how and why, in that order. “I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. Is that really too much to ask? Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Well, the world has done its Mad Libs for the day and figured out what else it can throw at us, and here’s what we’ve gotten today: “Jeffrey Toobin Zoom Dick Incident.” That’s right, no typos there! What we do know is The New Yorker confirmed to Motherboard that Toobin has been suspended “while we investigate the matter.” CNN, where Toobin is chief legal analyst and appeared on October 17, said in its own statement that “Toobin has asked for some time off while he deals with a personal issue, which we have granted.” “Personal issue” sure is doing a lot of lifting there, huh? Vice’s Motherboard reported that Toobin has been suspended from The New Yorker, where he covers law and courts, after he exposed himself on camera during a video call between the magazine and WNYC radio last week. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers,” Toobin said in a statement to Motherboard. “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off camera. So, let this serve as your reminder to double-check that video mute, cover your webcam, or, you know, maybe just not pull your dick out during/right after an important video call.