It’s all I hear people talking about today, but rather than recap things wholesale, the below video captures the sentiment I currently feel – courtesy of Mister Metokur
Note that this particular Youtuber is not one I endorse, but I am only posting their video because they seem to share how fucking angry I am about this.
So, Trump posts a gif on Twitter that someone from reddit created. CNN flip out about how it encourages violence, even though;
- It’s a gif
- It’s a gif of wrestling
- It’s a gif of wrestling which has been amended, or features some poor sod born with a CNN logo for a face.
- It’s a gif of fucking wrestling
Not content with constructing that particular mountain out of an anthill, CNN decides to further shit through the cracks by actively tracking down the individual who made the gif of wrestling, and extract an apology from them under threat that they will reveal his identity – even though he fears that he will be victim to real violence should he be found out.
How can a company as large and far-reaching as CNN openly display hypocrisy on this level, and in such quick turnaround? People sometimes takes ages to have their double-standards exposed as they are gradually found to exhibit behaviours to which they had previously doth protested too much.
But CNN has expressed their hypocrisy in one sentence. “This thing that is harmful, I am totally doing to you now.”
This is not fucking okay, CNN. In no universe is this acceptable. Do not try to minimise this action or in any way try to explain it away. Go on and tell me about the individual that CNN threatened and say that this is justified. I don’t care. If you support CNN doing this, then as I’ve said before, then you support the same treatment for yourself – no matter how benevolent you think you are.
This is unreserved and naked blackmail. CNN are happy to dig up your details and expose you publicly if you dare poke fun at them. Yes, even with a fucking gif of wrestling.
With the President announcing to all and sundry how “Fake” CNN is (and it still astounds me that people seem to think that he’s the creator of the phrase), I was willing to discount his words as the sounds of a spoiled brat who got shitty because the cool kids didn’t like him. However, given this event today, I care not for the demise of CNN. I could not give fewer shits if their organisation implodes under the weight of their bullshit.
They are not the exposers of truth and reason. They are peddlers of sensationalism, drama and bullshit in search of a target to stick to. They encompass everything that is wrong with establishment media, and they (and anyone who emulates them) need to shut down and fuck off.
Or maybe just grow a thicker skin.
A gif as violence.