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Monday, October 21, 2019

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Monday said he regretted the role he played in amplifying the coverage of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server after a report last week that found "no persuasive evidence" of classified information being systematically or deliberately mishandled.

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Gee, what a shocker that a Clinton News Network pundit regrets covering a story that put Hillary in a bad light.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-21 07:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The first step to resolving a problem is admitting a problem exists. Kudos to Jeffrey Toobin.

Now, shall we take this approach to the Republicans and the current occupant of the Oval Office? :)

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-21 07:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Kudos to Jeffrey Toobin.

But how is he admitting it? The State Department found 588 violations of Department policy in handling classified information and he is saying its "no big deal."

He is apologizing for reporting a story about the unauthorized storage of 588 emails that contained classified information because it made Hillary look bad, which is what Chris Barron is calling him out for.

Edward R. Murrow is rolling over in his grave right now, while Jeff Zucker pats Jeff Toobin on the head for being a "good soldier."

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-21 08:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yet again, RoCuligula knows more about the State Dept determination than... the State Dept.

"State Department business added an "increased degree of risk" but that it did not find "systemic misuse" of classified information.

"While there were some instances of classified information being inappropriately introduced into an unclassified system in furtherance of expedience, by and large, the individuals interviewed were aware of security policies and did their best to implement them in their operations," the report stated."

Comey apologized for his letter to Hillary right before the election, and Toobin's apology for his reporting of what the State Dept found not to be systemic abuse and did find effort to implement security policies should be the first of many.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2019-10-21 09:16 PM | Reply

Come on, Cork.

Toobin's "regret" is clearly partisan.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-21 09:18 PM | Reply

@#3 ... But how is he admitting it? ...

He said he regretted his role...

That means that he looked back and determined he did not act in a manner he now thinks he should have acted.

Most of the rest of your comment, starting with "The State Department..." is unnecessary to your question.

... He is apologizing ...

He said he regretted reporting the story. I do not see that to mean apologizing. I see that to mean, I am smarter now than I was then. He learned from his mistake. Isn't that what you would want in a journalist? Or anyone, for that matter?

(and to thehill.com... get rid of the forced video and audio on your site. It detracts from your reporting)

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-21 09:20 PM | Reply

Listening to the Australian group...

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at the moment...

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-21 09:43 PM | Reply

#4

Too funny, Dorkus, you believe everything your Masters tell you to believe.

This got cut out on the promotion to the front page:

"A State Department report summarized a review of the handling of classified information relating to Clinton's private email server. The report reflected of the 30,000 emails that the State Department was able to physically review (with another 36,000 deleted) and found 38 individuals were responsible for 91 violations of federal law and another 497 violations were also found in the probe of Clinton's emails. The report did not assign responsibility in those cases, in part because many of those involved had already left the department during the time it took to receive the emails and review them."

How convenient that they couldn't charge "those involved [who] had already left the department" in violation of Federal secrecy statutes.

I wonder who that was???

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-21 11:49 PM | Reply

@#8 ... This got cut out on the promotion to the front page: ...

So you seem to be admitting that the original premise of your comment is negated, because you are now deflecting from "he regretted his mistake" to something quite different?

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-21 11:53 PM | Reply

The other part cut out of the thread:

"In response, Media strategist Chris Barron told the Hill that Toobin shouldn't regret doing what CNN pays him for.

"What Toobin means here is that he is sorry he did his job because it was politically damaging for Democrats. A truly independent and objective media should report the facts without regard for their political implications," Barron said."

4/5 odds that Zucker told Toobin to express his "regrets."

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-21 11:55 PM | Reply

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#9

So you seem to be taking things out of context, deliberately or otherwise, since the bulk of the summary got eliminated on the move to the Front Page.

You are usually better than that, Lamp.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-21 11:56 PM | Reply

@#10 ... "In response, Media strategist Chris Barron told the Hill that Toobin shouldn't regret doing what CNN pays him for. ...

Really? You're citing that as if it might be important? GMAFB.

Mr Toobin was doing what he does -- reporting.

He made a mistake.

He admitted and regretted that he made a mistake.

The fact that he has regretted he made the mistake is telling.

It shows he is smarter now than he was before.

When I managed dozens of software engineers... do ya know one of the most memorable comments I ever heard from one of those engineers was? A software engineer walked into my office and told me that he liked that he could walk into my office and say, "I ------ up."

The resulting part of that conversation is that I asked him, "what did you learn?"

My job as a manager was not to punish those who worked on the team, but to grow their abilities.

Toobin learned and grew. Yet your comments seems to despise that.

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-22 12:07 AM | Reply

@#11 ... So you seem to be taking things out of context, ...

Au contraire, mon ami.

I am trying to focus on the core issue and not be swayed by deflections.

I try not to let the goal affect my evaluation of the evidence.

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-22 12:10 AM | Reply

@#11 ... you seem to be taking things out of context, deliberately or otherwise, since the bulk of the summary got eliminated on the move to the Front Page.

And you seem to be of the opinion that I do not read the articles linked in the summary.

I do read the article linked.

So whether or not the summary has been abridged by the thread elves is mostly irrelevant.

Can we return to the point in question now, instead of your tring to discredit the commenter? (which, btw shows the weakness of your point of view....)



#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-22 12:16 AM | Reply

I see the thin veneer of a Moderate has been lifted back in place.

Toobin is apologizing for reporting on a story that made Hillary look bad and maybe lose the election...which is the story here.

Like I said above, Edward R. Murrow is spinning in his grave.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-22 12:26 AM | Reply

@#15 ... I see the thin veneer of a Moderate has been lifted back in place. ..

I have no understanding of what you mean by a veneer being lifted back in place. Can you elaborate?

... Toobin is apologizing ...

He said he regretted ...

You need to explain how you interpret someone regretting something as apologizing for that thing. If I am to believe your prior comments, your professions seems to work in word meanings. So the ball is in your court. And do keep in mind that here in Connecticut, bedtime is rapidly approaching....

... Like I said above, Edward R. Murrow is spinning in his grave. ...

Yeah, yeah, cute references that mean little in bolstering what you've asserted.

So, the key point here seems to be the conflation of "regret" with "apology."

You need to elaborate upon that aspect. And leave cute Edward R. Murrow references out of it.

Why does "regret" equal "apology?"


#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-22 12:53 AM | Reply

"Why does "regret" equal "apology?"

It doesn't equal, but usually leads to.

#17 | Posted by willowby at 2019-10-22 01:30 AM | Reply

Why does "regret" equal "apology?" - #16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-22 12:53 AM |
Because words have meanings?

regret
[r'ret]

VERB
feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, especially a loss or missed opportunity).
"she immediately regretted her words" [more]
synonyms: be sorry about feel contrite about feel apologetic about [more]

#18 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-10-22 08:10 AM | Reply

Toobin's only regret is that his reporting had a negative impact on Hillary's campaign.

An actual journalist would only regret reporting on something if a factual mistake was made or a source wasn't properly vetted, etc.

Toobin's regret is nakedly partisan and the fact that he's expressing regret for properly doing what he was being compensated to do is a very bad look for him.

Fact is, Team Clinton obliterated over 30,000 government emails that were improperly transmitted on a private server via Bleach Bit, which was a felonious violation of records keeping law, and nobody on her team paid any kind of price for these felonious acts thanks to the Obama DOJ and FBI.

#19 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-22 09:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I love how it's being framed. Well, gosh darn, we only found 588 violations and you see, that is too small of a number to be considered systemic so it's really no big deal.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-22 10:01 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The new email is Hunter Biden. Trump makes a lie and everyone speaks about it like it's something we have to disprove. The lie becomes legitimate even though it was disproved from the beginning.

#21 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-10-22 10:12 AM | Reply

Toobin feels bad that he may have cost Hillary the election.

Who knows....I might feel bad that I helped get Trump elected as well.

I can imagine a lot of folks feeling bad about that.

Maybe he puts a little more weight on his influence than he really has........

#22 | Posted by eberly at 2019-10-22 10:14 AM | Reply

"Fact is, Team Clinton obliterated over 30,000 government emails that were improperly transmitted on a private server via Bleach Bit, which was a felonious violation of records keeping law, and nobody on her team paid any kind of price for these felonious acts thanks to the Obama DOJ and FBI."

Fully investigated and debunked but Jeff continues the lie even though Hillary Clinton isn't even running for any office. One thing about Jeff, he's entirely predictable.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-22 10:18 AM | Reply

Maybe he puts a little more weight on his influence than he really has........

#22 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2019-10-22 10:14 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

Why bother voting? It's just one vote. All the conservatives should just stay home and do the important work they have to do every day.

Lazy liberals are the ones who have the spare time to waste voting, just one useless vote at a time.

#24 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-10-22 10:22 AM | Reply

24

no idea what you mean there......

#25 | Posted by eberly at 2019-10-22 10:24 AM | Reply

Toobin's only regret is that his reporting had a negative impact on Hillary's campaign.

I think that's actually a legitimate source of regret if you look at the absolute dumpster fire of a presodent we have today.

Anyone who hurt the Clinton campaign with truth or falsehood should be filled with regret if they have a shred of dignity, patriotism or brains.

#26 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-22 10:30 AM | Reply

Fully investigated and debunked but Jeff continues the lie even though Hillary Clinton isn't even running for any office. One thing about Jeff, he's entirely predictable.

#23 | POSTED BY DANNI

Bull crap. You cannot refute a single word on my post other than to erroneously claim "Debunked".

Anyone who hurt the Clinton campaign with truth or falsehood should be filled with regret if they have a shred of dignity, patriotism or brains.

#26 | POSTED BY JOE

I admire your honesty. You are basically saying that journalists should no longer report the news; they should be political advocates. Sadly, WAY too many of them agree with you and have been doing just that and it predates Trump.

#27 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-10-22 10:35 AM | Reply

Gee, what a shocker that a Clinton News Network pundit regrets covering a story that put Hillary in a bad light.

#1 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

The regret isn't for covering it. It's for HOW he covered it.

How hard is that to understand?

#28 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-10-22 10:56 AM | Reply

You are basically saying that journalists should no longer report the news

No i'm not. I'm saying they should regret elevating But Her Emails to a scandal that eclipsed sexual assault, questionable (at best) foreign ties, and severe mental unfitness for office.

#29 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-22 11:00 AM | Reply

Covering it was a waste of everyone's time.

#30 | Posted by mikebank at 2019-10-22 11:10 AM | Reply

- you believe everything your Masters tell you to believe.

No, dimmy, I posted the State Dept's conclusions, you posted some of the minutia.

Which would make you what? A partisan rwing pettifogger?

#31 | Posted by Corky at 2019-10-22 11:59 AM | Reply

Which would make you what?

Factually accurate-I posted the actual results, you posted the summary that your Masters wanted you to swallow.

Think for yourself for once, people will perhaps start giving you a modicum of respect.

#32 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-10-22 03:07 PM | Reply

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