Toobin on Being Fired from The New Yorker: ‘The Punishment Was Excessive’

‘But look, you know, that’s why they don’t ask the criminal to be the judge in his own case’

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TOOBIN: “I mean, obviously, I love the 'New Yorker.' I loved working there. I felt like I was a very good contributor to that magazine for a very long time, and I thought this punishment was excessive, but look, you know, that’s why they don’t ask the criminal to be the judge in his own case. I mean, I thought it was an excessive punishment. I’m incredibly grateful to CNN for taking me back. But, you know, other people are going to weigh in about whether it was appropriate for them to get rid of me and for CNN to keep me.”

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