Here is how things unfolded.. This past slow news weekend, President Donald Trump initiated first blast when he posted a MEME of him from 2007 clothes lining Vince McMahan.. but the head of the WWE owner was replaced with CNN’s logo. The media was shocked! Scrutiny began! Such hate! Vitriol..And some Americans most likely would have been on CNN’s side with this one. After all, we have grown a bit weary of a Tweeting President.
And then CNN went and did this…
They found the REDDIT user who created the meme…using various data mining tricks and social media INFO..
The user, not named at this point: HansSoloAsshole. Love the name.
Basically what CNN decided to do was blackmail the person–some are claiming the REDDIT user is a 15-year-old. CNN virtually had the user promise to to make any more MEMES.. and if he did (they will be watching they told him) they would release his name to the world!! But if he didn’t? His secret is their secret.
Within hours of CNN broadcasting a ‘victory’ story on live TV where they bragged about how they found the Internet user who created 5 second comedy videos, the public backlash began. From the right. And the left. This one seems to be a great unifier actually..
For about 12 hours now the term ‘CNNBLACKMAIL’ has been trending on Twitter..
CNN thought they scooped a big one. Instead they just scooped poop dropped by HansSoloAsshole.
People are seriously questioning why CNN would have even wanted to track down a MEME creator to begin with–unless some thought it may have been those comedic Russian MEME creators behind it..?
Nonetheless… we are at a crossroads in time. MEME WAR I
Saturday morning arrived and the Donald was slammed for his Tweet..
By Fourth of July CNN targets the potentially teenage MEME creator. CNN has denied the originator was a child but says instead it was an adult..
An adult who many say also created racist and bigoted memes…
And the internet? The internet took notice.
If CNN wanted to rid the NET of memes with their logo? They made the wrong move. The MEME war seemingly has just begun…
What a mess.