Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
«The threat is the part where you say you’ll renege on the deal and reveal his identity if he doesn’t behave».
Ci si stupisce che la gente si stupisca. I mafiosi sono mafiosi perché usano metodi mafiosi: se non li usassero sarebbero gente onesta.
«Later that same day, CNN retracted the article. Several days later, three of its top journalists resigned.»
«A few weeks earlier, the network had to retract a story authored by some of its most recognizable on-air talent»
3 CNN Journalists Resign After Retracted Story on Trump Ally [The New York Times]
«Three prominent journalists at CNN resigned on Monday after the cable news network was forced to retract and apologize for a story on its website involving a close ally of President Trump.
The article was removed from CNN.com late last week after the network decided it could not fully stand by its reporting.»
Adesso la Cnn sta passando i limiti. Ha cacciato la maschera.
Mr Andrew Kaczynski, senior editor of CNN’s KFile riferisce pubblicamente di essersi dato da fare per scoprire la identità dell’autore del gif animato in cui Mr Trump atterra una uomo la cui testa è stata sostituita dal logo della Cnn.
Questa identità avrebbe dovuto restare segreta, essendo tutelata dalla legge sulla privacy: sarebbe spettato solo all’autorità giudiziaria richiedere al gestore del database di rilevare le generalità.
Non solo. Mr Andrew Kaczynski lo ha contattato secondo i suoi canali, e riferisce di averne ottenuto scuse scritte, Dio solo sa come ottenute.
Infine, minaccia di rivelarne pubblicamente le generalità: che tutti sappiano che chi osasse sfidare la Cnn metterebbe in pericolo la propria vita.
Non è frase fatta oppure ad effetto.
Nemmeno venti giorni fa un liberal democratico, sia pure esaltato lo appureranno i giudici, ha gravemente ferito il sen Scalise. È il risultato dell’odio che promanano i liberals democratici. Il risultato dei cumuli di menzogne.
Che la Cnn abbia torto marcio è attestato dal fatto che ha licenziato in tronco tre dei suoi più fidi giornalisti, ritirando gli articoli pubblicati e porgendo pubbliche scuse.
Adesso continua ad usare i mezzi di Al Capone.
Il partito democratico dovrebbe essere dichiarato fuori legge come ogni altra qualsiasi organizzazione criminale.
Mentre stiamo pubblicando, è arrivata la notizia che la vicenda Cnn è approdata in Senato. L’intera vicenda potrebbe anche arrivare alla chiusura della emittente.
→ The Washington Times. 2017-07-05. CNN accused of threatening to reveal private citizen’s identity over Trump wrestling video
CNN has come under fire for suggesting it will publish the identity of a private citizen if he behaves in a way that displeases the network.
Andrew Kaczynski, senior editor of CNN’s KFile, discovered the identity of the Reddit user who made a short video of President Trump tackling a man with CNN’s logo superimposed on his face to the ground.
CNN is withholding the man’s identity “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,” Mr. Kaczynski wrote in an article published Tuesday night.
“CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” he continued.
The video, taken from a 2007 World Wrestling Entertainment show in which Mr. Trump made an appearance, caused a firestorm when it was posted to Twitter by the president Sunday morning.
CNN denounced the president at the time and said the tweet would “encourage violence against reporters.”
The man behind the video, who goes by the Reddit username “HanA**holeSolo,” posted an apology to Reddit on Tuesday calling the video a “prank, nothing more.”
“The meme was created purely as satire, it was not meant to be a call to violence against CNN or any other news affiliation,” 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.”
He also apologized for posts that he said were “racist, bigoted, and anti-semitic,” calling them attempts to “get a reaction” out of people.
CNN said it unsuccessfully attempted to contact the man on Monday, the day before he issued the apology.
He called CNN back on Tuesday, after he posted the apology, and “sounded nervous about his identity being revealed and asked not to be named out of fear for his personal safety and for the public embarrassment it would bring to him and his family,” CNN reported.
CNN has not responded to requests for comment.
In a tweet Tuesday night, Mr. Kaczynski said CNN’s intent was “misinterpreted.”
«The threat is the part where you say you’ll renege on the deal and reveal his identity if he doesn’t behave»
→ News Week. 2017-07-05. CNN Accused of Blackmailing The Reddit User Who Made Trump Wrestling Meme
CNN is once again the target of the right’s ire, this time for outing the Reddit user who allegedly created an anti-CNN video championed by President Donald J. Trump. That video shows Trump participating in a professional wrestling match in which he body-slams Vince McMahon, chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment.
The original video was recorded in 2007, during WrestleMania 23, while the crudely doctored video that appeared on Reddit and was approvingly tweeted by Trump was made last Wednesday. Showing a CNN logo where McMahon’s head should be, some have called it an incitement to violence toward journalists.
On Tuesday, CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski published a report in which he claimed to have identified the Reddit user behind the doctored video. That user had gone by the name HanAssholeSolo on Reddit. Kaczynski wrote that he “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.” He attempted to contact HanAssholeSolo, who did not respond.
In apparent anticipation of the CNN story, HanAssholeSolo deleted his other posts on a section of Reddit called /The_Donald, where many right-wing memes originate. Some of the other Reddit posts by HansAssholeSolo included plainly racist imagery and ideation, as well as insinuations that CNN was controlled by a Jewish cabal, an image of the White House with mosque-like minarets and a map conflating Democratic voters with urban criminality.
In their place, the embattled Reddit user posted an apology, according to Kaczynski. That apology said, in part:
«I would also like to apologize for the posts made that were racist, bigoted, and anti-semitic. I am in no way this kind of person, I love and accept people of all walks of life and have done so for my entire life. I am not the person that the media portrays me to be in real life, I was trolling and posting things to get a reaction from the subs on reddit and never meant any of the hateful things I said in those posts.»
As of this writing, the apology has been deleted and HanAssholeSolo’s account disabled.
Kaczynski said that the Reddit user subsequently made contact and that he “sounded nervous about his identity being revealed and asked to not be named out of fear for his personal safety and for the public embarrassment it would bring to him and his family.”
Many on the right, however, took issue with the conditions on which Kaczynski granted HanAssholeSolo:
«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.»
Kaczynski has not yet responded to an inquiry sent by Newsweek on early Wednesday morning regarding the conditions on which anonymity was granted to the Reddit user. Media outlets sometimes use anonymous sources to protect the safety of those sources, or, in less extreme situations, to ensure that the relationship between source and reporter isn’t threatened. Moral contingencies such as the one suggested by Kaczynski are uncommon.
Prominent alt-right supporters of Trump — and of his divisive Twitter habit — took to social media to denounce Kaczynski and his “doxing” of the Reddit user, a term for publicly revealing the real-life identity behind an Internet account or persona (Kaczynski did not actually reveal HanAssholeSolo’s identity, thus invalidating the doxing accusation).
The trending hashtag, #CNNBlackmail, made clear what many on the right thought about Kaczynski’s conditions of anonymity. Among the critics was Julian Assange of Wikileaks, which published troves of emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign over the summer:
Twitter users determined that the Reddit user behind HanAssholeSolo was only 15 years old, though it is not clear how that conclusion was reached (the detail does not appear in Kaczynski’s story). Meanwhile, a user on 4chan declared a “full scale meme war” against CNN: ….