Originally appeared at ibankcoin.com
CNN is taking heat for threatening to publish the identity of a private citizen who posted a video lampooning the network.
Redditor ‘HanAssholeSolo’ is credited as the creator of a clip showing President Trump beating up a man with a CNN logo superimposed over his face, which the President then tweeted on Sunday morning.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 2 July 2017
In response, CNN and it’s MSM brethren caught the vapors – with pundits accusing the President of inciting violence against journalists. CNN media reporter Brian Stelter tweeted this pissy little screed:
CNN statement responding to the president: “We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his.” pic.twitter.com/Gn1YRA2DRG
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) 2 July 2017
HanAssholeSolo issued an apology on Reddit Tuesday, calling the video a “prank, nothing more.”
“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.”
Here’s what people thought about that:
— William Craddick (@williamcraddick) 5 July 2017
Meanwhile, CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski has said that people are misinterpreting the article.
This line is being misinterpreted. It was intended only to mean we made no agreement w/the man about his identity. https://t.co/9FL6EvTikx
— andrew kaczynski ? (@KFILE) 5 July 2017
Sure Andrew… CNN isn’t publishing his name “because he is a private citizen” who “showed remorse,” yet you reserve the right to expose his identity if you don’t like how he behaves in the future. Sounds like a threat.
How did they find him?
While CNN maintains they were able to link HanAssholeSolo’s posts to his Facebook account, a 4chan user claiming to be a CNN insider suggested that CNN obtained his IP address from his ISP and ‘unmasked’ him.
— MicroSquatMagic™ (@MicroBlackMagic) 5 July 2017
CNN’s latest blunder follows a devastating week for CNN, whose last shred of credibility was destroyed in a blaze of glory by James O’Keefe last week. Reactions to the network’s threat to expose (or ‘Dox’) Redditor HanAssholeSolo have been hilarious… you can see for yourself by searching the hashtag #CNNBlackMail on Twitter.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) 5 July 2017
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) 5 July 2017
— Rokfrag Hümelsmitt (@RicinGravy) 5 July 2017
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) 5 July 2017
Current $TWC stock price is $101.38 which is a current spread of 6% to deal price.
— Ed (@DowdEdward) 5 July 2017
Finally – 4chan has declared WAR
— Dirt Man of Kekistan (@yahboiDirtMan) 5 July 2017