Washington Examiner Asks “What the Hell Were You Thinking CNN?”

CNN may have passed the point of no return as they essentially threatened to DOX a random internet user, believed to be a teenager, who simply created an animated image of Trump wrestling the CNN logo… to which CNN took as “very threatening” — considering how hardcore they’ve been riding him and pushing unproven stories on their viewers… that’s quite a statement.

As written for Washington Examiner by Becket Adams:

CNN has screwed up royally this time.

The news group published a report Tuesday, titled “How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF,” and we’re not even sure where to start.

But we’ll try:

CNN’s first mistake was the ethically dubious decision to hunt down the anonymous Reddit user behind the parody video of President Donald Trump pummeling a humanoid version of the CNN logo.

The problem here is that the story is not about the admitted Internet troll or his video, which was shared last week by the president himself. The story here is that there are people in the White House who trawl the Internet’s underbelly for weird and sometimes objectionable content, and that it’s being done on the taxpayers’ dime.

CNN has screwed up royally this time.

The news group published a report Tuesday, titled “How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF,” and we’re not even sure where to start.

But we’ll try:

CNN’s first mistake was the ethically dubious decision to hunt down the anonymous Reddit user behind the parody video of President Donald Trump pummeling a humanoid version of the CNN logo.

The problem here is that the story is not about the admitted Internet troll or his video, which was shared last week by the president himself. The story here is that there are people in the White House who trawl the Internet’s underbelly for weird and sometimes objectionable content, and that it’s being done on the taxpayers’ dime.

This brings us to the network’s second mistake.

There may be some value to understanding people like “HanAssholeSolo,” but CNN should’ve recused itself from covering this specific Reddit user. Given that “HanAssholeSolo’s” video featured Trump pummeling the cable news network’s logo, CNN should’ve thought better about the optics of hunting down an online critic. Is this news or is this a vendetta?

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What the hell were you thinking, CNN?

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