Why Jeffrey Toobin Took Out His Penis on Zoom (COVID)


Not that I have a particular opinion about Jeffrey Toobin

a good writer knows about courts

I read him in the New Yorker  seems arrogant and smug

though that is not  unusual for a certain kind of New Yorker

writer but when so many news outlets told the story, yesterday,

that Jeffrey Toobin took out his penis at a New Yorker meeting

on Zoom he explained  he thought he was off camera

hard not to wonder why he who knows so much knows

repercussions would for any reason at all take out his penis on Zoom

although this morning there were theories and theories but if I

were to write a short story, even a poem, entitled Why Jeffrey

Toobin Took Out His Penis on Zoom I’d have to come up with

a Very Good Reason for the story to have a satisfying resolution.

Phone Sex Break? Not just that he wanted to.


Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. A lot of us are bewildered …. whatever was he thinking !!!! What humiliation, ridicule and shame. A career suddenly shot down.

    Yet, no comment in the Times today. I guess many are sympathetic to his “gaffe”. With all our flaws ever more evident during these hard times perhaps we should be merciful.

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