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« on: Jul 05, 2017, 07:16PM »

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449235/cnn-vs-reddit-user-trump-wrestling-meme

This is a bit concerning.
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 05, 2017, 08:04PM »

The guy said he made his anti-semitic, anti-media, etc. posts to see how much attention he'd get but now it's a violation of his rights to pay attention to him!

No, I don't buy it.


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« Reply #2 on: Jul 06, 2017, 07:38AM »

CNN has been outed as a party affiliation organization for the lefty demos, throwing whatever journalistic credentials they ever had over the fence like John Kerry through his medals.

Good riddance.
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 06, 2017, 07:53AM »

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CNN has been outed as a party affiliation organization for the lefty demos, throwing whatever journalistic credentials they ever had over the fence like John Kerry through his medals.

Good riddance.

What news source is credible now in your opinion?
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 06, 2017, 07:59AM »

Yes, CNN has violated a rule of journalism that doesn't seem to have existed prior to this.
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 06, 2017, 08:18AM »

Yes, CNN has violated a rule of journalism that doesn't seem to have existed prior to this.

I didn't know that not blackmailing a fifteen year old was a rule that anyone needed to explain.

But then again it is CNN.
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 06, 2017, 08:18AM »

Yes, CNN has violated a rule of journalism that doesn't seem to have existed prior to this.

"So CNN did what any respectable journalistic outlet would do, basically blackmailed him(the person who created the wrestler meme). Of course Kaczynski said he wasn’t blackmailing, but the line “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” seemed an awful lot like something Michael Corleone would make in an offer someone couldn’t refuse."

Of course, this standard is a 'new' issue. (For lefty newsites maybe)
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« Reply #7 on: Jul 06, 2017, 08:31AM »

"So CNN did what any respectable journalistic outlet would do, basically blackmailed him(the person who created the wrestler meme). Of course Kaczynski said he wasn’t blackmailing, but the line “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” seemed an awful lot like something Michael Corleone would make in an offer someone couldn’t refuse."

Of course, this standard is a 'new' issue. (For lefty newsites maybe)

Oh.  You mean Breitbart and Fox do this already? Evil
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« Reply #8 on: Jul 06, 2017, 08:44AM »

Oh.  You mean Breitbart and Fox do this already? Evil

I'm not aware of Fox blackmailing posters who post things they disagree with.

Isn't Breitbart just a web site, as opposed to a cable network like CNN? Still, have they blackmailed anyone?

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« Reply #9 on: Jul 06, 2017, 10:25AM »

So,

The media is no longer reporting the news but becoming reality television. So much for journalistic integrity.

Blackmail is dirty business.
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« Reply #10 on: Jul 06, 2017, 05:24PM »

Funny, CNN WOW!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyvXmzWFlzM

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« Reply #11 on: Jul 06, 2017, 05:28PM »

The guy said he made his anti-semitic, anti-media, etc. posts to see how much attention he'd get but now it's a violation of his rights to pay attention to him!

No, I don't buy it.




What is anti-semitic about a wrestling meme?
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« Reply #12 on: Jul 06, 2017, 06:38PM »

What is anti-semitic about a wrestling meme?

That's not the only thing he did.  There are other tweets and posts that are anti-semitic and racist.  Not to mention white-supremacist.
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« Reply #13 on: Jul 06, 2017, 08:47PM »

"So CNN did what any respectable journalistic outlet would do, basically blackmailed him(the person who created the wrestler meme). Of course Kaczynski said he wasn’t blackmailing, but the line “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” seemed an awful lot like something Michael Corleone would make in an offer someone couldn’t refuse."

Of course, this standard is a 'new' issue. (For lefty newsites maybe)
That's not blackmail.

Oh, I forgot the obligatory, "It's a nothing burger. LOL."
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« Reply #14 on: Jul 06, 2017, 09:00PM »

Two points...

First, you don't have a right to privacy for your public actions. The courts found that after someone was shown doing some sort of regrettable behavior in the crowd of a televised sporting event.

Trump Troll (a more polite label than his actual internet handle) was posting his thoughtless comments in a public forum and has no basis to expect that anyone else, including CNN, must pretend he never did them.


Second... blackmail? No.

Here's blackmail in the U.S.:

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Whoever, under a threat of informing, or as a consideration for not informing, against any violation of any law of the United States, demands or receives any money or other valuable thing, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Trump troll hasn't done anything illegal as far as I can tell.  Even if CNN did threaten him, the thing they would have been threatening to reveal doesn't meet the violation of law element of blackmail. Revealing that someone did something legal isn't a crime.

And... CNN wouldn't be getting any money or other valuable for it, just revenge.

Revenge is not a crime.


No one on the right was crying "blackmail" when Trump threatened to sue CNN for stories he didn't like. It's all false umbrage and crocodile tears.



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« Reply #15 on: Jul 06, 2017, 09:44PM »

I didn't know that not blackmailing a fifteen year old was a rule that anyone needed to explain. 

The "fifteen year old" thing is just a lie made up by Donald Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr. tweets false fact about Reddit user behind controversial CNN meme

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« Reply #16 on: Jul 06, 2017, 10:26PM »

Stop trying to confuse everyone with your pesky facts.  ;-)
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« Reply #17 on: Jul 07, 2017, 04:05AM »

Stop trying to confuse everyone with your pesky facts.  ;-)

It is the pesky ones though. That's important.
 
People tend to like the ones that are friendly to them.
 
Real adults tend to manage both, at least more or less.
 
The full grown infants shut down the pesky ones though.
 
They're just too fragile, and don't seem to know better.
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« Reply #18 on: Jul 07, 2017, 05:04AM »

What's more telling?

That CNN investigated a story that involved them and found someone publicly posting quite nasty things behind a thin veil of a fake name on the internet?

Or that the POTUS found and re-tweeted content provided by that same anti-semetic, racist, white-supremacist douche because he liked it?
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« Reply #19 on: Jul 07, 2017, 07:27AM »

What's more telling?

That CNN investigated a story that involved them and found someone publicly posting quite nasty things behind a thin veil of a fake name on the internet?

Or that the POTUS found and re-tweeted content provided by that same anti-semetic, racist, white-supremacist douche because he liked it?

Yet, while you guys are marching what you think is a victory march, CNN didn't identify the actual person who created the meme. LOL!

How funny is that? Another FAKE NEWS by CNN.

CNN stands by its rights to not ID anonymous sources when trying to hurt Trump, but threatens to ID a wrongfully accused anonymous source for a meme negative to CNN.

What's the harm you say? No money involved, so it's not blackmail, but by ID'ng an anonymous source could threaten this person's life. CNN doesn't care and neither do most of you guys.

Go ahead and defend this behavior if you want to. It's obvious to everyone that CNN is not a news organization anymore. It can be categorized with the comedy channel. LOL!

 
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