How low can CNN go, that’s the question on every internet keyboard warrior’s lips after the multi billion dollar corporation (also known as “very fake news” to quote the POTUS) threatened to publish the name of a private citizen/Reddit user who posted the now famous video depicting Donald Trump slamming to the ground a man which boasts a CNN logo cropped over his face in a wrestling move of sorts.
The Reddit user with the strange nickname HanAssholeSolo is currently credited as the mastermind behind that childish animated image.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
Following the Donald tweeting the infamous clip, after accusing the President of inciting violence against journalists, CNN decided to go full Nazi and to identify the guy (allegedly a 15 year old kid) behind the GIF. It’s not very clear what CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski is trying to prove nor to accomplish by exposing (or threatening to expose) the identity of the meme-creator who actually did nothing wrong (it’s a matter of free speech after all); anyway, proving that investigative journalism is not dead yet at CNN, Andrew went on digging inside the bowels of the internet, to finally find that guy HanAssholeSolo’s Reddit posts (most of them deleted by now), who was somehow identified and threatened (more or less) with doxing him over the mock video, basically extorting a private citizen, provided he posts stuff the network don’t approve off in the future. Check out the statement from very fake news CNN:
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) July 5, 2017
The pundit (HanAssholeSolo) already issued an apology yesterday via Reddit, calling the GIF to be nothing more than a prank.
“The meme was created purely as satire, it was not meant to be a call to violence against CNN or any other news affiliation… …I had no idea anyone would take it and put sound to it and then have it put up on the President’s Twitter feed.”
The internet is now fuming with rage against CNN’s Bolshevik methods, check out the video:
— William Craddick (@williamcraddick) July 5, 2017
— Scott Taylor (@Scotttaylorva) July 5, 2017
How did they find this guy after all? Well, 4CHAN already has the answer:
— MicroSquatMagic™ (@MicroBlackMagic) July 5, 2017
Here’s what Julian Assange had to say about CNN’s latest epic failure:
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) July 5, 2017
And yes, this is war.
— Dirt Man of Kekistan (@yahboiDirtMan) July 5, 2017