CNN as the media Mafia: Network threatens to blackmail Reddit user who mocked it with Trump wrestling video

You may have heard last week that President Donald J. Trump trolled CNN pretty humorously with a tweet containing a doctored video of him from his WWE wrestling days “taking down” someone who had his face covered by the network’s logo.

Since Washington’s Left-wing media establishment doesn’t have a sense of humor and believes that everything they publish or air is taken as gospel by all Americans, you can imagine that the parody did not sit well with CNN brass, editors and reporters.

If you haven’t seen the video parody, here it is, via the president’s tweet:

Oh, yes — the tweet also included these insulting (but very accurate) hashtags: #FraudNewsCNN and #FNN (Fraudulent News Network).

Most Americans by far don’t watch CNN. Most Americans by far don’t trust the establishment media cabal that CNN belongs to. And most Americans by far would consider what CNN did in response to be childish, wrong and, frankly, dangerous.

As reported by The Daily Caller, the same network “investigative team” that has repeatedly fed the network fake news (the latest just days ago) finally got something right: It found the identity of the Reddit user who created the doctored video that Trump included in his tweet:

CNN sparked a backlash Tuesday night after threatening to identify the Reddit user who claimed to have created a meme of Donald Trump body-slamming the CNN logo that the president later shared on Twitter.

CNN targeted Reddit user HanAssholeSolo because he took credit for the video and apparently had a history of making racist and anti-Semitic remarks online.

Andrew Kaczynski, a CNN reporter, explained he would not 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.”

However, he maintained that “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” which appears to be a direct threat to identify said user, HanAssholeSolo, if he continues his “ugly behavior” on social media platforms.

So now, apparently, CNN — tired of being discredited and made fun of — has turned to enforcer, taking it upon itself to punish people for exercising the same First Amendment right that allows the network to exist in the first place.

This is the same network, mind you, that has complained repeatedly about Trump’s “intimidation” and “bullying” tactics; now it is asserting the role of Media Mafia.

This ugly turn of events has not gone unnoticed. WikiLeaks tweeted, “Trump was bad. CNN is worse: CNN threatens amateur satirist behind Trump video: make fun of us again and we’ll dox you.”

“Dox” is hipster lingo for “docs,” meaning, ‘We’ll reveal all of your personal information — name, social security number, address, etc. listed on your documents.’

“I can’t emphasize how bad this is on CNN’s part,” added German Lopez, a reporter for Left-wing website Vox. “This is basically ‘don’t post stuff we don’t like or we’ll dox you.’ Extremely unethical.”

“That’s essentially blackmail. That’s CNN stating that it will out the guy if he dares to defy their political perspective or offends them sufficiently,” conservative commentator Ben Shapiro wrote. “The whole story is frightening, and obviously an attempt to both nail Trump and discourage people from smacking CNN.”

We shouldn’t be surprised by CNN’s behavior, quite frankly. The Left is an authoritarian hate group, period, and has no problem persecuting or scapegoating others for political gain.

Remember the obscure video maker who the Obama administration jailed in order to falsely blame him (and not President Obama or then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) for the loss of four Americans (including a U.S. ambassador) in Benghazi, Libya?

Yeah, he now lives in a homeless shelter, his life destroyed.

CNN is now is the same class as Obama, Clinton, and former national security advisor Susan Rice, all of whom lied repeatedly about the video.

These people are the lowest forms of life on earth.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for and, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

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