CNN Rocked by Huge Backlash After it Blackmails Creator of Trump/CNN Meme

 

News network accused of coercing, threatening to dox private citizen,

https://www.infowars.com/cnn-rocked-by-huge-backlash-after-it-blackmails-creator-of-trumpcnn-meme/

CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” stated the article.

This led to a firestorm of fury, with even many on the left slamming CNN for its unethical, and possibly illegal, practice.

Kaczynski then attempted to claim that HanAssholeSolo had apologized before CNN contacted him, contradicting his previous tweet which stated that HanAssholeSolo’s apology “came after CNN identified and reached out to him.”

 

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CNN extorts amateur satirist who made video tweeted by Trump: if you make fun of us again we will harm youhttp://archive.is/o7izm#selection-1233.0-1233.73 

“CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” stated the article.

This led to a firestorm of fury, with even many on the left slamming CNN for its unethical, and possibly illegal, practice.

Kaczynski then attempted to claim that HanAssholeSolo had apologized before CNN contacted him, contradicting his previous tweet which stated that HanAssholeSolo’s apology “came after CNN identified and reached out to him.”

Julian Assange @JulianAssange

CNN just committed a crime violating § 135.60 of the New York criminal code “coercion” http://codes.findlaw.com/ny/penal-law/pen-sect-135-60.html https://twitter.com/KFILE/status/841825706720038913  pic.twitter.com/a7HAdMQQDV

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The reaction on Twitter was vitriolic as #CNNBlackmail began trending.

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange posted a number of tweets in which he documented how CNN had broken the law, as well as tweeting, “A multi-billion dollar TV network blackmailing a private citizen into not making funny videos about it is not journalism, CNN.”

Julian Assange @JulianAssange

CNN also appears to have committed a federal felony violation of 18 U.S. Code § 241 in relation to the 1st Amendmenthttps://www.justice.gov/crt/conspiracy-against-rights  pic.twitter.com/AFt8RJyHsW

CNN also appears to have committed a federal felony violation of 18 U.S. Code § 241 in relation to the 1st Amendment https://www.justice.gov/crt/conspiracy-against-rights  pic.twitter.com/NbeYUSRuHN

Julian Assange @JulianAssange

A multi-billion dollar TV network blackmailing a private citizen into not making funny videos about it is not journalism, CNN.

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Others weighed in.

German Lopez

@germanrlopez

Problem is the internet is not proportional. This person was a jerk, sure, but revealing his ID would lead to death threats, job risks, etc.

I can’t emphasize how bad this is on CNN’s part. This is basically “don’t post stuff we don’t like or we’ll dox you.” Extremely unethical. pic.twitter.com/5bJZIZasH0

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#ThePersistence

@ScottPresler

Investors and sponsors should immediately pull out their $ from CNN or risk being associated with crime & doxing.

William Craddick @williamcraddick

Nothing says patriotism like harassing and extorting an apology from an American for peaceful political expression on the 4th

Mark Dice

@MarkDice

The history books will show that on CNN blackmailed someone who made a joke gif about them.

Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸

@Cernovich

How brave of CNN, a multi-billion dollar corporation, to go after a private citizen. https://twitter.com/kyletblaine/status/882408923533279232 

Scott Taylor

@Scotttaylorva

@CNN U basically coerce apology & threaten release of identity if something changes? Pretty sure a line is crossed here.https://twitter.com/CNN/status/882410884445999105 

GregGutfeld

@greggutfeld

only wish CNN went after violent rioters and antifa looters the way they go after someone who made a comical GIF.

Kaczynski’s claim that HanAssholeSolo’s apology was not coerced only spawned a new round of memes.

 

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.@KFILE “FYI “HanAssholeSolo” just called me: I am in total agreement with your statement. I was not threatened in anyway.”

CNN essentially blackmailed a private citizen because he made fun of CNN.

Let that sink in.

Should a news organization that blackmails private citizens be allowed to have White House press access?

Fresh off the back of James O’Keefe’s CNN exposé , the news network is on the ropes. It’s difficult to see how they’re going to recover from this one without huge damage to their credibility.

It also remains to be seen whether the originator of the meme, who some claim could be as young as 15-years-old (although Kaczynski denies this), will seek to launch a lawsuit against CNN

One response to “CNN Rocked by Huge Backlash After it Blackmails Creator of Trump/CNN Meme

  1. Han… can come here, I’ll protect him from the left! I would be proud if I had the expertise to produce such a video!

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