Opinion: CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin distracted -- again -- during another debate


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Jeffrey. Jeffrey. Jeffrey.

A couple of weeks ago, The Ticket celebrated the sharp-eyed folks over at, who spotted CNN political analyst Jeffrey Toobin, on camera to discuss the ongoing vice presidential debate, actually spending his time watching the baseball playoffs on a laptop there.

Worthy of chuckles.

Not that anyone would ever think media ‘analysts’ talk about things they don’t know about. Not for those salaries.


But how do you know what Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin and Delaware Democratic Sen. Joe Biden are saying if you’re actually doing something else on your laptop? (You can see those Gizmodo photos by clicking on the ‘Read more’ line below.)

But you’ll never guess what happened during last week’s last presidential debate between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama?

What happened was another website, Valleywag, caught the very same Jeffrey Toobin during the presidential debate checking out a Facebook page on his laptop instead of watching the rhetorical jousting going on to decide the White House race he was there to discuss.

Maybe he was Friending both candidates. Or writing on their Wall.

Anyway, good thing there are no more debates. Someone could catch someone else watching ‘Sara Does Sarasota’ on the Playboy channel.

— Andrew Malcolm

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