CNN: More Like the Nazi Propaganda Machine Every Day

2017 July 5
by bc3b

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Now CNN is using tactics the Nazis would have been proud of. Like blackmail ( a politically incorrect term if there ever was one).

CNN was never able to find time to investigate Fast and Furious. It did take time, however, to investigate who created the Trump WWE CNN takedown and threated to expose him if he didn’t apologize.

CNN, already down in the dumps about skewed coverage that led to the departure of three network news staffers, is now walking a Twitter hall of shame with a hashtag that showcases the company as less than honorable — as one and the same with, say, mobsters and the criminal underworld.

#CNNBlackmail soared to the top of trending Twitter feeds in the United States, the somewhat predictable result of the company’s seeming foray into — well, blackmail. And of a private citizen, no less.

Here’s what’s going on: Sunday, President Donald Trump linked a video in his tweet that showed him wrestling CNN to the ground. The video was created by an individual who goes by the Reddit name of HanA**holeSolo.

The video caused quite a disturbance among the candy-eaters of the left, who cried that Trump’s tweet of it constituted a call to violent arms against the media.

Solo then issued a lengthy apology, saying “the meme was created purely as satire” and “was not meant to be a call to violence against CNN or any other news affiliation.”

“[It’s] a sad day when the president of the United States encourages violence against reporters,” CNN said in a statement to The Hill.

The blasting away at Trump went on for a bit; CNN also called Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the president’s spokeswoman, a liar for saying her boss “had never done so” — had never encouraged violence against reporters.

But you get the idea. CNN’s mad; Trump must die. Yada yada. Then CNN learned the true identity of Solo and said this: We may or may not publish this guy’s name.

Depending on how things go.

Andrew Kaczynski, senior editor of CNN’s KFile, said in a written statement that CNN has chosen to withhold the man’s identity for the time being “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.”

But then came this rather ominous ending: “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change,” Kaczynski wrote.

Was that a threat?

Why yes, yes it does seem to smell of blackmail, doesn’t it.

Social media went nuts.

“CNN Threatens Reddit User for Exercising Free Speech,” tweeted one, Stefan Molyneux, above a photo of Trump’s face with the text, “CNN Blackmail.”

Julian Assange weighed in: “A multi-billion dollar TV network blackmailing a private citizen into not making funny videos about it is not journalism, CNN. #CNNBlackmail.”

So did plenty of others. Another: “Count me among those that [find] CNN’s veiled doxing threat to [HanA**holeSolo]very, very ethically shaky.”

Another: “Is that normal? Is @CNN essentially threatening to dox him, or am I reading that wrong?”

And another, from Mark Dice, media analyst: “The history books will show that on #july4th2017 CNN blackmailed someone who made a joke gif about them. #CNNBlackmail.”

Hat tip: The Washington Times


53 Responses leave one →
  1. 2017 July 5 6:21 am
    justrand permalink

    mocking CNN ist VERBOTEN!!

    and yes, somewhere in Hell, Joseph Goebbels is indeed smiling

  2. 2017 July 5 6:23 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    This is becoming a cottage industry.
    The hash tag #CNNblackmail is number one. The subject is now rumored to be 15 years old…CNN stalking of a minor if true?

  3. 2017 July 5 6:25 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    All rumors so far but here’s a selection

    tweets about the 15 year old:
    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸‏Verified account
    I can confirm Reddit user HanAHoloSolo is 15 and is an LGBT Trump supporter

    followed by
    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸‏Verified account @JackPosobiec 27m27 minutes ago

    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 Retweeted Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸
    He only recently came out to friends and family and now CNN is threatening to doxx him

    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸‏Verified account @JackPosobiec 9m9 minutes
    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 Retweeted Mrs Liberty 💌
    He’s not black, but not white either.

  4. 2017 July 5 6:38 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Compare and contrast …

    “kid brings in fake bomb to school and he gets a white house invite …. kid makes gif that cnn doesn’t like they decide to extort an apology …
    tried keeping up with cnnblackmail, and everytime I try to refresh, there are another 400 comments …”

  5. 2017 July 5 6:42 am
    drdog09 permalink

    This is a case where I think CNN has truly f’d up. I quote —

    “An assault is carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm. It is both a crime and a tort and, therefore, may result in either criminal or civil liability. Generally, the common law definition is the same in criminal and Tort Law.”

    CNN has issued a threat. Depending on the State to which ‘Solo’ resides I might be making a call to the Institute for Justice for a local referral. The physical injury does not have to occur for him to have standing, just the threat of it. Courts have become very aware of virtual violence becoming physical violence. re:

    I would be calling IJ and telling them they can keep every million they get so long as they make CNN bleed.

  6. 2017 July 5 6:47 am
    bc3b permalink

    CNN has a long (and proud) tradition of deceit and dishonesty.

    Remember the second 2012 debate in which moderator Candy Crowley introduced “false facts” into the debate to help Barack Obama?

    What they did in tracking down the Redit poster h=was totally assinine, however.

  7. 2017 July 5 6:56 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    One of the the CNNblackmail tweets is something along the lines of “CNN can track down an anonymous Reddit poster but can’t find out how Donna Brazile passed along debate questions to Hillary?”

  8. 2017 July 5 7:02 am
    bc3b permalink

    Female NYC cop assassinated while sitting in command trailer:

    CNN responsible because of its portrayal of cops as racist.

  9. 2017 July 5 7:05 am
    justrand permalink

    Only somewhat O/T…

    The author says over & over in this article that he is NOT advocating violence of any kind. And he is not. Read the whole thing:

    ==> “Therefore, you see, I am not advocating violence against anyone. Yet, it is about time those of us on the right took the gloves off and stopped trying to be better than the left. This is a war for the soul of America. ”

  10. 2017 July 5 7:16 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    “Best-of” series for anti CNN gif’s

    Also, cute quote: “why is CNN focused on blackmail and not on hiring black males?”

  11. 2017 July 5 7:19 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    CNN “extorting a minor”, “across state lines” and “using a computer system”?

  12. 2017 July 5 7:59 am
    MI Conservative permalink

    #12 Provided my morning laugh. and laugh, and laugh, and laugh.

  13. 2017 July 5 8:14 am
    MI Conservative permalink

  14. 2017 July 5 8:15 am
    JBoz permalink

    Let me simplify the chronology.
    July 2nd:
    – Trump retweets a funny meme.
    – CNN expresses outrage, presumably in hopes of getting the upper hand on the feud with Trump and reversing their PR debacle
    – Within minutes, the rest of the MSM and the left in general collectively lose their shit (again).
    – Weak RINO’s quickly disavow the tweet, and cry about how unpresidential Trump is.
    July 3 & 4:
    – Hyperbole continues, with snowflake CNN “journalists” claiming that their lives are in danger.
    – Talking head shows endlessly discuss and debate the “horrors” of Trump’s tweet.
    July 4:
    – CNN tracks down and threatens the originator of the meme
    July 5:
    – #CNNBlackmail is trending at the top
    – Copycat memes with Trump bashing CNN in various ways explode all over the internet
    – CNN’s PR nightmare goes from bad to horrendous

    So, the Trump behavior that was going to once and for all take him down, has backfired, and his target CNN sinks even lower. OK, for those who think that Trump is a moronic, undisciplined tweeter bent on self-destruction…the past 3 days prove that he’s either incredibly lucky, or he’s truly a trolling genius.

    Rush Limbaugh used the analogy of the red laser pointer and a cat. Trump is making the cat repeatedly slam into the wall chasing phantoms.

  15. 2017 July 5 8:19 am
    JimNorCal permalink

  16. 2017 July 5 8:45 am
    justrand permalink

    JBoz, great chronology…gonna share it around! 🙂

  17. 2017 July 5 9:19 am
    bc3b permalink

    Did CNN break any laws?

    The interesting thing is that so much of CNN’s “fake news” comes from unnamed sources (likely Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Brian – the Missing Link – Stelter and Ashleigh Banfield)

  18. 2017 July 5 9:21 am
    bc3b permalink

    JBoz –

    Looks like your taxes are going to skyrocket.

    I lived in Naperville for 10 years and loved it. If I worked in Chicago today, I would live in Indiana.

  19. 2017 July 5 9:31 am
    bc3b permalink

    Volvo Plans to Go Electric; Abandon Conventional Combustion Engine by 2019:

    Since Volvo is Swedish, perhaps new models can be called the Rapist or the Invader.

  20. 2017 July 5 9:32 am
    drdog09 permalink

    How bad is it in the Windy City? — — So bad that the PoPo can’t afford traffic citation books!! Ouch that is going to hurt the quota….

  21. 2017 July 5 9:33 am
    bc3b permalink

    Perhaps I should change the headline of a piece I wrote last week from “CNN’s Really Bad Month Continues” to “CNN’s Really Bad Summer Continues”

  22. 2017 July 5 9:36 am
    drdog09 permalink


    “The new Grand Kafir has arrived! With rich camel leather!…”

  23. 2017 July 5 9:36 am
    bc3b permalink

    Actual cases of white privilege:

    Even consider that Mika and Chris Cuomo wouldn’t be were they are if it wasn’t for who there fathers were.

  24. 2017 July 5 9:41 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #22 –

    Hopefully Chicago’s Mayor Emanuel won’t “let this crisis go to waste.”

    I wonder if the reason the company that prints tickets for the Chicago Police Department can’t say when the next shipment of citations will arrive is because they aren’t sure when they will be paid for the last few shipments.

    Nothing that raising JBoz’s taxes 300% won’t temporarily solve.

  25. 2017 July 5 9:43 am
    bc3b permalink

    Which new motto do you prefer?

    CNN; The most Distrusted Name in News

    CNN: Where America goes for Fake News

  26. 2017 July 5 9:48 am
    bc3b permalink

  27. 2017 July 5 10:18 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Forgot one —

    CNN: Criminal News Network, Where American minds go to be be locked up.

  28. 2017 July 5 10:22 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Curious why the economy flounders? —

    “When you’ve impoverished your consumer base to the point where they have to borrow in order to spend, you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. You can’t make it harder for them to borrow without choking off your own cash flows, but they’re so indebted that – believe it or not – when they do have surplus money, they use it to pay down debts instead of spending it.

    The Fed is stuck trying to balance the competing interests of two different factions of the oligarchy: bankers who depend on rent income from money versus all the rest who depend on businesses and individuals spending. Neither one of them wants to see more people have more income, since that would mean less profit, but the bankers doubly don’t since people with more income borrow less.”
    — commenter on ZH.

    The observation is accurate.

  29. 2017 July 5 10:27 am
    drdog09 permalink

  30. 2017 July 5 11:47 am
    bc3b permalink

    Under Trump More Central Americans Resettling in Mexico:

    More winning.

  31. 2017 July 5 12:35 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    That’s pretty funny!

  32. 2017 July 5 1:08 pm
    JBoz permalink

    Re: my residence in IL, Mrs. Boz’s aging (very aging in fact – 89 and 93) parents live nearby. They unfortunately need us. As soon as they “no longer need us” (how’s that for a euphemism), we are a vapor trail from this shithole.

    Re: Volvo, I just bought a brand new Volvo XC 90 Inscription last week. Absolutely great vehicle, and very high tech. I was very skeptical about using the semi-autonomous driving features, but after the first road trip, I’m a believer.

  33. 2017 July 5 1:22 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Ann Coulter: Immigrant of the Week:

    What the media buried is that the doctor who committed murder and was killed by police in the Bronx hospital was a Nigerian national.

  34. 2017 July 5 1:33 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    See how a CNN position changes once Trump is said to be in favor.

  35. 2017 July 5 1:45 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call CNN.”

    Sorry Rod, but it was such low hanging fruit. 🙂


    * CNN has threatened a source. Not one of their liking of course, but a source none the less.


    * If you are one of several ‘unnamed sources’ that CNN has been using as their leak feed(s) what is your comfort level that you won’t be the next person doxxed by this gang of thieves?

    I can see only two plays for all of you. 1) Play along as you have been and hope that CNN does not become belligerent if your data turns sour. Or 2) Clam up. Either way you are being set up to be owned.

    Enjoy the new bed linen.

  36. 2017 July 5 1:52 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Any day that’s a really bad day for CNN is a great day for America.

  37. 2017 July 5 2:18 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    One last observation on this CNN doxxing. What if this whole affair is a fake produced by CNN? I mean, Solo is a fake, the video was made by CNN and the supposed apology is produced by CNN as yet another fake. The only thing that would disprove that it is not a media stunt that backfired is if they released the name of the person behind it.

  38. 2017 July 5 2:52 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  39. 2017 July 5 3:18 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  40. 2017 July 5 5:16 pm
    justrand permalink


    ==> “It is the threat of future disclosure that is so concerning and dangerous. News is not supposed to be a weapon to be brandished to induce good conduct by organizations like CNN. Free speech and free press go hand in hand. Indeed, many reporters are protected more under the former right than the latter in legal controversies. Once a news organization becomes the manager of free speech, it becomes a menace to the free press.”

  41. 2017 July 5 6:36 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Did CNN Target the Wrong Reddit User?

    Stay tuned and stock up on pop corn and beer. This could get even better.

  42. 2017 July 5 6:53 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Very well done

  43. 2017 July 6 5:11 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Comment exchange from another blog.

    “CNN should stop digging”
    “They’ll keep digging until they smell Chinese food.”

  44. 2017 July 6 5:37 am
    JimNorCal permalink

  45. 2017 July 6 6:21 am
    justrand permalink


  46. 2017 July 6 6:54 am
    drdog09 permalink


    That has got to be one of the most depressing things, yet oh so truthful, I have ever read.

    In many ways Leftists, especially the SJW hard Leftists, are to be pitied. In their rage they will never smell the simple pleasures that life has to offer. As the woman pointed out if the only three types of people they see are victim, oppressor and topic champion they will fail to see the guy or gal who by their own means went from nothing to comfort with husband/wife, kids. Sad really.

  47. 2017 July 6 7:15 am
    justrand permalink

    Jim, I concur 100% with drdog that the article in#47 is incredibly truthful, but didn’t find it as depressing as he did, if only because it shows at least ONE Leftist escaped the asylum! 🙂

  48. 2017 July 6 7:31 am
    drdog09 permalink

  49. 2017 July 6 7:34 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Put butter on that popcorn, CNN is going to learn the hard way you don’t screw with the 4Chan crew.

  50. 2017 July 6 7:43 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Yeah, that lady is an outlier but human nature may be kicking in for many who’ve lived in her general trajectory. As was said once upon a time: If you’re not a Leftie when you’re young you have no heart. If you’re not a Rightie as an adult you have no brain.

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