CNN Blackmailed The Wrong Person Posting Trump Memes
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(Last Updated On: July 6, 2017)

CNN posted a follow-up to their article about the Reddit user apologizing to CNN about making a meme featuring Donald Trump clotheslining Vince McMahan who had his head replaced with the CNN logo. CNN coerced an apology out of an alleged 15-year-old who made the meme and shared it on Reddit. However, it turns out that CNN has admitted that the person they attempted to blackmail into an apology wasn’t the one who made the meme that Donald Trump shared on his Twitter account.

In an article published on July 5th, 2017, they acknowledge that the White House has stated that President Donald Trump did not get the meme from Reddit; the White House declined to say where Trump originally found the meme, but an anonymous person who claims to be from Mexico, took to 4chan’s /pol/ to claim responsibility for having originally posted the meme on January 12th, 2017.

Obviously an anon claiming responsibility for a meme is like a discombobulated police officer claiming a yellow taxi in New York committed a traffic violation.

Nevertheless, CNN reporter Chris Cillizza writes…

“On the one hand, we have a detailed analysis of the origin of the GIF, which first appeared on Reddit last Wednesday, and its creator acknowledging he made it.

 

“On the other we have the White House — with no name attached! — insisting Trump didn’t get the GIF from Reddit.

 

“Which leaves an obvious question: Where did Trump get it then?”

This has created a serious ethical vortex following on the news that CNN had allegedly blackmailed the Reddit user by threatening to dox him if he didn’t apologize. The alleged 15-year-old capitulated.

There had been rumors that the original creator of the meme was from Mexico, but CNN is reporting that the meme that the Reddit user posted was slightly different from the one Donald Trump shared, thus they admit that they may have targeted the wrong person in the supposed blackmail attempt.

With CNN admitting that the White House is claiming that the meme didn’t come from Reddit, it does mean that their previous report about the meme-maker is non-credible for as far as information sourcing is concerned. Worse yet is that CNN violated a New York State law in regards to blackmail, but there hasn’t been any word yet on if any sort of legal ramifications will follow.

For now, CNN is simply seeing their reputation take a serious hit due to unscrupulous actions of their own doing.


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  • Jack Thompson

    You seem to be throwing the “alleged 15 year old” line around a lot. The rumor that he is 15 is rooted to nothing but an anonymous 4chan post baselessly claiming it.

    • RichardGristle

      I’ll admit that the 15 thing seems to be quite in the realm of heresay at this point, but 15 or 51, what they did was entirely unethical on any level of humanity or journalism.

    • Disqusted

      I would have described it as a rumor, too. But I guess even if he was a 15 year old, they would very likely have behaved the exact same way.

      I mean, they got the wrong guy. Did they even know his age before they went forward with blackmailing him? And they already caused someone else to suicide before. I doubt age would sway them much.

  • John27

    Trump should strip CNN of their White House press credentials. Their actions justify that decision.

  • static5225

    CNN = Criminal News Network

  • static5225

    CNN = Criminal News Network

  • anopolis

    again…CNN desperately needs to die screaming in a fire. maybe be reborn with some actual journalists, a once highly respected occupation. they were the truth tellers, the watchmen….now a mouth piece for propaganda. its a shame. what should be valued, instead, isn’t worth taking a piss on.

  • anopolis

    again…CNN desperately needs to die screaming in a fire. maybe be reborn with some actual journalists, a once highly respected occupation. they were the truth tellers, the watchmen….now a mouth piece for propaganda. its a shame. what should be valued, instead, isn’t worth taking a piss on.

  • giygas

    CNN: Professional morons, or just gifted amateurs?

  • giygas

    CNN: Professional morons, or just gifted amateurs?

    • Disqusted

      Professional assholes.

    • Disqusted

      Professional assholes.

  • Gorgon

    CNN appears to be drowning in their own piss. What a way to go.

  • Gorgon

    CNN appears to be drowning in their own piss. What a way to go.

    • RichardGristle

      The chocolate Payday that hit their cheek was mine. Also it wasn’t a chocolate Payday.

  • Disqusted

    Assange also tweeted that the video Trump tweeted has substantial differences (including audio, so it’s obviously not just a GIF). Even if that Mexican guy isn’t the real creator, it’s clear CNN went after the wrong person. Possibly/likely even illegally.

    They tried to so hard to tie the poor guy’s racist trolling (on a sub-reddit for the purpose of trolling, which the media conveniently omits), to the Trump sub-reddit and Trump himself. Epic fail. They LOVE taking things out of context.

    In other news, one of the professional doxxers behind this mess, former Buzzfeed turned CNN (no surprise they’re literally the same people, just like Hillary’s campaign people like Donna Brazile were/are also CNN people), was apparently responsible for causing another guy to suicide a while back.
    https://i.redd.it/8cb1brzftz7z.jpg

    More details here:
    https://medium.com/@Cernovich/creepy-andrew-kaczynski-has-history-of-harassing-women-spreading-fake-news-e5dbec523bf6

    Bet he’s one of the people who accuses GamerGate and Trump supporters of doxxing. Yet another projection hypocrite scum who ruins real lives.

  • Disqusted

    Assange also tweeted that the video Trump tweeted has substantial differences (including audio, so it’s obviously not just a GIF). Even if that Mexican guy isn’t the real creator, it’s clear CNN went after the wrong person. Possibly/likely even illegally.

    They tried to so hard to tie the poor guy’s racist trolling (on a sub-reddit for the purpose of trolling, which the media conveniently omits), to the Trump sub-reddit and Trump himself. Epic fail. They LOVE taking things out of context.

    In other news, one of the professional doxxers behind this mess, former Buzzfeed turned CNN (no surprise they’re literally the same people, just like Hillary’s campaign people like Donna Brazile were/are also CNN people), was apparently responsible for causing another guy to suicide a while back.
    https://i.redd.it/8cb1brzftz7z.jpg

    More details here:
    https://medium.com/@Cernovich/creepy-andrew-kaczynski-has-history-of-harassing-women-spreading-fake-news-e5dbec523bf6

    Bet he’s one of the people who accuses GamerGate and Trump supporters of doxxing. Yet another projection hypocrite scum who ruins real lives.

    • Keystone

      Can’t wait to see how bored anons fuck this guy’s pathetic life up.

      • Indeed. Of course some will accuse this behavior of being “just as bad as the SJWs”, but sometimes an eye for an eye. It’s the only way to fight back if you want to see change.

      • Indeed. Of course some will accuse this behavior of being “just as bad as the SJWs”, but sometimes an eye for an eye. It’s the only way to fight back if you want to see change.

      • Indeed. Of course some will accuse this behavior of being “just as bad as the SJWs”, but sometimes an eye for an eye. It’s the only way to fight back if you want to see change.

      • Indeed. Of course some will accuse this behavior of being “just as bad as the SJWs”, but sometimes an eye for an eye. It’s the only way to fight back if you want to see change.

    • Keystone

      Can’t wait to see how bored anons fuck this guy’s pathetic life up.

    • Bet he’s one of the people who accuses GamerGate and Trump supporters of doxxing. Yet another projection hypocrite scum who ruins real lives.

      Are you saying you want to stop the corrupt people in power bullying, slandering, doxing, lynch-mobbing and ruining people’s lives?

      I’m sure some fence-sitting Moderate will come along and tell you that you want to restrict the mainstream media’s free speech and that you’re “just the same as SJWs”.

      • Disqusted

        Cnowflake Nepotist Network will probably dox me as a racist misogynist, and then report that I’m really Trump’s ancestor reincarnated, which makes him just as racist and misogynist.

        I remember hearing people trying to argue that Trump’s father was KKK because he happened to be at a parade the KKK went to. Like we must all be colluding with Russia because they live on the same planet. That’s old (fake) news, though.

  • ThyPancakeConsumed

    #CNNtocourt

  • ThyPancakeConsumed

    #CNNtocourt

    • Alistair

      Yup there serious changes. It need to go to court like gawker before them.

      It shows MSM is corrupt as fuck,

    • Alistair

      Yup there serious changes. It need to go to court like gawker before them.

      It shows MSM is corrupt as fuck,

  • Cinj

    Where’s Peter Thiel when you need him?