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Wikileaks: CNN extorts/blackmails amateur satirist who made video tweeted by Trump.

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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 04:57 AM
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originally posted by: Kettu

originally posted by: MysticPearl
a reply to: Sillyolme

This is fascism.



What's odd is that The_Donald moderators banned the user after his "apology".


Not odd at all if the claims he posted anti-semitism are true. The_Donald is pretty strict against anti-semitic and racist posts...they have to be




posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 04:59 AM
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a reply to: UKTruth


So you see no wrong in a Corporate news organisation threatening a private citizen with exposure over a meme?


The First Amendment protects his right to create the meme; it also protects CNN's right to publish the author's name. The moral of the story is: do not say or do something spiteful if you are afraid of the consequences. Anonymity no longer exists.


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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:00 AM
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#CNNBlackmail number 1 on twitter trends



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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:11 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001

The First Amendment protects his right to create the meme; it also protects CNN's right to publish the author's name. The moral of the story is: do not say or do something spiteful if you are afraid of the consequences. Anonymity no longer exists.



The issue here is not the First Amendment. If they had just published the guy's name I wouldn't have an issue with it... but that's not what they have done.

They, the multimillion dollar company with an army of lawyers, are threatening some random guy off the street, requiring him to act as they wish otherwise they will publish the information in order to damage him.

People love an underdog. People love David and Goliath stories. CNN started off as the David to Trump's Goliath. Through their own stupidity they wasted that opportunity and managed to turn themselves into Goliath, while turning some poor schmuck off the street into David.

CNN are idiots and they did this entirely to themselves.


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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:12 AM
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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:21 AM
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Now we have arrived to the point that the media openly attacks citizens that don't agree with them... now they are fair game. Just like children of people they don't like are also fair game... and wives and daughters.

Do you folks on the Left really support this kind of thing? Have you slipped so far into the abyss that this is ok? CNN targeting citizens should not be acceptable to anyone and it should cost them dearly


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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:22 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: UKTruth


So you see no wrong in a Corporate news organisation threatening a private citizen with exposure over a meme?


The First Amendment protects his right to create the meme; it also protects CNN's right to publish the author's name. The moral of the story is: do not say or do something spiteful if you are afraid of the consequences. Anonymity no longer exists.


They did not publish his name - they threatened him instead in order to control his behaviour.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:24 AM
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originally posted by: UKTruth

originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: UKTruth


So you see no wrong in a Corporate news organisation threatening a private citizen with exposure over a meme?


The First Amendment protects his right to create the meme; it also protects CNN's right to publish the author's name. The moral of the story is: do not say or do something spiteful if you are afraid of the consequences. Anonymity no longer exists.


They did not publish his name - they threatened him instead in order to control his behaviour.


Just like Trump did to Comey. Why is one okay and the other not?



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:31 AM
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But but but memes are "art" bro, just like holding up a severed head can be an expression of art right? But if that art doesn't work in your favor it's "dangerous" and "childish" right? I've never seen such absurd levels of hypocrisy in my life.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:37 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: Dfairlite

You don't see the difference between a powerful man locking the door, asking you if you like your job, then making it clear you must put loyalty over honesty and do something illegal for him, and a media outlet taking perfectly legal measures against someone who is trying to damage their credibility, thus potentially robbing them of income?


1. In the first instance, if that was intimidating to the FBI DIRECTOR, he had no business being the FBI DIRECTOR. Certainly wouldn’t intimidate me.

2. In the last instance, an organization would have to have a shred of credibility left for its’ credibility to damaged.

3. I can’t imagine anyone defnding CNNs position/actions in this cluster...


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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:43 AM
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This pretty much sums it up.


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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:43 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

I've debated responding to this for a bit now and while I probably shouldn't (to prevent thread drift) I'm going to, and I'm going to do my best to prevent any drift.

What trump did to comey is disputed. But let's pretend it's exactly like you believe it is. It's constitutionally legal for the president to direct who gets investigated and who doesn't. I'm not going to derail the thread to explain it, if you're interested in it, look it up. It may not be politically wonderful, but the truth is all executive power is vested in the president.

CNN does not have the constitutional power to tell a random kid what to do or say, using coercion.
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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:44 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001

originally posted by: UKTruth

originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: UKTruth


So you see no wrong in a Corporate news organisation threatening a private citizen with exposure over a meme?


The First Amendment protects his right to create the meme; it also protects CNN's right to publish the author's name. The moral of the story is: do not say or do something spiteful if you are afraid of the consequences. Anonymity no longer exists.


They did not publish his name - they threatened him instead in order to control his behaviour.


Just like Trump did to Comey. Why is one okay and the other not?


deflect deflect deflect.
Too late.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:44 AM
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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 05:56 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

This is the greatest thread I've read in a long time. Complete with great memes and the usual suspects defending this disgusting tripe.








posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 06:01 AM
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posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 06:03 AM
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a reply to: Dfairlite


CNN does not have the constitutional power to tell a random kid what to do or say.


But it does have legal rights. I'm not saying CNN has made the best choice from a PR point of view, but the non-stop attacks from the right are intended to undermine their credibility. Since they specialize in news entertainment, their credibility is important to them. They sell an audience to advertisers so that advertisers can sell products to that audience. The law specifically states that if lies can cause financial harm, it is libel. This "random kid" is attempting to commit libel. Would you rather CNN sue him?

All this is part of a larger national debate. Alexandr Solzhenitsyn said that Americans abuse their freedom of expression because they take it for granted. In Soviet Russia, you had to be careful to say things that were important enough that you were willing to accept the consequences. The past decade has seen the emergence of a toxic troll culture in the United States. Donald Trump is not so much the President of the United States as he is the King of Trolls. The relentless attacks against the media and press are a no holds barred attack on a core principle of democracy. Rather than use our First Amendment right to engage in civil discourse in order to achieve the best possible policies, the electronic commons has been reduced to a mosh pit, where the ugliest emotions are being churned up in the most destructive way possible.

It was wrong of Trump, who is being paid by the people of the United States, to put personal loyalty and profit over justice. CNN is a private corporation that is expected to act out of self interest. When its quest for profits benefits the people, so much the better. If it leads them to threaten legal action, they have that right under law. Whether this was the right battle for CNN at the right time... I have no idea. What distresses me is that the man "with his finger on the button" even saw this trollery in the first place, never mind had the immaturity to re-post it.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 06:03 AM
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originally posted by: UKTruth


Cheers - everyone should watch Stefan (I'm watching now), he is extremely well read, very smart and an awesome thinker, I truly enjoy listening to what he has to say and have been listening to him daily for a few years now.

This vid again just goes to show how in-touch with the situation he is and his thoughts on the threat from a corporation to expose ID / dox of a private citizen for exercising their right to free speech.




posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 06:09 AM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Where do they claim to be having a satellite interview? Both sides of the screen say "Phoenix."



Talk about a lack of observation and critical thinking....



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 06:10 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

I hope you are enjoying this opportunity to post violent pornography. Isn't the First Amendment wonderful?







 
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