A satirical tweet by the President of the United States has caused a multi-billion dollar media corporation to commit extortion against a U.S. citizen.
The mainstream media has fallen a very long way. GP reports:
CNN reported today that they declined to publicly identify the Reddit user who created the Trump CNN wrestling video because he promised not to do it again.
CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski then went on to say, “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.”
That is extortion. Here’s the now-infamous screenshot from the article:
Founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange tweeted out, ‘CNN committed a crime, violating 135.60 of the New York criminal code.’ Below is a description of the code:
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) July 5, 2017
But it may be worse than what Julian Assange posted.
It may be a federal felony.
Via TGP commenter Levon:
18 U.S. Code § 241 – Conspiracy against rights.
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or
If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
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