It started with a typical ludicrous tweet by Donald “The Red Queen” Trump showing him body slamming a CNN logo head and ended with an epic public tantrum by CNN, which tracked down and publicly doxxed the 15-year-old boy who created the comedic video. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think CNN is deliberately committing institutional suicide. For that matter, so is Trump.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
CNN’s Alisyn Camerota says it’s “remarkable” CNN identified meme poster.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 5, 2017
The boy goes by the Reddit handle “Hansassholesolo.” Besides his wrestling parody, Hans posted a meme making some interesting observations about who exactly is behind CNN. The words “in-group” and “nepotism” come to mind. The meme certainly triggered CNN. Curiously, it called it “antisemitic”, signalling that it’s some sort of thought crime to identify the people who run the network as Jews. Its as if calling the sky blue on a clear summer day is antisemitic? We are no Han’s fans however, most of his memes involve crass Muslim demonization for dumb-dumbs.
We will have to see how this plays out. CNN ran an article in which Hans eats crow and apologizes for making the satire. Obviously, the scam here is to start grouping satire with overly used “hate speech” labels. The tip off that this may be a tawdry setup is the statement the 15-year-old provided to CNN. Even if he is real this sounds highly scripted and looks like a psyop.
“To people who troll on the Internet for fun, consider your words and actions conveyed in your message and who it might upset or anger,” he wrote. “Put yourself in their shoes before you post it. If you have a problem with trolling it is an addiction just like any other addiction someone can have to something and don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. Trolling is nothing more than bullying a wide audience. Don’t feed your own self-worth based upon inflicting suffering upon others online just because you are behind a keyboard.”
There’s a strong backlash to all this. #CNNBlackmail is trending, and many are furious. Only the echo chamber executives at CNN would have thought this tactic would work.
Late breaking update: two days after this furor CNN is now admitting they doxxed the wrong guy.
In other quarters, such as the shitlords central Daily Stormer, folks are calling for an in kind harassment campaign against the reporters involved and CNN executives AND their families. You can anticipate that some will go overboard on this. The New Nationalist knows we speak to a more mature audience, but also to brighter, younger nationalists, too. To the latter, we advise keeping your reactions and comments non-threatening. Absolutely do not directly harass CNN staff other than to call them out as cowards and bullies.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) July 5, 2017
Comments like this one are totally appropriate. Use good judgement. Don’t give these operatives ammo. Finally, do not let whatever “happened” to poor Hans quell your right to free speech.