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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

CNN finds a new way to shoot itself in the foot

Evidently no one at CNN understands the Streisand Effect or its corollaries.

CNN tracked down the Reddit user who created a wrestling meme mocking the cable news network which had been tweeted out by Donald Trump, by leveraging its relationship with Time Warner Cable (CNN's owners). Essentially, CNN extorted an apology out of an Internet troll by threatening to publicly reveal his identity.

Of course, the end result is not going well for CNN.

(CNN)The Reddit user who initially claimed credit for President Donald Trump's tweet that showed Trump tackling CNN issued an apology Tuesday for the video and other offensive content he posted -- one day after CNN identified the man behind the account and attempted to make contact with him...
...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...

Now the big news is #CNNBlackmail 

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