CNN threatens to dox the person who came up with the “Trump slams CNN” vid meme. (See my previous post if you just got back from a trip to Ophiuchus.) Notably, they didn’t dox him and reveal the info or dox him and not reveal the info. They doxxed him and threatened to reveal the info in the future if he did anything they didn’t like. This is at least morally disgusting, punching down, bullying, and thuggish, and it is quite possibly legally actionable blackmail and/or extortion. It seems to me the guy would have a good case on at least the blackmail charge.
This was their attempt to say, “We’re tough guys, and you don’t dare mess with us!”
As a result, of course, seemingly the entire right-wing Internet started creating “beat down CNN” memes. For example, the Hulk/Loki scene from The Avengers, Trump/CNN style.
Jafrillions more are available elsewhere and more being created at a rate of a zillion per second. My humble contribution:
The entire Net, including left-wing commenters, has lit up with revulsion at CNN’s thuggishness. The hashtag CNNBlackmail hit Number 1 in the world on Twitter.
Here are some articles:
‘#CNNBlackmail’ trending No. 1 on Twitter
#CNNBlackmail: Outrage after network appears to threaten Reddit user
‘CNNBlackMail’ #1 Twitter Trend As Network Threatens to Reveal Reddit User’s Identity
CNN does not even understand the kind of war it’s in.
Contemplate the sheer stupidity and incompetence: CNN is apparently a media organization that has never heard of the Streisand Effect.
They’re literally that stupid.
As of this writing, all public-facing CNN Twitter accounts have gone silent and the offending page has been blanked.
From one of Vox Popoli’s posts on the imbroglio, Alice De Goon in the comments:
“Could CNN have stuck their dick any further into the beehive?”
I don’t know, but they’re probably trying.