Blurring the Lines

Chilling Free Speech on Independence Day

“Welcome to the Modern Age,” said Trump.

“It would be a shame if something was to happen to your nice business, here…”, said The Mob in every movie evar.

So Trump posts a gif [which is something I gots no idea how to do or I'd put the dam gif here] on his Twitter of him taking out a cartoon CNN in WWF-style. …so, Cartoon.

The MSM goes completely poo-flinging, butt-hurtin’ Mad-Whinge*. For several 24-hour news cycles. Staring seriously into their cameras, they deride the “Offeeeensiveness” and general horrifyingness of the “call to violence” against their “Sacred Role” and their own Sacred Selves.

Exhausting. and hilarious.
Exhaustilarious.

This is why Bugs Bunny was such a valuable part of American childhood: it teaches what a cartoon is. BTNIN.

Next, the “Offeeeended” Party — CNN — who has said some pretty cartoonish things about Trump in the last coupla years [BTNIN, of course] goes after the originator of the gif.

Not the very-public user of the gif: the private citizen who originated the gif. Makes sense, right?
oh… wait…

They found him. Apparently he is a long-term Reddit user called “HanAssholeSolo”. [wouldn't *HanAsSolo* be more subtle? oh... nvrmnd] Not a troll name at all… Clearly not someone whose hobby is making pix n gifs of a satiric and inflammatory nature to get a reaction from his mates on Reddit boards — certainly not a garden of snark and political satire, itself. Obviously not a person who delights in snarky comments about people acting like fools.

Now what?

(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 tracked him down in RL and “attempted to contact him.” Thus demonstrating CNN knows his name, home addy, fone number, email, work, family, friends, etc. That’s not creepy at all.

The apology came after CNN’s KFile identified the man behind “HanA**holeSolo.” Using identifying information that “HanA**holeSolo” posted on Reddit, KFile was able to determine key biographical details, to find the man’s name using a Facebook search and ultimately corroborate details he had made available on Reddit.

Nope. Not creepy at all.

… “The meme was created purely as satire, it was not meant to be a call to violence against CNN or any other news affiliation,” [which was obvious as Hell to anyone with a brain. oh... nvrmnd] he wrote. “I had no idea anyone would take it and put sound to it and then have it put up on the President’s Twitter feed. It was a prank, nothing more. What the President’s feed showed was not the original post that was posted here, but loaded up somewhere else and sound added to it then sent out on Twitter. I thought it was the original post that was made and that is why I took credit for it. I have the highest respect for the journalist community and they put their lives on the line every day with the jobs that they do in reporting the news.”

Now, on that last, he was simply quoting the MSM itself, who has been whinging that meme since the tweet came out. Giggling little giggling Andy Cooper “putting his LIFE on the line every day” !!!!1!! in his plush studios in Columbus Circle. Wolfie daBlitz muttering confuzzedly from his lovey studios at an undisclosed location in D.C. — Life. On. The. Line.

Which is why, kidz, Violence — even cartoon violence — Is Bad.

Violence makes people act Badly. Cartoon Violence makes even ginormous Multinational Corporations specializing in selling political opinion so Butthurt Angry that they will threaten private citizens who create satirical gifs.

Especially when they realize that their Special Opinions are no longer of any interest whatsoever to more than a handful of people; even — or particularly — to the politicians whom they talk smack about target on a daily hourly basis.

“Sad!”

4chan, and others, seem to have taken umbrage at the threatened doxing of the satiric gif-maker… Way to think it thru, CNN.

keep an eye out for: #CNNblackmail

G’head. Taunt Meme McInnarToobz.
I like the last one

10 Comments!

  1. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted July 5, 2017 at 9:02 am |

  2. bogsidebunny
    Posted July 5, 2017 at 10:13 am |

    I say: Screw CNN. At 75 years of age and armed let ‘em come!

  3. DougM (flawed chap)
    Posted July 5, 2017 at 10:49 am |

    Hanassholio for the Beavis/Butthead crowd

    The media’s playin’ Whac-a-Mole as usual.
    I’m sure they invoke blackmail every day.

    The guy’s neighborhood is prob’ly crawlin’ with lawyers ready to sue CNN as soon as one of their lawyers drops the ball.

  4. Jess
    Posted July 5, 2017 at 10:51 am |

    Coercion by threats is extortion. Whether the U.S. government, or any state, has the balls to find whoever threatened, and prosecute, is a different thing all together. After all, our politics have been run by extortionists for years, and they seem to have no problem committing the crime to get what they want.

  5. OldFert
    Posted July 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm |

    They find this guy in a day or so, but are unable to find what passport Obama used to visit Pakistan during his college days.

  6. Fat Baxter
    Posted July 5, 2017 at 1:34 pm |

    According to Breitbart, the guy who tracked the prankster down is the head of CNN’s Republican oppo research unit (“KFile”).

    Ponder that — a major news organization has an oppo research unit, not a generic research arm, focused against one side of the political spectrum.

    No, no bias here at all. Move along.

  7. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted July 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm |

    Time for a gay dance partay!

  8. DougM (flawed chap)
    Posted July 5, 2017 at 5:29 pm |

    paradoxx

  9. Paul Moore
    Posted July 6, 2017 at 4:40 pm |

    I’m searching the web for a copy of the Acme Corp. catalogue.
    I need to order some pianos and anvils to drop on passing journos.

  10. DougM (flawed chap)
    Posted July 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm |

    ^ I know where you can get a good deal on safes, too.