The Death of CNN and the Mainstream Media
by Robert Carbery
The meme war has begun. CNN has brought this upon themselves. Blackmailing a Reddit user for putting some inappropriate things on the internet is not a media company’s job. They are butthurt over the Trump takedown video. And they are reaping what they sow.
They talk about the president inciting violence by retweeting a meme with Trump taking down CNN in a Wrestlemania video when they are the ones who gave a platform to someone who literally tried to attack Trump at a speech during last year’s presidential campaign. This same network hired Bob Beckel after he called for the assassination of Julian Assange. This “news” network recently employed a host who held up a blood-soaked decapitated head of the president and was just interviewed by the Secret Service for an hour. And the CNN anchors are afraid they are under attack by a tweet posted as a joke.
CNN is a joke and the rest of the country is finally catching up to this fact.
ABC News’ Matthew Dowd said Trump is “advocating violence against media” and demanded Republican leaders “put country over party” in response to the fake video of fake wrestling. Cue the media meltdown. They still don’t get it. They will never learn. And they are paving the way toward Trump’s reelection in 2020.
Liberal journalists at outlets like CNN do not see the humor in Trump’s tweets. They call him authoritarian while displaying the ultimate form of narcissism. They simply cannot get over the fact that Trump is still in charge and are still trying to pin the Hitler comparison to him. All the while, they ignore the fact that President Obama used the Espionage Act against journalists and whistleblowers more than all other presidents combined. That is a real threat to journalists in the U.S. CNN’s bias knows no bounds.
The mainstream media somehow thought it was a good idea to track down the original creator of the meme that started all of this. The individual, who goes by HanAssholeSolo on Reddit, had posted some racist content in the past. However, with CNN hunting down this person exercising his free speech on the internet he has been turned into a martyr of sorts.
CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski of the KFile bragged that the network refrained from publishing HanAssholeSolo’s actual name because he had “issued an extensive statement of apology,” showing his remorse and promising to not make fun of CNN again. Talk about Orwellian.
In its statement, CNN should have stopped at the sentence that said the user was a private citizen. But it went one step further, saying, “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.” Who are these geniuses in CNN’s PR department and are they this out of touch? After this, the firestorm commenced as even many on the left slammed CNN for going too far. Some are even bringing up the possibility that what CNN did was illegal.
Kaczynski then shifted his story around, attempting to claim that HanAssholeSolo had apologized before CNN contacted him, contradicting his previous tweet which stated that HanAssholeSolo’s apology “came after CNN identified and reached out to him.” Can you believe anything this guy says?
The reaction on Twitter was swift and venomous as #CNNBlackmail began trending and the anti-CNN memes are still being churned out as we speak.
Wikileaks’ Julian Assange posted a number of tweets in which he documented how CNN had broken the law, also tweeting, “A multi-billion dollar TV network blackmailing a private citizen into not making funny videos about it is not journalism, CNN.”
It all starts at the top. CNN President Jeff Zucker tripled down on its Fraud News policies and decided to play the victim card in his losing battle with the president. In a new interview with the New York Times yesterday, Zucker never apologized for his network’s credibility-crushing mistakes over the past several weeks, not once. Instead, he said that Trump “is trying to bully us.” Similar to what the deranged leftist said when he tried to rush the stage at a Trump campaign event last year. This is not bullying. This is comedy. Lighten up and stop taking yourselves so seriously. You are not being intimidated. You are being put in your place.
“He’s trying to bully us, and we’re not going to let him intimidate us. You can’t lose your confidence and let that change the way you conduct yourselves,” Zucker claimed. It is astounding how CNN continues to shift blame back to the president. They are playing the victim card here when they are the true perpetrators of violence. They are the ones increasing the divisive and violent rhetoric that deranged individuals are taking as the truth and acting out on it as with the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, who is tragically back in intensive care three weeks after that horrific day on the baseball field.
The mainstream media continues to push false stories everyday with no actual evidence to behind it all in the name of damaging the president. We have learned via Project Veritas over this last week that everyone at CNN from the producers to Van Jones know that the Russian collusion story is fake news. Yet, they continue to push it while emphasizing their Trump bashing in an effort to boost ratings. Now, we are seeing the Clinton News Network for who they truly are. A mouthpiece for the left.
They are driving themselves to irrelevancy. As Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah H. Sanders tweeted the other day: “Today, It is the end of CNN and the MSM. Social media (Memes, twitter, forums) is more popular, profitable, and it’s the future. #GoodbyeCNN”
You cannot extort an American citizen for having the balls to poke fun at you and pretend to be the victim. You are going to die if you keep this up. Your advertisers will leave and your viewers will depart. There are too many other options for news these days. Social media and alternative media are the future. Less and less Americans are tuning into our formerly trusted news sources in print and on television.
The mainstream media is dying a long slow death. It starts with CNN but others will surely follow. They are playing right into the president’s hands.