CNN Threatens to Dox Reddit User Behind Trump Tweet Wrestling Gif
This is not the Hanoi Hilton or Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge -- this is CNN.
Over the weekend I wrote an article on the media meltdown over a tweet by President Trump featuring an animated WWE gif of Trump bodyslamming CNN:
Here's the tweet in question:
I noted the hysterical reaction from the media cartel, which made the patently ridiculous claim that Trump was inciting violence against the media.
It turns out that the person behind the animated gif used by Trump is a Reddit user completely unconnected to Trump or the White House. He goes by the name "HanAssholeSolo."
Needless to say, the witch hunt was on to find the heretic.
It was discovered that he had previously posted material that is commonly characterized by Reddit users as "sh**posting."
CNN, the target of Trump's original tweet, tasked Andrew Kaczynski to hunt down the Reddit user and dox him.
The Reddit user posted a public apology for his behavior.
This would otherwise seem to put the matter to bed.
Yet as the late Billy Mays would say, "But wait, there's more!"
In Kaczynski's story, he outright threatens to out the Reddit user if he doesn't comply:
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.