CNN is having a rough time, albeit completely self-inflicted. The network with a penchant for making itself and its reporters the story is now the subject of universal internet ridicule and rightly so.

Andrew Kaczynski, CNN reporter (formerly of Buzzfeed) who loves to dig through Trump appointee books and academic thesis in search of improper citation, penned a post describing how CNN was able to track down an anonymous Reddit user who claimed responsibility for CNN gif President Trump tweeted. The gif showed Trump punching a figure with a CNN logo affixed in place of a face.

Trump’s tweet here:

In the article, CNN boasted they’d keep the private user’s identity secure, but “reserves the right to publish his identity.”

As Mike blogged this morning, once again, CNN united the privacy-loving internet in their disdain for the bullying cable news network.

As a result, CNN is getting a front seat to an internet phenomena called the Streisand Effect (for its origin of aerial photos taken of Barbara Streisand’s house). Rather than squashing the gif, the internet did what the internet does best — make more gifs.

These are some of the best:

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