I guess the guy had made threatening/hateful comments about CNN staff before "the meme". They found all this out once they went to T_D, saw him
getting praise from the members there, went through his post history.
IDK. Reading more since last night I still think CNN shouldn't have contacted the guy...
Still, I tried a thought experiment:
Imagine someone hit a baseball through my window, and I went to investigate who did it, found out where they live and rang the bell. The guy doesn't
answer. A bit later, my doorbell rings. It's a guy claiming to be the one who broke my window with his baseball. He says he's sorry and he doesn't
want to involve the police or the insurance company. He apologies, says he won't whack balls in my houses's direction ever again. I agree not to
Am I blackmailing him in that case?
Part of me thinks the internet communities were primed like a tinderbox for this, and CNN just clotheslined themselves into something waiting to
But then again on the other hand...be a racist bigot online, win prizes IRL ...There's no denying the guy was spreading some pretty foul stuff, things
I can't even post in the mudpit because it clearly violates the terms and conditons of the site. We're talking specific genocidal commentary about
Muslims and black people, Jewish people were also targeted.
CNN is wrong on this. We already have a POTUS acting like a child, someone has to do the adulting, and clearly CNN wasn't up to the task.
It does, however, expose a lot more people to the vile crap being pushed/spewed on places like T_D and their loosely affiliated "friends" over at
Stormfront, The Daily Stormer, ect...
edit on 5-7-2017 by Kettu because: (no reason given)