CNN Is Now Threatening Private Citizens for Making Memes #CNNBlackmail

CNN is sinking lower and lower. CNN just publicly admitted to blackmail and claiming to reserve the right to doxx a private citizen over a stupid gif(!).

Just try to feel the level of insanity: CNN tracked a guy who made a video they don’t like.

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And then they proudly reported on this as if it was a discovery of Atlantis.

CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.

CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.

Right. Major news network plays the victim pretending it ‘puts their life on the line’, doxxes the author and then openly state they were SO KIND to not publicly name and shame him because he got on his knees and apologized.

Over a non-existing story. Because they’ve decided that mockery is “encouraging violence.” It was a gif mocking CNN and claiming that Donald Trump can fight the network and win. CNN’s argument that “it encourages violence against reporters” is utter nonsense.

And my favorite line is “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change”. Which is ‘misinterpreted’.

Imagine being so terrible at doing your job as a journalist, the position which requires 100% accuracy, that a pretty clear phrase is suddenly ‘misinterpreted’ by hundreds of people online

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So they literally say that they won’t doxx the guy because he grovelled, but they’ll totally doxx him if he mocks CNN again or makes another.

And now we all should be concerned that the main goal of the establishment media is to police the public, not inform it (surprise, huh?).

In a week when we celebrate freedom, it’s a good reminder that threats to our liberties don’t come solely from government. When a corporation thinks itself righteous for threatening to doxx a private citizen for a video they don’t like, defending our freedom of expression is what we all should be most concerned about.

Share your thoughts on this in comments.

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1 thought on “CNN Is Now Threatening Private Citizens for Making Memes #CNNBlackmail”

  1. I couldn’t agree more to you Jenna. Must say this is a well written article. I feel people tend to forget the context in which these actions and reactions are taking place. CNN has been insultive to Trump and his supporters from day one. I am happy that president is firing back. CNN’s job is to report but not to infuse their feelings and thinking on others.

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