26 C
New York
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Condé Nast suspends Jeffrey Toobin for 3 months without pay

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

In the week after Donald Trump’s Twitter meltdown over a snarky internet meme from Jeffrey Toobin’s New Yorker review, the judge was called on by Condé Nast.

The editor in chief of the magazine is suspending the New Yorker writer for three months without pay.

Condé Nast said in a statement Thursday night that Toobin’s work for the magazine has been suspended until further notice.

Jeffrey Toobin’s contribution to The New Yorker and the relevance of The New Yorker continue to be under review. I have decided that, while the matter is being reviewed, Jeffrey Toobin’s contribution to The New Yorker and the relevance of The New Yorker will be suspended until further notice. — David Carey (@davidspcarey) October 19, 2018

The magazine is “reviewing the appropriateness of his work with Condé Nast and The New Yorker remain committed to covering Donald Trump’s presidency with the same rigor that they have demonstrated in previous administrations,” the statement said.

He is probably riding the good news ride off the Brooklyn Bridge without a parachute.

Last week, a Thursday New Yorker review of Toobin’s book, “TrumpNation,” lambasted a social media meme in which he jokingly called Trump a “classless, lie-filled, petulant little man.” In it, he mocked the Presiden- in poor taste if not outright mean humor saying, “At a hearing and a town hall meeting, a congressman alleged that President Trump’s lies and errors are ‘deeply suspicious,’ adding, ‘I think a lot of us are just haunted by all of those lies, by all of those misstatements.’ ”

The article caused a flurry of criticism online, especially on Friday when Trump mocked the cartoon and said that he had “great respect” for the author.

Trump also wondered how his own “classy papers and pen” got into Toobin’s review.

The next day, the two appeared to have made up.

“Perhaps they could be mended,” Toobin said of his argument with Trump. “It could even turn out that President Trump and I become good friends, and I have his autograph and my own byline in the next edition of The New Yorker.”

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Dozens of missiles fired at Gaza in new wave of violence

Gaza: Amid concerns that an attack on the enclave would lead to prolonged bloodletting, Israel is using tanks, artillery and attack helicopters to attack...
- Advertisement -

In Congress, Democrats Press On With Proposal for Russian Election Probe

At an empty U.S. Capitol, a starkly different world, Democrats on Wednesday night pressed forward with a bipartisan proposal to create a task force...

Curtis Fuller, Tenor Saxophonist and Spiritual Voice, Dies at 88

Curtis Fuller, the towering tenor saxophonist who fused deep spiritual wisdom and an artful, rhythmic technique into his work, has died, his friend and...

See Who Re-Released Nicki Minaj’s New Songs in 2018

Nicki Minaj is back with another batch of new music, and it includes a collection of songs with Lil Wayne and Drake. Check out...

Related news

Dozens of missiles fired at Gaza in new wave of violence

Gaza: Amid concerns that an attack on the enclave would lead to prolonged bloodletting, Israel is using tanks, artillery and attack helicopters to attack...

In Congress, Democrats Press On With Proposal for Russian Election Probe

At an empty U.S. Capitol, a starkly different world, Democrats on Wednesday night pressed forward with a bipartisan proposal to create a task force...

Curtis Fuller, Tenor Saxophonist and Spiritual Voice, Dies at 88

Curtis Fuller, the towering tenor saxophonist who fused deep spiritual wisdom and an artful, rhythmic technique into his work, has died, his friend and...

See Who Re-Released Nicki Minaj’s New Songs in 2018

Nicki Minaj is back with another batch of new music, and it includes a collection of songs with Lil Wayne and Drake. Check out...
- Advertisement -