News & Politics

The Great Meme War of 2017

I know it’s only been a day and a half, but the Internet has been busy embarrassing the bejeebers out of CNN after the entire network went bat-crap crazy over a WWE meme, and the results are already hilarious. What CNN didn’t consider before appearing to blackmail the meme-maker (who may not actually be the meme-maker) into a forced apology and the associated destruction of his First Amendment rights was 4chan. That’s right, the feared autists of the interwebs have been awakened and angered. There is little that makes the shadowy “sh*tposters” more peeved than threatening their anonymity. Keep in mind that these are the people who tracked Shia LaBeouf’s art installment by studying contrails in a plain blue sky. They did this three times before LaBeouf gave up and quit trying. These are not people to poke. But CNN decided they would go after one Redditor whose funny gif the president may have tweeted showing Trump tackling a CNN logo WWE style. CNN thought they were going after one guy without realizing he was living inside a giant hive. I’ll let Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn fill you in on how that happened. (Particularly amusing is Steyn’s assessment that Wolf Blitzer basically put a horse’s head in the Redditor’s bed.)

After the proverbial excrement hit the fan, /pol/ declared war.

And so the motto “they can’t dox us all” began and the hashtag #CNNBlackmail topped the charts while the memes flowed.

https://twitter.com/RealAlexJones/status/882637582332436480

https://twitter.com/754_909/status/882783812555374592

https://twitter.com/joshdcaplan/status/882669920592547846

https://twitter.com/internetsultan/status/882783586314850306

https://twitter.com/754_909/status/882783548020670464

https://twitter.com/HanAsshole/status/882684767313043456

Then InfoWars declared a new contest where they will give $20,000 to the best meme created by July 12.

 

This one is a particular favorite of mine because Harry Potter…of course.

https://twitter.com/HanAsshole/status/882684624509554688

This one could have been inspired by the Mark Steyn “horse’s head” analogy

It is sad when a major news network starts holding private citizens hostage with threats, isn’t it?

https://twitter.com/CindiRight/status/882783207908929538

What we all see coming…

https://twitter.com/HanAsshole/status/882759368034459648

Self-inflicted wounds are CNN’s specialty

https://twitter.com/justcor/status/882783138610532352

Didn’t expect that, did you?

https://twitter.com/HanAsshole/status/882663938751692800

 

This sums it up perfectly.

I even made one.

But then the true “masterpieces,” as Fareed Zakaria of CNN called graphic violence against Trump, appeared.

https://twitter.com/Jenkabee/status/882783850279129088

So deserved.

And this is what it’s all about, isn’t it? CNN couldn’t get offended at the stabbing of Trump or the beheading of Trump by one of their employees, but they went apoplectic over a funny meme of Trump tackling a logo and tried to ruin a guy’s life. CNN talking heads were gasping over the danger to journalists and the “violence” of the meme without remembering they enjoyed the nightly stabbing of the president in Central Park. They spent all of about six hours covering Republicans getting shot by one of their super fans before ignoring it completely in favor of fake Russia conspiracies. No one feels sorry for you crybabies. And now you’re at war. With 4chan. Good luck!