Apparently it became big news when the president tweeted out a GIF of himself beating up Vince McMayon with a thumbnail CNN logo where his head should have been. CNN decided it would sic K-File- Buzzfeed’s investigative team- on the person who had created the GIF in question. Here are a few quotes from the article.
“(CNN)- The Reddit user who initially claimed credit for President Donald Trump’s tweet that showed Trump tackling CNN issued an apology Tuesday for the video and other offensive content he posted– one day after CNN identified the man behind the account and attempted to make contact with him. After posting his apology, “HanAssholeSolo” called CNN’s K-File and confirmed his identity. In the interview… he sounded nervous about his identity being revealed and asked not to be named out of fear for his personal safety and the public embarrassment it would bring him and his family.
CNN is not publishing his name 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 offensive posts. And because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example for others to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.”
Why couldn’t CNN hire a few fact checkers? Andrew Kazinsky the writer of this piece ended up finding the creator of the GIF in question by tiny bits of biographal date left on Reddit. CNN decided a good way to spend their time investigating this was to find and intimidate someone who made a joke at their network’s expense. Big Fucking Deal. Forget the integrity that journalists should embrace being that their whole job and careers are built with truth as a cornerstone. Forget about the principals of respecting the public’s right to know this truth. The Public could care less about the identity of some kid who made a funny if tasteless GIF. Just because Trump expressed his distaste for the Counterfeit News Network by retweeting said GIF, so now it’s news. Now the most important and powerful people at CNN are butthurt over a stupid joke? Such spoiled rotten losers that they will attack anybody just to make themselves look a little bit better.
Here’s an idea. Report real news without all the twisted paid for lies you shove at the public everyday. What a novel idea. Be adults and do your jobs and don’t worry what the kids and Kekistanians on twitter are posting. Even if is the graphic sight of seeing your news logo pile driven into a table or two. As adults CNN- we are above this kind of petty behavior, and people are not going to take you seriously until you put your big boy pants on, settle down, and behave yourselves. Try as hard as you can to exhibit manners and graciousness, the way a proper journalist and adult should show by way of manners.
Being the shit news organization you are- you actually tracked down some nobody, probably a kid- and shamed him publicly. Also let’s not forget the little threat at the end of doxxing said kid- you have become not just fake, but malicious and nasty too. To think that people are employed at that network and are paid to behave is such disgusting ways cannot be overshadowed by you scolding an avatar. This is not an act of journalism so much as it’s an act of pansy ass bullies who can’t make it five seconds without whining that you are the lost news network that no one likes or watches and longer. You get so pissy about it that you are at least tacitly supporting the idea that Kazinsky should be able to track down people, shake them down, and then write a story congratulating yourself for being so brave to track down one nobody who you have made more famous and likeable because of the GIF and the retweets that followed.
CNN you took a joke that maybe a few people know about and pitched such a bitch about it, that regular normal people just wanting to see the news everyday are now rooting for the troll, and hate you even more than they did before you felt the need to threaten and harass this guy.
Let’s say some of your more retarded and unhinged viewers saw all the info on this guy: his name, address, phone number, place of employment. Who knows how much you hacked up on the guy- but lets say some of these crazed people that watch your drivel decide to attack this random person. In the real world these crazies decide to attack this guy for nothing more than a few shitposts, oh, and a joke that was actually pretty good. So they what? Do they torture him, his family, his pets? Do these maniacs end up killing him all because CNN got bent out of shape over a joke and nothing more? Do you even care if that might be something you’d have to live with?
Well do any of you wankers at CNN have hearts? Or have you actually done much worse and we just don’t know it yet?
I’m inclined to believe the latter.
Not only do you violate the integrity of journalism by feeding us fake news stories everyday, basically pissing on the public, but you irresponsibly use your status as a journalist to antagonize and interrogate a private citizen. When someone offers critique, or just was incredibly rude, it’s not good form to attack a viewer is it? You exist because of private citizens, and when they tell you that you suck, it’s an opportunity to introspect and do better showing us all what kind of great things you may be capable of. Not hijack people’s online identities and harass them in real life because they happen to be right when they said you suck.