It sure is bewildering watching what people are interested in. This all started with a Trump tweet, and the story should have been easy and simple…
Only July 2nd 2017 at 8:21 am the President of the United States relayed a fantasy image of himself body slamming the CNN network, he also declared to the American people that CNN was not an actual news network, but rather a network with only fake news, which would put it in the same category as the onion. The Image was sourced from a Reddit user with the handle HanAssholeSolo, who posting history is a litany of racist, antisemitic, Islamophobic and misogynistic post and replies. The user HanAssholesolo posted at 11:11am “ “Holy shit!! I wake up and have my morning coffee and who retweets my shitpost but the MAGA EMPORER himself!!! I am honored!!”
All of that was known, and worthy of a news story. But everybody focused on the gif itself, some turned the story to defending the President, some to decrying the depiction of violence against the media. Now its turned to the reddit user, who was too damn dumb to understand that nothing online is guaranteed to remain anonymous. When CNN tracked him down, which some network was guaranteed to do, he tried to delete many of his post while they were looking , and now made an apology post to get CNN to not release his name. They could have easily, it would be reporting. And now the comment wars over whether that is good or bad begin.
None of this crap matters. The reddit user don’t matter. What matters is the original story.