OK just in case you don’t know, doxxing is when someone reveals your private information to publicly. Usually on the internet. It’s not too uncommon but extremely shady and in some cases is extremely ILLEGAL.
And thus is the case with CNN… yep! they’re back at it again digging that hole. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Chris Cuomo, and Chris Cillizza bragged, and were quite proud, that they tracked the kid down.
This is especially screwed up when you take into account, in all honesty, the very harmless nature of the animated image on the whole. I mean it’s practically NOTHING, especially when you compare it to CNN’s shenanigans as of late.
They even go as far as to act as if they’re taking the freaking high road by “honoring” his request to not be revealed. Doxxing is never funny or honorable. Come on, CNN… ya’ll are breaking up! Get your freaking act together!
So in honor of the Reddit users GIF, I present you… MORE of the same! I hope you laugh as much as I did at this great video!
— Joshua ? (@JoshuaNasser) July 5, 2017
“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,” Kaczynski wrote. “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.”
As written for The Daily Caller by Amber Athey:
Most people are furious with CNN for threatening to dox the Reddit user who made the video of Trump wrestling CNN, but CNN’s “New Day” celebrated their “remarkable” work.
CNN tracked down the Redditor and appeared to threaten to expose him if he didn’t apologize and promise to refrain from posting any more offensive content.
Many journalists slammed CNN for the move, but CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Chris Cuomo, and Chris Cillizza seemed awfully proud of themselves during a segment on “New Day” Wednesday morning.