James Woods Gave Classic Response to CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, Caught Performing Embarrassing Sex Act on Self During Zoom Call, After Calling Rittenhouse an ‘Idiot’

Actor James Woods had a classic comeback response to an insult from CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin after the on-air legal analyst called teen Kyle Rittenhouse, on trial for murder in Kenosha, Wis., an “idiot.”

Toobin was suspended in October 2020 from the network and from the New Yorker Magazine after he was seen masturbating during a Zoom call, mistakenly having forgotten to turn off his computer’s camera.

The legal analyst called Rittenhouse an “idiot” after the teen broke down in uncontrollable tears during testimony Wednesday in which he was attempting to recount his self-defense in shooting and killing two rioters in the Wisconsin city last year while wounding a third man who came at him, handgun raised.

“What kind of idiot 17-year-old gets a giant gun and goes to a riot? … The good news for Kyle Rittenhouse is that he’s not on trial for being an idiot. He’s on trial for homicide,” Toobin said.

The remark prompted Woods to respond in a since-deleted tweet reported by The Daily Wire: “Is Toobin just yanking our crank?”

Toobin had noted:

Two thoughts. Two thoughts. … One, what kind of idiot 17-year-old gets a giant gun and goes to a riot? He has no license. He has no training. He thinks he’s going to scrub graffiti off with his AR-15? I mean, the stupidity of this is like, what could possibly go wrong? Well, a lot went wrong.

The good news for Kyle Rittenhouse is that he’s not on trial for being an idiot. He’s on trial for homicide. And in that respect, I mostly agree with Joey that this is a tough case for the prosecution, because it does seem like it he has a plausible case of self-defense. And if it were illegal to be an idiot, the jails would be even more crowded than they are now. Homicide is a different matter. And he may have a defense here.