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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.

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