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CNN’s Camerota thrilled Wrestling GIF guy was tracked down and apologized

CNN’s Camerota thrilled Wrestling GIF guy was tracked down and apologized

Cuomo: “When exposed and identified he then decided to apologize”

Was the Godfather pleasantly surprised that someone saw the light after waking up with a horse head in his bed? Don’t think so.

But for some reason, CNN host Alisyn Camerota expressed surprise and delight that the guy who created the video of Donald Trump taking down someone with the CNN logo superimposed on his face has apologized — after CNN unmasked him and tracked him down.

As our Mike Lachance has reported, CNN tracked down the clip creator and threatened to dox him—to expose his identity and location—if he backed off his apology.

CNN and other media are pushing the line that if was proper to unmask the guy because he also had racist and anti-Semitic anonymous posts. But that’s not why CNN did this. CNN tracked the guy down because he creating a GIF mocking CNN, that then was used by CNN’s arch enemy, Trump.

Camerota is either extremely naive—or extremely cynical. Co-host Chris Cuomo wasn’t so wide-eyed, telling Camerota “when exposed, and identified, he then decided to apologize.”

But Camerota wouldn’t quit her Pollyanna impersonation, saying that she saw the apology as a possible “glimmer of hope.”

ALISYN CAMEROTA: Something remarkable I thought happened yesterday. I thought it was remarkable that CNN found the Reddit user who created the gif of Donald Trump and the wrestling video and where he punches CNN. So the investigative team went back and found the guy who first created this, who took credit for it—and then here comes the remarkable part: he apologized. He apologized for having done this.

. . .

The reason that I think this is so notable, Chris Cillizza, is because this is a very full-throated, I think, genuine, honest apology. He has also asked that we not reveal his name or whereabouts and we at CNN are honoring that because he’s apologized and he thinks that he would then be in danger and at risk if other people knew his name. We get it. We understand that. So I don’t know, I just think that this is just a very interesting addendum to this whole story.

. . .

CHRIS CUOMO: When exposed and identified, he then decided —

CAMEROTA: — good enough!

CUOMO: — to apologize for multiple entries on his account that all to the same [unintelligble] of hate.

CAMEROTA: I get you. But a lot of people don’t apologize even when exposed. I just see this as a possible glimmer of hope.


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What CNN is doing tells us everything we need to know about why the Left should never again be given the reins of power in this country.

    smalltownoklahoman in reply to topcat69. | July 5, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Logged in just to thumbs up! This is truly deplorable behavior by CNN and I hope they reap some serious consequences for it! This guy is probably now fearing for his life given the rabid hatred for Trump exhibited by the left and the actual violence they’ve committed against his supporters. If this guy didn’t own a gun for personal defense before I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that he purchased one because of this incident.

      I cannot confirm it, but word is out that the poster CNN threatened to dox is a kid, and the person who actually created the original gif has posted under his own name to put a stop to CNN’s behavior.

      Link to the video by the original creator of the gif is already posted in an earlier thread here, today.

        smalltownoklahoman in reply to Valerie. | July 5, 2017 at 5:28 pm

        A kid eh? Well that just adds an extra layer of scum on top of what CNN did then. Good on the original creator of the video though for stepping up to help protect the kid.

    Lee Jan in reply to topcat69. | July 6, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Some people ought to think long and hard about what they wish for. A Trump controlled media is not the alternative to CNN.
    An educated electorate is a much better option.
    Work on it!!!!!

So they think it is a delightful thing.
It would be interesting to see how they like it when done to them or their families.

    Wrathchilde in reply to Exiliado. | July 5, 2017 at 9:03 am

    We’ve already been there. Remember the Journal News? They’re the paper that published an online map of the home addresses of all gun owners in Westchester, NY, I think.

    They changed their tune markedly when all of the top brass’s info was posted in response.

      We remember the Journal News.

      Apparently CNN does not….

      Alinsky Rule #4: Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.

      puhiawa in reply to Wrathchilde. | July 5, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Humorous side note. The Journal omitted the names of at least three employees of the paper that in fact had registered handguns. That was outed. Then signs appeared on many of the editors and reporters lawns announcing that the home was gun free.

Perhaps someone at CNN might track down (and ‘out’) the person responsible for hiring this Fox and Friends weekend reject,Alisyn Camerota.

Good thing Reddit users aren’t known for their resourcefulness or penchant for retaliation.

These clowns are utterly tone deaf. In no universe dies this saga make them look good!

This really should be setting alarm bells off art CNN about how they used their considerable resources to track a private individual down and then essentially extort the desired result out of that person.

To me this is worse than Russia!


    Daiwa in reply to mailman. | July 5, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Clown is way too kind a term. Scumbag is much closer.

    This really should be setting alarm bells off art CNN about how they used their considerable resources to track a private individual down and then essentially extort the desired result out of that person.

    And he’s 15 years old. Legally, he’s a child!

    Every centrist and conservative news outlet in the nation — if not the world — should be hammering the ever-loving crap out of that point.


    bw222 in reply to mailman. | July 5, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    It’s reminiscent of forced confessions by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s and North Koreans today.

Okay, saw her quote, “. . . he then decided to apologize.”

Exactly what sin, beyond embarrassing CNN, did he commit?

Now that CNN has tracked down and threatened this 15 year old criminal they are promising to go after Trump and find the sources to reveal Trumps Russian contacts and get Comeys’ memos. More news at 10 …………..

racist and anti-Semitic anonymous posts.

I call BS on this. I doubt he posted any such thing.

It’s a standard Leftist trick to justify their perpetual assault on free speech.

This needs to be stated explicitly whenever they try to pull their shabby deceptions.

    4th armored div in reply to tom swift. | July 5, 2017 at 10:04 am

    CNN needs to be sued for invasion of privacy.
    if this was a 15 year old kid also sue for child endangerment.

    get the ACLU/sarc to protect this boy from these child predators.

    bour3 in reply to tom swift. | July 5, 2017 at 11:48 am

    The Redditor did post quite a lot of nasty stuff. He’s a child. First thought to be 15, I just now noticed some 4chaners believe that he’s actually 9. But that’s hard to believe given the concerns of his earlier posts. Here is a 4chan political thread that recaps much of this.

    It’s picked out from the more general political address extension that includes other political items on 4chan.

    They’re all children. Or children at heart. Half the static images open to rudimentary animated GIFs. They’re looking for a new meme to show CNN losing its mojo.

    You might be interested in CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski’s Twitter timeline. He usually posts one tweet per issue but here he posts some fifteen or so spinning his wheels off, mixing the sequence of events, making CNN appear innocent, and outright lying about the young Redditor. (The Redditor lad said he was thrilled that the president retweeted his GIF. Kaczysnki insists the Redditor wished that Trump hadn’t retweeted. Much of the Redditors posts were removed.)

    i must say, this is the most fun I’ve had reading both sites. From my pov both places are mostly garbage. YMMV.

They don’t even realize they threatened a private citizen over use of his free speech. The very thing that allows them on the air.

RIP CNN. Died: 2017. Cause: Overreaction to Criticism.

    bw222 in reply to PhillyGuy. | July 5, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    It will be interesting to see what Brian – The Missing Link – Stelter has, or more likely does not, have to say about this.

I’ be seen rocks that are smarter than Chis Cuomo. What a dummy.

    4th armored div in reply to Jackie. | July 5, 2017 at 10:10 am

    FakeNudesNetwork (FNN).
    KlintonNudesNetwork (KNN)

    continue with sarcasm of these clowns – not funny but REALLY scary and a danger to our once proud republic.

“CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.”


So CNN pinky-swears not to do this guy (a minor, possibly) as long as he doesn’t do anything they don’t approve of ever again.

A pair that might have one functioning brain cell between them.

I remember when she was on Fox. She has clearly lost her mind (or was doing a good job of pretending back then).

I suspect the backlash to this is going to be…spectacular.

Dexterdog101 | July 5, 2017 at 10:41 am

The other day CNN had a panel of guests and staff commentators including the execrable Brian Stelter complaining about the current divisive and angry atmosphere in the country which the panel alleged is a result of Mr. Trump’s tweets and the WWE wrestling tape.

The proforma response of the Left is to attack its detractors’ motivations – the Left frames criticism of its positions as racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, misogynist, xenophobic, and on and on. The Left will never answer their critics – the Left’s arguments fall apart when subjected to facts.

The height of the Left’s hypocrisy is to complain about their physical safety and their fear of physical violence as a result of Mr. Trumps’s tweets – none of which solicit violence of any sort – while at the same time remain mute on the beheading of Mr. Trump by Kathy Griffin or using a Trump look alike to portray the assassination of Julius Caesar in the Shakespeare production in NY.

I saw a tweet by Cuomo where he insults people for posting anonymously, yet look at all the sources who are not named because “they are not authorized to speak on the topic” or because they fear the backlash.

That tweet is going to hurt them in the long run…

If CNN can no longer influence the outcome of national elections, I guess they’ll settle for threatening a 15-yr old. Just a sign of their declining influence, along with the rest of the media.

The twitterverse was exploding yesterday because most people believed that CNN threatened to dox the video creator. Look it up. (still is)

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.

Just me, but I don’t think an actual 15 year old was involved. CNN has drawn the wrath of Reddit, now they will surely face the consequences.

buckeyeminuteman | July 5, 2017 at 11:43 am

And they say Trump supporters are the bullies? Why should he fear for his life. I’d like to buy the guy a beer and liberals want to harm him…

First of all… NEVER apologize to the Left. That said… this is a case of self-preservation. One risks true physical retaliation when CNN (peace be upon them) feels diss’d and can out anyone they feel has dishonored them.

The original video was posted anonymously, the apology was posted anonymously. How do we know that both are from the same person?

    bw222 in reply to RodFC. | July 5, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    If you read the apology, it appears it could have been written by a so-called journalist. Shades of Stalin’s Russia.

I suppose that the Reddit posts that CNN declared to be racist and hateful was their opinion? Too bad he couldn’t stand up to CNN’s threats. This is awful.

Although I have as much evidence as CNN does on Russian collusion, I’m beginning to suspect the whole original CNN piece was fake.It doesn’t pass the smell test.

Don’t give CNN too much credit here. They are simply applying Alinsky — a personal attack.

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

CNN is a cornered skunk that will spray to survive, even if it gets some on itself.

BTW, my apologies to skunks for associating them with CNN.

    bw222 in reply to TX-rifraph. | July 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Alinsky was far smarter than anyone at CNN. Ever watch the low-IQ people at CNN (e.g. Don Lemon or Babbling Brooke Baldwin) try to spin something?

    If they’re applying Alinsky (rule #13), then Alinsky should be the answer (rule #4):

    “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

    Two options:
    1. If the rule is, “Mock us and we’ll find you,” then mock them so mercilessly and from so many different directions that it’s impossible for them to keep up. Then mock them some more for failing to keep up.
    2. If the rule is, “Upset us and we’ll find you,” well … America is pretty upset at their response, too. Turnabout is fair play; gather all the personal info on their exec boards, editorial staff, and reporters, and hold it. Just hold it, but promise (don’t threaten) to “dox” them right back if they release this kid’s information or if they threaten to dox anyone else. Demanding an apology is optional (you likely won’t get one in any case).

    IOW, do to them exactly what they’re doing to the kid, and no more. Let them do all the escalating. Just meet action with equal reaction.

    (Note: these aren’t mutually exclusive options. 😉 )

Worst of all, look s like CNN got the wrong guy.

Alisyn may be a fake blonde (what at CNN isn’t fake) but she’s a real-life ditz. Ever notice how people whose parents give them goofy names or goofy spellings are goofy?

The root cause of all this overreaction by CNN, of course is the latest series of Project Veritas videos.

Here’s today’s.

CNN Producer Doubles Down on “Stupid as Sh*t” Comments About Voters Project Veritas

These people have been spouting their lurid political talking points for so long that they have started to believe their own nonsense.

assemblerhead | July 5, 2017 at 5:20 pm

This is the real author of the GIF …

CNN really screwed up!

CNN blaming the wrong person !!!!!