Last week, broadcaster CNN Andrew Kaczynski was accused of “blackmail” following its investigation into the identity of the creator of a controversial gif shared by President Donald Trump.
The gif was first published by a Reddit user last Wednesday, who has since deleted his account.
The hashtag #CNNBlackmail was tweeted over half a million times since a CNN tracked down the Reddit user and threatened him.
CNN targeted Reddit user ‘HanA**holeSolo’ because he took credit for the video and apparently had a history of making racist and anti-Semitic remarks online.
Then, CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski opted not to identify the user “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.”
But Kaczynski then added that “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” seemingly indicating that CNN would identify the user if he repeats his “ugly behavior” on social media. That sentence was widely interpreted as a threat. Kaczynski, who disputed that characterization, seemed especially upset that the Reddit user “was someone who shared an image of CNN reporters’ face with Stars of David next them.”
News aggregator Matt Drudge quickly highlighted the story on his site, the Drudge Report, captioning it: “CNN Declines to ID Because He’s ‘Taken Down All Offending Posts.”‘ (RELATED: Media Horrified After Trump Tweets Video Body-Slamming CNN)
But WAIT! There’s more!
A new video has recently surfaced that reflects CNN Chief Jeff Zucker’s reaction to the recent and viral hashtag #CNNBlackmail, but first some background to tie it in.
It’s only fitting that a video of Hitler’s reaction to #CNNBlackmail surface, especially since it was CNN’s own Carmen Aristegui that compared Trump to Adolph Hitler back in February.
She said, “Trump has unleashed the worst hatred and has given force to racism and xenophobia. He has opened the door to the worst demons. That is why the world is so frightened, and why we must use the tools of democracy and human rights to face the time that is approaching. Sadly, the Mexican government does not have the strength to stand up to this enormous challenge from someone who has called us rapists, swindlers, and criminals.”
Then, during her speech, Aristegui dramatically raised two fingers to her upper lip to emphasize Trump’s supposed similarities to Hitler not once, but twice!
The ‘Clown News Network’ just continues to dig itself into a bigger hole with one ‘fake’ news story after another. It’s ratings are diving as viewers flock elsewhere. Recently, even Trump referred to CNN as “garbage journalism”.
As long as CNN and CEO Jeff Zucker continue to air ‘fake news’ their ratings will decline. CNN is so pathetic in their reporting of ‘news’ that more viewers are now watching kiddie shows and cartoons on Nick-at-Nite.
On top of that, three CNN journalists resigned last month after publishing a story that proved to be false. A CNN investigative journalist connected a Trump transition team member to a Russian investment bank in a story based on one anonymous source. The story was eventually proven false and removed from CNN’s website and social media.
As I said earlier, it’s only fitting that this new video surface in reply to the #CNNBlackmail and dox threat.
I think you will enjoy watching this video that shows Hitler (CEO Zucker) react to CNN’s Dox Threat!
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