LOL! It’s like… CNN finally has something they don’t have to MAKE UP and it gets unbelievable cover from the network on the whole. Four days, in fact, of seeing this WWE / CNN / Trump animated image — this is what they’ve devoted to something that essentially is NOTHING.
Let’s get real for a minute, folks. There are, have been, and will be worse things on the internet than this animated image. And even then… there’s nothing to it. To try and cry “bullying” and devote so much airtime to it just lessens the credibility of CNN further.
As written for The Daily Caller by Peter Hasson:
President Trump’s tweet of a fake video showing him body-slamming the CNN logo has been a consistent focus of the network’s last four days of news coverage.
Trump tweeted the video Sunday morning, sending the media into a frenzy and kicking-off four straight days of CNN coverage. The network’s original news storywas titled, “Trump punches CNN in a juvenile tweet.” That same day, CNN ran a story on whether or not Trump’s body-slam tweet violated Twitter’s rules. (Twitter said it didn’t.)
CNN also ran on Sunday an analysis on the tweet by editor-at-large Chris Cillizza headlined, “Why pro wrestling is the perfect metaphor for Donald Trump’s presidency,” a story reporting on the network’s own statement about the tweet — which the network claimed “encourages violence against reporters” and a story on Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse’s reaction to the tweet, in addition to significant on-air coverage of the tweet.
CNN then devoted its attention to the origins of Trump’s WWE-style video, which the network traced to an anonymous Reddit user posting under the name “HanAssholeSolo.” CNN’s journalistic sleuths dug through HanAssholeSolo’s past posts and found racist and anti-Semitic content, including one targeting CNN employees.
CNN’s coverage of the tweet Monday focused on the Reddit user’s posting history, as well as the White House’s silence on HanAssholeSolo, one of the site’s 110 million monthly visitors in the country.
“President Donald Trump’s top aides are staying silent about the possible anti-Semitic, racist and anti-Muslim origins of a video the President tweeted Sunday, declining to answer a series of CNN questions about the video and its self-proclaimed originator,” read a Dan Merica story on Monday.
The network also ran an op-ed that day from Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah titled, “Trump wrestling beatdown video is no joke.”