Thursday, July 06, 2017 by JD Heyes
Disgustingly dishonest CNN, which has recently earned the moniker “Fraudulent News Network” compliments of its fake news reporting on the Trump administration, is getting hammered by the public and by fellow journalists for its threat to blackmail a Reddit user by exposing him (or her) after the user created a funny meme lambasting the media outlet.
As Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, noted this week, CNN became the latest journo-terrorist when it threatened to publicly identify (and humiliate) a Reddit user who created a meme President Donald J. Trump tweeted last week decrying the network; the meme featured Trump from his WWE wrestling days pummeling someone whose face was replaced by CNN’s logo:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
“Over the July 4th holiday, CNN managed to acquire the identity of the Reddit user who created the hilarious Trump vs. CNN mock wrestling video that has taken the internet by storm. His Reddit username is HanAssHoleSolo, but CNN threatened to go public with his real name if he didn’t apologize for making the video,” Adams wrote.
The user did apologize, but that didn’t matter: The network ‘reserved the right’ to out the user at a later date, if he dared to utilize his First Amendment right to free expression ever again in a way that mocked CNN.
Talk about your media mafia. (RELATED: Media Mafia: CNN threatens to expose Reddit user who created Trump’s wrestling video)
But there has been an interesting development since CNN declared its intentions to blackmail the user if he/she dared step out of line again — namely, questions surrounding how it was possible for the network’s reporters to learn the identity of the anonymous user, who went by the name, “HansAssholeSolo.”
Mind you, the very same CNN “investigative team” that couldn’t get a story right last week regarding the Trump administration and had to retract it somehow managed to find out who this user was, and some are alleging there may — may — have been involvement by CNN’s parent company, Time-Warner.
How did they find him?
While CNN maintains they were able to link HanAssholeSolo’s posts to his Facebook account, a 4chan user claiming to be a CNN insider, suggested that CNN obtained his IP address from his ISP and ‘unmasked’ him.
That allegation was revealed in this tweet:
— MicroSquatMagic™ (@MicroBlackMagic) July 5, 2017
“CNN, which is owned by Time Warner, got a reddit users IP from their mods, and with their relation to Time Warner, got his identity,” the 4chan user wrote. “Then extorted him to apologize or be revealed.
“This is huge, and we don’t even know its the only time it has happened,” the alleged network insider further claimed. “VPNs may not even truly protect you if the ISP can connect the dots over time, with time stamps.”
Whether CNN’s investigators had illicit help in identifying the user or not, two things are certain: The network has had a horrible couple of weeks, reporting fake news that had to be retracted and earned much-deserved scorn from Americans and the president; and Adams has been right all along about “mainstream media” journo-terrorist CNN.
As he noted in November, just days after Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election:
Members of the leftist media smugly claim they advocate love, compassion and progressivism, but any honest analysis of their content leads to the conclusion that their reporters are journo-terrorists. They deliberately fabricate falsehoods about their political enemies to effectively hypnotize their readers into being terrified of them. FALSE FEAR is the mantra of the journo-terrorists.
There is no question CNN qualifies, as evidenced by its sick threat to terrorize someone who mocked them (rightly) for their continual false coverage of the Trump administration.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.