CNN is in a competition to become the most obnoxious news organization this side of the Sweet Meteor of Death’s missed window. They’re in direct competition with themselves. The good news is they’re winning. Rather than shrugging their shoulders at the absence of evidence Trump cupped Putin’s package, CNN has made the courageous decision to double down. By live trolling private citizens.
A Florida woman who ran a Trump supporters page that unwittingly promoted a Russian-coordinated event on Facebook says she doesn’t believe that she was influenced by Kremlin-linked trolls https://t.co/DmgDRFRwyn pic.twitter.com/OAz5julCyA
— CNN (@CNN) February 21, 2018
CNN is alluding to some people on social media having retweeted, or been part of an online group which also hosted a few Russian bots. As someone who got a “shame on you” email from Twitter for retweeting or liking a tweet that turned out to be a Russian bot, I admire this woman’s restraint. Who actually vets the online profiles of internet strangers? There she was minding her own business, contemplating life, the universe, and everything when CNN, who would rather interview an AARP member than ask the FBI why it keeps dropping the ball on that which actually matters, still cannot accept the outcome of an election. One year later.
CNN thought the above segment was so relevant to the national conversation on online trolling, they aired the live trolling for all to see. Never has an organization been this proud of their petty crap since a four-year-old demanded his stick family take center stage on the fridge.
Did the Russians meddle in American affairs? Um, it sure looks that way. It’s kind of what Mitt Romney warned America about in a debate for election 2012. To which Obama replied, “The 1980s called, it wants its foreign policy back.” Lo and behold, Russia isn’t the girl next door playing striptease.
Turns out Russia is actually an enemy of the United States. Weird, right? But as far as we can tell, all Russia was really able to do in Election 2016 was get online. Tweet. Use some emojis. Perhaps they even used the word “literally” incorrectly. Heathens. If only CNN and its media cohorts took online trolling as seriously as actual threats to our republic.
Hey, when is CNN going to ask Mikhail Moore about protesting with Russians? That seems relevant.