The recent Twitter drama between the arch-enemies CNN and the POTUS involves a meme of Trump wrestling a CNN logo. The news network featured went absolutely mad, claiming the President was inciting violence. This same network that employed Kathy Griffin, who had a gruesome photo shoot to showcase her holding a mock-severed head of President Trump. This is the same network that openly supported the Central Park production of a play in which actors pretended to assassinate the President. They hypocrisy is palpable.
That’s not the end of it, though! In their mission of self-destruction, they decided to blackmail the Reddit user who posted a version of the meme on the /r/The_Donald thread.
First, they wanted to investigate, getting information about the creator. After they found the original post of the meme, they looked at his other material, which tended to be racist and anti-Semitic in nature. CNN then found the user’s information by linking social media accounts. Suddenly, the creator apologizes. He is interviewed by CNN and makes a statement of remorse. He removes all of his posts from Reddit and tries to disappear from the web, for his safety and the privacy of his family.
Then! CNN decides to say that because he requested to remain unnamed due to his safety concerns, they won’t reveal his identity… as long as he remains silent:
So, here are the questions we should be asking:
- Should we demand the same outrage over “violent rhetoric” aimed toward the President? Or should we just take it as it is: A joke.
- Should we further the leftist agenda of shutting down free speech with the nonsense that hate speech isn’t free speech?
- Can we turn a blind eye to this clear blackmail effort to silence a Reddit user simply for creating a meme?
- What is going to happen to CNN now that this self-destructive spiral is clearly spinning out of control?
I should mention that I am not supporting the tweet by the POTUS. Honestly, he makes himself look like a complete jackass and we know it is far from “presidential.” I am, however supporting his right to free speech. He can be critical of those who oppose him, he can post jokes about news corporations that consistently insult him on a daily basis, and he can call them out on their hypocrisy when they are clearly showing bias and double standards. He can… because he is free. Let’s not forget that we all share these freedoms. Don’t be silenced by fear.
– All the Spoils
CNN News Report How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF: http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/04/politics/kfile-reddit-user-trump-tweet/index.html
You should also check out: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/05/did-cnn-commit-crime-cruz-suggests-warning-to-reddit-user-poses-legal-problem.html