After CNN, a leading member of the Democrat Media Complex, saw #CNNBlackmail trend on Twitter for a full day on Wednesday after they threatened to dox the supposed creator of a humorous GIF where President Trump is shown body-slamming a man with the CNN logo superimposed as his head next to a WWE ring, citizen journalist Laura Loomer caught up with the co-host of CNN’s New Day, Chris Cuomo. Loomer asked Cuomo why he deleted a tweet that asked, “Should CNN reveal name of Reddit user who made Trump wrestling video? Had a lot of bigoted and hateful material on page and website.”
Below is a screenshot of Cuomo’s deleted tweet:
Chris Cuomo, famous for saying that if you don’t want a grown man exposing his penis to your 12-year-old daughter in a girl’s bathroom then somehow you’re the bigot, comes from a long line of leftist New York progressive Democrats. His father is now-deceased former NY Governor Mario Cuomo. His brother, Andrew Cuomo, is the current NY Governor and a potential 2020 Democrat presidential candidate.
It certainly appears as though CNN at the very least bullied the maker of the GIF of Trump bodyslamming CNN. CNN targeted Reddit user HanAssholeSolo who offered an apology for creating the satirical GIF but CNN “K-File” reporter Andrew Kaczynski admitted that CNN would hold his personal identity over his head, threatening to release it if he returned to posting information they found offensive.
Kaczynski said that he decided not to report the person’s real 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.”
However, Kaczynski added this caveat which can only be interpreted as a threat:
“CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.”
“Mr. Cuomo, I have a quick question for you,” Laura Loomer began as she approached Chris Cuomo getting into his chauffeur-driven SUV outside of CNN studios. “Why did you delete a tweet in which you’re encouraging the extortion of a Reddit user who posted a meme about CNN?” she asked.
“There was no encouraging and it wasn’t a teenager,” Cuomo replied. “And the reason I took the tweet down was because the decision has already been made [to not personally identify the Reddit user],” he claimed.
“I thought it was more conditional — about whether or not his name was going to be released and it wasn’t,” he continued. “His name was already, you know, going to be kept private because of his own actions and their concerns about his privacy. So it didn’t make any sense, so I took it down. It’s not the first time I deleted a tweet,” he argued.
“Do you think it’s appropriate for CNN to be targeting private citizens over memes that CNN doesn’t like?” Loomer asked Cuomo, who had turned his back on her and started walking briskly towards his ride.
“I don’t think that’s what happened here,” Cuomo shot back angrily as his face turned red and he began to point his finger in Loomer’s face in a threatening manner. “And I think you should look at the other content that was on that site and think about who you’re defending.”
“Don’t you think it’s free speech?” Loomer pressed.
“You heard what I said, right?” Cuomo asked as he got in the black SUV and slammed the door.
After the heated exchange, a CNN security guard came up to Loomer and asked her to leave the area, even though the short interview took place on a sidewalk in front of their building, which is public property.