(National Sentinel)Â Media:Â CNN is sparking outrage among Americans furious over the network’s threat to identify the Reddit user who created President Donald J. Trump’s now infamous WWE wrestling video in which he ‘beat down’ the news outlet.
As reported by theÂ Daily Caller,Â targeted Reddit userÂ HanAssholeSoloÂ because he took credit for the video and allegedly also had a history of making racist and anti-Semitic remarks online.
NetworkÂ reporter Andrew Kaczynski wrote that he chose not to identify the user â€œbecause 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.â€
However,Â â€œCNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,â€ seemingly indicatingÂ that CNN would identify the user if he repeats his â€œugly behaviorâ€ on social media.
That was interpreted widely as aÂ threat.
NotedÂ The Daily Caller further:
Kaczynski, who disputed that characterization, seemed especially upsetÂ that the Reddit user â€œwas someone who shared an image of CNN reportersâ€™ face with Stars of David next them.â€
Kaczynski statedÂ that the Reddit userâ€™s public apology came after CNN identified and reached out to him. An email to a CNN spokesperson was not immediately returned.
â€œTrump was bad. CNN is worse: CNN threatens amateur satirist behind Trump video: make fun of us again and we dox you,â€ WikiLeaks tweeted, The DC reported.
â€œI canâ€™t emphasize how bad this is on CNNâ€™s part,â€ noted German Lopez, a reporter for liberal website Vox. â€œThis is basically â€˜donâ€™t post stuff we donâ€™t like or weâ€™ll dox you.â€™ Extremely unethical.â€
â€œThatâ€™s essentially blackmail. Thatâ€™s CNN stating that it will out the guy if he dares to defy their political perspective or offends them sufficiently,â€ wroteÂ conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. â€œThe whole story is frightening, and obviously an attempt to both nail Trump and discourage people from smacking CNN.â€
What’s really rich about this threat is that serial fake news producerÂ CNN is prepared to use its resources to behave in a manner in which it has accused the Trump administration of behaving — using threats and intimidation.
There are no depths too low for this disgustingly dishonest network to sink. The implosion continues.