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  • CNN hunted down and blackmailed creator of Trump wrestling CNN meme

    Originally posted by CNN
    CNN is not publishing "HanA**holeSolo's" name because 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. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.

    CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.
    Emphasis added.
    Archived full article:
    https://archive.is/1JUJN

    So, CNN has jumped from being plain old fake news to blackmailing an anonymous shitposter and private citizen into issuing an apology for exercising his First Amendment right to make memes taking the shit out of CNN. They have absolutely no right to do this, despite their claims, as the request for anonymity was thus:
    Originally posted by same article
    After posting his apology, "HanA**holeSolo" called CNN's KFile and confirmed his identity. In the interview, "HanA**holeSolo" sounded nervous about his identity being revealed and asked to not be named out of fear for his personal safety and for the public embarrassment it would bring to him and his family.
    So with the last line of the previous quote, they are saying that they will release his personal information if he doesn't bow to them, thus putting him at risk of harm and subjecting him and his family to public embarrassment. And yes, given the crazies out there (especially the ones that trust CNN), he will certainly be at risk of at least a campaign against his job; maybe a few false accusations, maybe some SWATing, maybe he'll be sent hypodermic needles with messages telling him to kill himself; all normal shit for people who get doxxed after being put in the spotlight regarding politics.

    Current hashtag is #CNNBlackmail. If you want more information, that'd be the easiest way to search for it.
    Do I need to say anything?
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    I'm about to just spill some coffee, take a picture, call it art, and throw it on here...

  • #2
    Yeah CNN sucks.
    After reading article, isn't the pres on his side? Kinda?

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    • #3
      That blackmail is just ridiculous but shows very well their true nature without a doubt...

      laws are really behind in times where having a "mere" name published can be used to ruin someone's life, thank the internet for that.
      I am a cream whip, nothing more and nothing less.
      Oh, and I am a cream whip that made a List of CM3D2 Mods [Always WIP and totally NSFW], mind you.

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      • #4
        It's what the news media does.

        Various newspapers have published the names (and in some cases addresses and ages) of people that have gun permits in their area. When asked why, they claim the public has a right to know if their neighbors have guns. When people post the names and addresses of the editors of those papers on the internet, the newspapers claimed harassment and threats against them.

        A while back, I attended the funeral of a person that was killed during a robbery attempt. The police had the murderer in custody the next day, but the news media started showing up at the widow's front door within hours of her hearing that her husband was dead. A family member acted as a spokesperson for the widow, gave a brief statement, and refused all requests for the widow or family members to be photographed or videoed. For the first couple of days, the news media seemed to be satisfied with that.

        By the time of the funeral, the news media had been hounding the widow with questions and requests for on-camera interviews. After the funeral, the funeral home director approached the widow and informed her that the news media had shown up while the funeral was taking place, and was camped out in the parking lot with their cameras pointed at the door. A member of the funeral home staff went out to tell the news media they would not be allowed to talk to the widow, while the widow's relatives formed a human shield and escorted her out a door on the other side of the building.

        A few days after the funeral, the widow and the relative that acted as a spokesperson on that first day, discovered they were being cyberstalked by various reporters. Reporters tried to track down any relatives of the murder victim, even contacting a woman that the victim's brother-in-law had divorced 15 years earlier.

        And why was all this effort put into stalking this family? Because when the news media said the public had a right to see the widow's crying face, the family said "no".

        That's just the small-time local news media.

        Not hard to imagine what the egos at the networks think they can get away with.
        Last edited by slpndragn; 08-03-2017, 09:34 PM.

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        • #5
          need to get citizen reporters to start hounding reporters and getting in their face about how they think its ok to invade someone's privacy like that.
          free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master.
          ~ Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

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          • #6
            They would probably follow the example of what the newspapers have done when people went after them for publishing lists of names and addresses - claim they were just doing their job of keeping the public informed, while the people hounding them are just criminals threatening them and trying to silence them.

            When their tactics are turned on them, their egos prevent them from seeing that it's the same thing they were doing.

            I'm waiting to see what happens when the murder trial starts up. Last I heard, the court date had not been set, but they were expecting it to be sometime after September (a motion was scheduled to be heard in September). Since being polite for a few days, then stalking the widow and her relatives, didn't work the first time around, I suspect the news media will not bother with pretending to be polite, when they think they just have to have an interview with the widow about the trial.

            Could also be entertaining if the reporters track down the wrong relatives. A few of the widow's relatives live in areas where showing up unannounced and impolite, could result in being told to leave the area, with guns displayed to emphasize the need to not argue about leaving.

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            • #7
              more of this would be usful in teaching these scumbag brats some manners

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUjpf2cOhyo
              free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master.
              ~ Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

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              • #8
                That is disgusting, he did nothing illegal or wrong.

                I am curious, where do you go to not get 'fake news'?

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