#CNNBlackmail is the best thing to have happened to the world since the election of Donald Trump. Indeed, it may be one of the greatest moments in the history of the internet.
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CNN host Michael Smerconish is doubling down on the network’s decision to publicly threaten to out an anonymous Reddit user.
As we contemplate the fallout from CNN’s effort to hunt down and intimidate the creator of a ten-second comedy video, let us note that people have been jailed around the world for social media posts. Here’s what happens when governments and cyber-vigilantes start deciding that certain “hateful” individuals no longer deserve the privilege of online anonymity.
Former Breitbart Senior Editor Milo Yiannopoulos joined Breitbart News Editor-In-Chief Alex Marlow Wednesday on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 to discuss #CNNBlackmail, the publishing industry, free speech, and Milo’s new book Dangerous.
After CNN tracked down the Reddit user that allegedly made a meme of President Donald Trump wrestling CNN and said they “[reserved] the right to publish his identity,” users across Twitter mocked the network with even more memes.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked his Twitter followers whether the network should dox a Reddit user who made an anti-CNN GIF, before deleting the post on Wednesday.
CNN and Andrew Kaczynski, head of the network’s Republican oppo research unit “KFILE,” gave a misleading defense after receiving an intense backlash to a Sunday night post boasting that he had tracked down and identified a man who claimed credit for a gif shared by President Donald Trump — and that CNN may reveal his identity if the man chooses to “repeat this ugly behavior.”
Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to point out the hypocrisy that CNN has displayed in the #CNNBlackmail scandal.
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