CNN is receiving well-deserved criticism for their recent attacks on the person who claims to have made the GIF of Donald Trump “attacking” the CNN logo during a WWE fight.
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) July 5, 2017
CNN claims they have tracked down the owner and will not publish his name per their request. However, CNN is also putting words in his mouth and blackmailing the individual. On their article, CNN says, “The user further apologized for calls for violence against the press in his statement on Reddit,” after the first part of their “apology”. The Reddit user simply stated in this that he is not in real life who he portrays on the internet. His entire “apology”, according to CNN:
“First of all, I would like to apologize to the members of the reddit community for getting this site and this sub embroiled in a controversy that should never have happened. I would also like to apologize for the posts made that were racist, bigoted, and anti-semitic. I am in no way this kind of person, I love and accept people of all walks of life and have done so for my entire life. I am not the person that the media portrays me to be in real life, I was trolling and posting things to get a reaction from the subs on reddit and never meant any of the hateful things I said in those posts. I would never support any kind of violence or actions against others simply for what they believe in, their religion, or the lifestyle they choose to have. Nor would I carry out any violence against anyone based upon that or support anyone who did. The meme was created purely as satire, it was not meant to be a call to violence against CNN or any other news affiliation. I had no idea anyone would take it and put sound to it and then have it put up on the President’s Twitter feed. It was a prank, nothing more. What the President’s feed showed was not the original post that was posted here, but loaded up somewhere else and sound added to it then sent out on Twitter. I thought it was the original post that was made and that is why I took credit for it. I have the highest respect for the journalist community and they put their lives on the line every day with the jobs that they do in reporting the news.“
We see no apology for “inciting violence”, which is what all the big, liberal media outlets were calling it. None, because there was no such thing. Only a harmless joke and a comparison of CNN (Trump calls ‘fake’ numerously) and WWE (fake fighting). Finally, there are more people calling out CNN for blackmailing the individual:
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) July 5, 2017
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