Fake news king CNN has once again stepped in it.
Out for blood after President Trump tweeted an image of him body-slamming a man with the CNN logo for a head from a wrestling event, the network has crossed over into a realm normally reserved for gangsters.
Former BuzzFeed reporter Andrew Kaczynski and a crackerjack team of investigators flew into action to track down the Reddit user responsible for the image on Trump’s tweet who they accused of racism and antisemitism.
Exclusive: CNN tracked down the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF. Now he's apologizing. https://t.co/HMEKfD1De3
— CNN (@CNN) July 5, 2017
The Reddit user who goes by the handle “HanAssholeSolo” was coerced into apologizing and then CNN threatened to dox him if he posted any more material.
Think about that. CNN was able to root out some kid who made a .gif that they didn’t like in a matter of hours yet has spent nearly a year looking for proof that Trump and the Russians colluded to cheat Hillary out of the presidency.
If CNN thought that such bullying, blackmail, and thuggery was going to stop the memes they were sadly mistaken as they are multiplying at an increasingly rapid pace since their threat to the Reddit user.
Now only is #CNNBlackmail trending on Twitter but the network’s declaration of war on critics is looking like yet another public relations dumpster fire in the making.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) July 5, 2017
Here’s a small sample of what should be a boatload of mockery of CNN:
— Caligula Casanova (@FallenCasanova) July 5, 2017
Happy Birthday America! pic.twitter.com/c1pgtBF7We
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) July 4, 2017
— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) July 5, 2017
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 5, 2017
— Evil Garbage Human (@DrEvilGamer) July 5, 2017
— DankTrump Meme (@danktrumpmeme) July 5, 2017
— Rosie Unmasked (@almostjingo) July 5, 2017
— Joshua W Helms (@JoshuaWHelms) July 5, 2017
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) July 5, 2017
— John Galt #NoAmnesty (@whois_John_Galt) July 5, 2017