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    Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is calling for an escalated response to North Korea after its most recent missile tests. South Korea is calling for tougher sanctions.

  • The Mercatus Center's Jerry Ellig has reportedly agreed to serve as the Federal Communication Commission's chief economist.
  • A new bill in the House targeting gerrymandering could help third parties succeed in Congressional races.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the killing of a police officer in the Bronx a "cowardly, unprovoked attack."
  • Ratings for Morning Joe on MSNBC are up 70 percent after President Trump's feud with its anchors.
  • Police in the Vatican raided an alleged drug-fueled gay orgy, arresting one aide to Pope Francis.
  • NASA celebrated 20 years of continuous exploration of Mars yesterday.

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  1. NASA celebrated 20 years of continuous exploration of Mars yesterday.

    That’s the Get Your Ass to Mars anniversary.

    1. Hello.

    2. Not Get Your Anniversary to Mars?

  2. Police in the Vatican raided an alleged drug-fueled gay orgy, arresting one aide to Pope Francis.

    Well, way to be a stereotype, Pope’s aide.

    1. If you consume the eucharist 10 times in one day you will trip balls.

  3. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the killing of a police officer in the Bronx a “cowardly, unprovoked attack.”

    Hey, I agree with Sessions, for once! I imagine that this would be bigger national news if it was a white man who shot a black female cop…just sayin

    1. I’m just happy that we have all these police officers committing brave, unprovoked attacks.

    2. Why cowardly?

      I don’t know anything about it, so it may well have been cowardly. But it seems likely enough that it was a daring and brave act that was also shitty and criminal. I mean, what kind of coward has the balls to just up and kill a cop?

      1. I always think the same thing when they talk about cowardly attacks. It’s shitty but not really cowardly. I think they just need adjectives to throw at somebody.

        from dictionary dot com

        1.
        a person who shrinks from or avoids danger, pain, or difficulty

        this guy is anything but cowardly because he is in for a lifetime of danger, pain and difficulty.

        1. I suppose that the standard is for a would-be cop-killer to approach the cop, pull back the jacket that concealed the holstered pistol, and tell the cop to “Draw!”.

          Capping a cop from behind is rather cowardly. The BLM-related cop assassinations in Dallas were not cowardly since the assassin clearly intended to murder as many cops as possible and not be taken alive.

          1. I guess I don’t think it’s the best adjective to the describe the guy. Piece of shit, brazen, inhuman, brutal describe him better. Cowardly means that he runs away from trouble, is timid in the face of danger. That doesn’t seem to be this guy. But it is the word commonly used for this type of attack. And I don’t subscribe to the theory that murdering a cop is heroic or useful, it is not.

      2. I suspect they mean the assassin was cowardly because he didn’t call out the cop to draw, wild west style, but relied on an ambush.

        1. Like a no knock raid?

          1. That’s the height of bravery, as when you break into someone’s house without warning it is impossible to know how they will react.

  4. Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is calling for an escalated response to North Korea after its most recent missile tests.

    Gen. Robbo MacArthur program is a go.

  5. Ratings for Morning Joe on MSNBC are up 70 percent after President Trump’s feud with its anchors.

    The downside of more choice for the news consumer? Journalism is not incentivized in the market.

    1. See, Trump IS boosting the economy.

    2. So…..they have three viewers instead of two?

  6. The FCC has a chief economist?

    1. Also a large staff to boot.

      1. Well, you can’t be a chief economist without a tribe.

      2. Would that they would boot the staff.

  7. A new bill in the House targeting gerrymandering could help third parties succeed in Congressional races.

    So a bi-partisan rejection is incoming?

    1. It’s good to see our Congressmen put aside their differences and come together in order to fuck any uppity citizens unhappy with the duopoly.

    2. Surprised it got this far.

  8. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the killing of a police officer in the Bronx a “cowardly, unprovoked attack.”

    And immediately called for a nationwide ban on marijuana.

  9. A new bill in the House targeting gerrymandering could help third parties succeed in Congressional races.

    I suppose it could also help pig’s fly, in theory.

    1. I’d love to see what a gerrymandered district tailored towards libertarians look looked like.

      1. Impossible. Libertarians don’t talk to census takers.

        1. We would all get together and individually make a contract with every other person who wished to be in our district.

        2. Depends. How big are their tits?

      2. It would look like a series of dots scattered all around the state, until you realized that it was really a system of tunnels connecting the basements of various mothers.

        1. Some of us were raised by our Grandparents, thank you very much.

          1. I thought we were all raised by wolves.

    2. RTFA. It would mandate ranked-choice voting.

  10. Ratings for Morning Joe on MSNBC are up 70 percent after President Trump’s feud with its anchors.

    Who said white people couldn’t get in on the victimhood gravy train?

  11. The Mercatus Center’s Jerry Ellig has reportedly agreed to serve as the Federal Communication Commission’s chief economist.

    The FCC has an economist?

    1. Stop ripping off Domestic Dissident’s jokes. Have you no shame?

      1. I’m not surprised that they have a chief economist so much as that they have an economist at all.

    2. Probably just the head of their finance department. When they say “economist” in this sense, it likely just means doing economic analyses of various FCC projects and proposals.

    3. “Dad, who’s Karl Marx?”
      “Karl Marx was an economist, son.”
      “Like our uncle Jerry?”
      “No, son, uncle Jerry is a chief economist.”

  12. Oh yes, I am going to beat this story into the ground: CNN Is Standing By Its Controversial Reddit User Story

    For now, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, Kaczynski and his family are the subject of an ongoing harassment campaign that includes the publication of personal information and death threats. And earlier today, the pro-Trump social media personality Michael Cernovich announced a protest outside Kaczynski’s New York home.

    And now CNN is now the victim – the pendulum has swung!

    1. CNN has declared war on internet trolls. (Not that the Trump WrestleMania gif was trolling, though.)

      CNN will lose.

      1. The new media v. old media conflict was inevitable — thus begins the Troll Wars.

        1. The war with the least amount of movement and the most amount of jerking of to Anime Quetzalcoatl.

          1. “Anime Quetzalcoatl” — would google search again!

            1. You learn something new every day!

              1. When in her human form, Quetzalcoatl becomes a tall, fair-skinned voluptuous woman with enormous breasts. She has long, wavy blonde hair, taking on a turquoise color at the ends. Who knew?

  13. South Korea is calling for tougher sanctions.

    Yeah! Starve those Norks!

    1. Un has been looking a little chubby recently.

      1. Kim has been looking a little chubby recently.

        FIFY. Family names come first in Korea. As you wrote it, it would be like referring to Bill Clinton as “Jefferson.”

        1. Jefferson has been looking a bit haggard lately.

  14. Police in the Vatican raided an alleged drug-fueled gay orgy, arresting one aide to Pope Francis.

    Don’t tell me this happened on a Sunday.

    1. I need a comment or something from you, so I can figure out a response without actually reading the article. Jeez man.

      1. Crusty’s not your monkey, BUCS. He doesn’t dance to the tune of your hurdy-gurdy.

        1. Unless you can pay, of course.

          1. Calling it a ‘dance’ makes it sound like art. The reality is much more visceral.

            1. Or genital.

        2. Everyone dances to the tune of my cursed hurdy-gurdy. Even as my fingers bleed and dancers perish I never cease to play and listeners never cease to dance.

      2. A supersonic plane with little to no sonic boom would be cool.

  15. Ratings for Morning Joe on MSNBC are up 70 percent after President Trump’s feud with its anchors.

    When you wrestle a pig, you both get muddy but the pig enjoys it. When you’re a pig also, i’m not sure what the lesson is supposed to be.

    1. Making Bacon is beneficial to all involved.

    2. The lesson is pig-wrestling beats the shit out of journalism in the ratings.

    3. Trump is a pig fucker?

      1. I don’t know what people expect, pigs walking around with such pretty bows on their head.

        1. Well, Joe Scarborough does have a purty mouth.

      2. Hey, Trump has many, many, many, many flaws, but I really don’t see his choice in sexual companions as being one of them.

  16. Police in the Vatican raided an alleged drug-fueled gay orgy

    I’m trying to imagine vatican police. I sincerely hope they looked like this. and had little crosses in their hands and sprinkled holy water on everyone while chanting in latin.

    1. Fact: that’s actually a picture of singularly-sartorial commenter GILMORE? and his crew on their way to the beach.

      1. You gotta admit, they’re pretty damn snappy. Capes need to make a comeback. And not in some faggy Twilight-vampire fad way.

        i’m not crazy about the plume, tho. its just too much. they’re like those old 1970s undercover cops who kept a flashing police light in their passenger seat, and would stick it on the roof when they needed to pull someone over? Only its on their head.

        1. GILMORE?: He’s Not Crazy About the Plume

        2. The best are some of those Sihk guard’s uniforms. Really works well with the turban. And no plume.

        3. No, the plume makes the deal. Signals “I’m with the government, and I’m here to help myself at your expense. Whether you laugh or cry, that’s all the disrespect I need to make you disappear in my cape.”

          1. There was enough disappearing into capes at the gay orgy.

      1. the swiss guard make pimps jealous

  17. Ratings for Morning Joe on MSNBC are up 70 percent after President Trump’s feud with its anchors.

    So they went from 10 viewers to 17 viewers?

    1. I see someone else is skeptical that a 70% ratings hike is somehow meaningful for that show.

    2. Actually, I just looked it up and they had around 1.6 million viewers one morning. Not sure if it’s a trend, or just a ‘oh, we didn’t know that was even on television before’ situation.

      1. So, the usual million airport terminal and waiting roo. TV’S and 700K individuals with a morbid curiosity?

      2. So, the usual million airport terminal and waiting roo. TV’S and 700K individuals with a morbid curiosity?

  18. Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is calling for an escalated response to North Korea after its most recent missile tests. South Korea is calling for tougher sanctions.

    “We’ll have a super-sized, double order of “More of the Same That Hasn’t Worked For Decades“, please”

  19. Seth Rich Murder Conspiracy Is Being Used to Sell Face Cream

    Trump campaign email vendors are marketing an anti-aging cream with the help of conspiracy theories surrounding the 2016 murder of a Democratic Party staffer.

    The ad hawking the wrinkle-fighting formula is very clearly a scam. Yet it found its way onto an email list managed by consultants who have worked for some of the most prominent politicians in the country, including President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

    1. Why do you think Simple Mikey looks so young?

    2. Am I the only one who thinks the Seth Rich conspiracy is far more plausible than 9/11 trutherism?

      1. No, but “far more plausible” is still nowhere near “almost certainly true.”

        1. I believe anything that I feel like at any given moment.

      2. I believe it. The DC Police claimed the FBI insisted they drop the investigation. When various MSM outlets reached out to the DC Police to ask about that, the police department denied it, and that was enough for them. Why would anyone lie about being forced by the FBI to shut down an investigation?

        1. So the DC Police claims the FBI stopped them, and also that the FBI didn’t stop them?

          I don’t get it.

          1. Is it like Schrodinger’s cat?

      3. I’m fully on the deep state murder train. Seriously surprised at how many can look at the drug, prostitution, embezzlement yadda yadda that US government officials have been caught doing but still see murder as something they are too noble for.

        1. Deep State Murder Train would be an excellent name for a band.

          1. +1 shitty vocals

          2. Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin, with various backup musicians.

    3. How else can you explain how Trump continues to be so breathtaking?

  20. Ratings for Morning Joe on MSNBC are up 70 percent after President Trump’s feud with its anchors.

    yeah, but they’re really just hoping to catch one of these people in some sort of emotional breakdown. Or “what crazy shit will they say next”?

    i get that its good for the news business overall. But its like “Super Storm Trump” = sooner or later the storm blows over and the news is just “well that happened”.

    1. Yeah, people aren’t tuning in to show solidarity for Joe or Mika. They just want to see the car accident as it happens, rather than read reports about it later.

      1. I think it’s all the same for selling advertising. Maybe if they get young people they can get ads from companies besides Life Alert.

      2. Maybe Mika could sacrifice live infants on the air.

  21. Police in the Vatican raided an alleged drug-fueled gay orgy, arresting one aide to Pope Francis.
    There was a bunch of catholic church leadership, ammirite?

  22. CNN can suck my dick.

    Actually, that would be a privilege.

    CNN can fuck off.

    1. CNN can tap Rufus’s maple, eh! Bunch’a hosers!

    2. I’m pretty sure that CNN can’t, in fact, suck your dick.

      Some of their on air talent might be a different story.

      1. Joe’d probably be down.

      2. We live in an era of corporate personhood, right? :^)

  23. This story has a very unfortunate qualifier =

    If Buzzfeed is Correct….. CNN is threatening to dox the wrong guy

    1. That would make sense, CNN does horrible investigative work.

    2. If Buzzfeed heard it from an anonymous source, it’s probably true. Everybody knows anonymous sources are the most reliable.

    3. Stripping away the mask of anonymity seems dangerous to me. Watch CNN get swatted on live TV like a Twitch stream.

    4. If it’s a famous clip (no clue), then it’s not far-fetched that two out of 110 million Redditors had the same idea. The video is not particularly clever, after all.

      1. it’s not far-fetched that two out of 110 million Redditors had the same idea

        yes, which is what makes CNN so especially stupid.

        i suppose they were like, “but this guy is RACIST!! We can pin that on Trump by the law of transitive-media-gibberish!!” and it was just too tempting.

  24. Ratings for Morning Joe on MSNBC are up 70 percent after President Trump’s feud with its anchors.
    Going from 1000 viewers to 1700 viewers should not be news.

    Its a dog whistle story anyway.

  25. Illinois senate overrides Rauner’s budget veto, house override vote scheduled for tomorrow.

    The governor is finding out the hard way that you can’t cure stupid.

    1. Who’s stupider, the congress that overrides the veto or the man who ran for Governor of Illinois?

      1. It’s politics, so yes.

  26. Nobody expects the Vatican police!

  27. Female Tennis Player: Hot

    1. More tits needed.

      1. Two isn’t enough?

        1. Bigger though, so as to be more……usable.

      2. ruins the aerodynamics

        1. But would improve the optics.

          1. i love when everyone is correct.

    2. Decent but I’d rather watch Federer hit balls in slow motion.

      1. Come on, that’s barely even a euphemism!

      2. depends whose.

    3. Actual quote from John McEnroe?

    4. Giorgi? Statue-worthy.

  28. Ending Ethanol Mandate – Not Happening Because “Re-Election”, Duh; But They Seem Ready To Cut Targets

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal marked a slight decline from current levels of biofuels required to be blended in gasoline and diesel and was over 20 percent below targets laid out in a 2007 law, the agency said in a statement.

    The agency said it had begun preparations to reset future biofuel volume targets, a move likely to inflame tensions between the oil and corn industries.

    The proposal marks the first plan for U.S. biofuels usage announced under President Donald Trump, who has promised to cut regulations on industry. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has become a battlefield between entrenched corn and oil interests. Petroleum companies say the biofuel targets are impossible to meet and add billions in costs. The law has been a boon to agriculture, supporting economies across the corn belt.

    1. The law has been a boon to agriculture, supporting economies across the corn belt.

      Seeking rent pays when there’s rent to seek, yo.

  29. Police in the Vatican raided an alleged drug-fueled gay orgy, arresting one aide to Pope Francis.

    This joke wrote itself.

    1. They caught Aids there?

    2. Are there other kinds? I mean, it’s usually not a room full of sober people going “Ya know what would be fun guys, an orgy!”

      1. God, what kind of weirdos do you hang out with that you get drugged up before the orgy? Some real sickos on this site.

        1. That’s right, have to keep a clear head, or you could get injured. Or so I’m told.

      2. the last time sobriety was demanded at an orgy was the last time.

  30. Somebody challenge Nikki Haley to a game of Risk.

    1. Strip Risk! FTFY

      1. i can’t decide if her bloodlust is sexy

    2. North Korea is weak! It’s feeble. I think it’s time to put the hurt on North Korea.

      1. North Korea is game to you?!

        1. Just like Candyland.

  31. How is the theory espoused here last October that DJT was going to be the best libertarian president ever holding up to the cold hard line of empiricism? Has CNN deported anyone yet? Probably, one would guess.

    1. How is the theory espoused here last October that DJT was going to be the best libertarian president ever

      link, please (unless it’s just one of the comments)

      1. You don’t think that idea was espoused here in the comments prior to the election or that the right-wing trolls here said that Donald Trump was merely joshing when he said that he was going to deport members of the Mexico Caliphate back to their madrasses in Tijuana?

        1. So it was comments, not any actual H&R post?

          1. No, in the H&R post it was usually a casual dismissal that there was any difference between what Trump would do and what Clinton would do. I ended up making a decision to vote for Jill Stein, but I came around to the theory that Gary Johnson was so wonderful that he rendered any comparative analysis of Trump and Clinton mute.

            In the comments, there was a more robust support for the wonderful things Trump was going to do for libertarians. I’m looking forward to a defense of that idea.

            1. ^Never came around

            2. you seem like a real deep thinker.

              1. You’re still here? I thought you had an existential crisis and decided to slink away with your idea and a half repeated 10,000 times. What happened?

                1. I’m sorry, what was your old handle? I don’t recognize you.

                  Just because there was one set of footprints on the beach during your time of crisis, it does not mean i left you.

                  It was during those times that i was skimboarding

                  1. I’m sorry, what was your old handle? I don’t recognize you.

                    It was actually GilmoreTM before someone ran off to the moderator and had a fucking hissy fit.

                    1. oh, amsoc. I should have known. I’m sorry for interrupting your interesting thoughts.. I wish you the best of successes with your new handle.

                    2. Can I go back to GILMORE again or are you going to have me banished?

                    3. No, impersonation is fraud. I mean no disrespect, but if anyone’s going to ruin my reputation, i’d prefer it to be me.

                      Why would you want to do that anyway?

                    4. Well, it was being done to me at the time. I didn’t really care, but I figured what was good for the goose… In that process, I tried to figure out who was the most pompous and arrogant poster here and came to the obvious conclusion. I’m sorry I triggered your rage boner over a joke, but I should have known that you’d have a thin-skin. Sorry, man. I’ll keep as far away from G1LMORE as possible.

                    5. Well, it was being done to me at the time.

                      I sympathize.

                      what was good for the goose…

                      I don’t think this is news to you, but i was actually not the person who caused you this inconvenience, nor did i encourage them to hijack your handle.

                      , I tried to figure out who was the most pompous and arrogant poster here and came to the obvious conclusion.

                      Well, i confess i am a little flattered. I hope it was fun for you while it lasted, but i’m afraid to say its actually a very bad idea to do that sort of thing. It can be the source of a variety of problems later down the line, and generally is just better not done.

                      I’m sorry I triggered your rage boner over a joke, but I should have known that you’d have a thin-skin.

                      I hope you didn’t get the impression i was particularly angry at all. It was just that i recall asking politely for you to stop, and you did not. In those cases there aren’t really any other options, unfortunately.

                      Sorry, man. I’ll keep as far away from G1LMORE as possible.

                      thank you, that is much appreciated. I also ask that you avoid any other permutations (e.g. using lower-case l’s for capital i, etc). I’d hate to have to bother anyone over the subject again.

                      all the best.

                    6. My favorite memory of those events was when you threatened to sue me.

                      That was pretty awesome.

                    7. That would certainly be hard to do given i have no idea who you are, where you live, or have any real damages i could possibly claim.

                      But if your memory gives you joy, then i shall not presume to challenge it.

                    8. I don’t have to go back to the archives to find it. You claimed that I was “libeling” you and to “cease and desist” Hilarious. Those were simpler and better days.

                    9. godspeed on your new endeavors.

                    10. zomg amsoc is back? this place is gonna get fun again

                    11. Maybe. Did anyone bring lube? Hopefully there a few Vatican folks that hang here ?

                    12. Robespierre Josef Stalin|7.5.17 @ 8:38PM|#
                      “My favorite memory of those events was when you threatened to sue me.”

                      Nothing you didn’t deserve, commie-kid.
                      Oh, and fuck off.

              1. If his people can keep with the deregulation and he can stop going to war (Less hopeful on this front) he will have far exceeded my expectations.

                1. And if he can avoid nominating a SJW communist to the supreme Court, he’ll have exceeded Hillary’s best case scenario.

        2. Is there any idea that has not been espoused in these comments?

          1. Is there any idea that has not been espoused in these comments?

            There are precious few, but I think the suggestion that Trump campaigned on deporting Mexican Muslims back to their madrassas in Tijuana and that there were people here defending him on the grounds that he was joking may actually make that list.

          2. Has anyone given their hot opinions on the new Life Is Strange sequel? If not, I can bring all sorts of new ideas here.

  32. “NASA celebrated 20 years of continuous exploration of Mars yesterday.”

    Who the hell is NASA’s PR person? They should have announced this in Mars years, not Earth years.

    1. Who celebrates a 40-something-th anniversary? (Can you believe google wont convert earth years to martian, wth google.)

      1. I think I was coming up with about 10.6 years based on a Mars year being about 1.88 Earth years long.

        1. 10.6 years driving around…never asking for directions…

          1. Typical men.

  33. Police in the Vatican raided an alleged drug-fueled gay orgy, arresting one aide to Pope Francis.

    I guess Jesse finally managed to check off Italy from his “Worldwide Sexual Conquest” list.

  34. Trump is doing a great job, isn’t he?

    1. Fantastic job. Best job you’ve ever seen. Believe me, you oughta love it if you somehow don’t already.

    2. Fantastic job. Best job you’ve ever seen. Believe me, you oughta love it if you somehow don’t already.

      1. I think I accidentally double clicked btw. This squirrelling was self-inflicted, I’m afraid.

    3. Robespierre Josef Stalin|7.5.17 @ 6:40PM|#
      “Trump is doing a great job, isn’t he?”

      Judging by the response from assholes such as you, he could hardly do better!
      Oh, and fuck off.

    4. I don’t know. I’m kinda of getting tired of winning so much.

  35. Why does CNN have a responsibility to keep the identity of a terrible video editor and probable all-around douche on Reddit confidential? Don’t they have a public responsibility to the video editing industry to reveal this moron as the incompetent Trumpian drone that he really is?

    1. They don’t. CNN should make it their #1 journalistic priority to skim Reddit posts and dox everyone who says “fag”.

      1. No, really, why does CNN have a responsibility to keep some douchebags identity on Reddit confidential? You think such niceties would be extended by our friends over at Breitbart or some douchy James O’Keefe video?

        1. Why don’t you ask Breitbart if your tu quoque sounds appropriate?

        2. see the people at Brietbart would just laugh at you because you are a fucking moron. The rabid leftiest on the other hand, are violent fascists.

        3. I’m agreeing with you. I mean putting aside the very real possibility that they’re violating federal extortion laws, CNN can do that, and the nation can continue to see them as the national joke that they are.

          Just like Exxon Mobil can fox an activist that produces a parody video about their company.

          1. Dox*

            Also, not my original analogy. I got that via iowahawk.

        4. The “Responsibility to anyone” ship sailed when they decided extortion was a viable alternative. See, if doxxing some random person was a responsibility, they wouldn’t have made it contingent on that person not committing any more thoughtcrimes. You tend to cede the moral high ground when you engage in blackmail.

  36. CNN in odd role as censor: Network threatens free speech over Trump wrestling video

    Jonathan Turley weighs in:

    t was the exercise of free speech. It was also news. While posting such a video on Reddit is not surprising or noteworthy, it took on an entirely new character when Trump reposted it. He has waged an intense war against the news media and CNN in particular. That makes the original poster’s identity newsworthy.

    CNN, however, stated that it has decided to withhold his name ? for now. He is a private citizen, the network said, who apologized, took down the offending posts and said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.

    “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.”

    The last statement is particularly jarring. It sounds like CNN is putting a citizen on a type of media probationary status ? threatening to reveal his name if it deems any posting as constituting “ugly behavior.” It puts a news organization in the position of monitoring free speech and deciding whether to ruin someone if he crosses some ill-defined line with CNN. It is the antithesis of what a news organization is supposed to be about.

    1. It is the threat of future disclosure that is so concerning and dangerous. News is not supposed to be a weapon to be brandished to induce good conduct by organizations like CNN. Free speech and free press go hand in hand. Indeed, many reporters are protected more under the former right than the latter in legal controversies. Once a news organization becomes the manager of free speech, it becomes a menace to the free press.

    2. This is the forced public apologies from Communist China and North Korea.

      CNN can go out of business and all their frauds can go homeless for all I care. CNN threatened a public citizen over a fucking tame gif because they could.

      And the useful fucking idiot leftists reaction to this is the worst — “well I think CNN should expose racists!”

      So the person did nothing illegal, and they literally want to ruin his life. Go get fucked CNN, you’ve just started the 2nd Meme War

      1. Jesus, no one victim rages harder than a right winger. The guy brought this on himself when he courted the controversy and attention after his video became a legitimate subject of national news. It would be a dick move to expose his identity but CNN did not do it so find something else to cry about.

        1. what the hell is wrong with you? have you no sense of right and wrong? How is posting a meme online courting national controversy and attention? it’s a fucking gif you moron.

          He posted a meme online, making fun of CNN, then CNN threatens to dox him, pretty much a threat to violence since that’s all you rapid leftists have anymore. All for the wrongthink of photoshopping CNN’s logo onto Trump’s wrestling gif.

          Shoes all that BS you lefties whine about when you talk about the little people and punching up and the corporations etc, you don’t give a rats ass about any of that. All you car about is your ideology. Evidenced by you assuming I am a right-winger, because all of your enemies must be alt-right fascists, right?

          1. We’re talking about a bully racist Trump troll who wasn’t even exposed. You’re over doing it.

            1. none of those are illegal. So you enjoy threatening people who have differing opinions? Doxing is a threat.

              And since it’s coming from the left, I find it very suspect that it is actually racist, since anything they don’t like is racist, etc.

              The only bully here is CNN

            2. i dunno, dude…

              >>>He posted a meme online, making fun of CNN

              this can’t be the first time they’ve heard they suck…response seems like overkill…that is all.

      2. Considering they didn’t publish his name, saying they want to ruin his life is rather premature.

        1. “CNN reserves the right to reveal his identity…”

          So apparently they are the wrongthink arbiters now

      3. CNN can go out of business and all their frauds can go homeless for all I care. CNN threatened a public citizen over a fucking tame gif because they could.

        How did they threaten him? Why would anyone care in the first place? Everyone knows there are plenty of right-wing hacks around. Isn’t the point that Dear Leader would debase himself and his office by putting this fascist imagery on his twitter page?

        1. ask yourself why he practically had to grovel in front of CNN with a forced apology and promise not to do it again. then CNN threatening to release his information if any of that changes.

          and yes, doxing something is threatening.

    3. So the poster’s crime is Trump noticed it.

      1. His mistake was courting the attention by claiming ownership of the gif after Trump put it front and center.

        And now I guarantee you this dude just wants this all to slip away but the right wing outrage machine isn’t helping that or doing this guy any favors.

        1. CNN will cuck and pay.

          1. More like cuck and cover, amirite?

        2. he claimed ownership after CNN tracked him down and threatened to dox him, that’s coming from CNN themselves.

  37. What a gutless cuck… poor him.

    In his apology???which was pulled by moderators from the r/The_Donald subreddit where he originally posted it???HanAssholeSolo explained that his posts were “to get a reaction from the subs on reddit” and he “never meant any of the hateful things I said in those posts.” To anyone with prior experience unmasking online trolls, those words sound awfully familiar. A defining characteristic of the most vicious and relentless online trolls is cowardice when asked to take ownership of their words and actions.

    1. he’s going to take ownership of CNN or a large amount of their cash, so he’s got that going for him. the retarded threat to unmask him later will do them in.

      1. Yeah? First, how?, and second, why?

        1. first, CNN will settle with him to make the lawsuit go away.

          second, to avoid the jury award.

          1. Yeah, I see 4chan is busy going Defcon 1 over the matter. CNN should just go ahead and publish the douchebags name and put them out of their misery. As far as a lawsuit, I heard there’s an amendment out there that might have something to do with that. Hmm, what number is that one?

            1. “As far as a lawsuit, I heard there’s an amendment out there that might have something to do with that. Hmm, what number is that one?”

              A-1 says “…congress shall make no law…”. As all the amendments do, it limits government action; that’s all.
              Nowhere does it say “if you screw someone’s life by writing stuff about him or her, you are protected from harm”.
              But I believe you’re a lefty, correct? So that sort of stuff, since it doesn’t fit the lefty “Trump’s a big poopyhead!!!” narrative, tends to get ignored.
              Means and ends; the left’s principles are gained at the wrong end of a gun.

              1. If this guy had any brains at all he would self reveal, tell Infowars how CNN ruined his life, and then wait for the dollars to pour in from the right-wing victim club.

                On what grounds would a lawsuit by launched? Defamation? Libel? Good luck on that one.

                1. I don’t know what the claim will be, but if that ambulance-chaser Edwards can come close to closing Dow-Corning because of ‘flu-like symptoms’, I’m sure a legal eagle will find something.
                  Hey, you know you LOST in November, loser.

  38. “…an alleged drug-fueled gay orgy”

    Whew. At least it wasn’t a gay-fueled drug orgy.

    1. much more painful that way.

  39. I’ve been over at Breitbart for the last 6 months. I’m sorry to say that they are dumber and more fun than you guys.

  40. “Trump hires another right winger to government post”

    FIFY

    1. Still butt-hurt you lost in November, loser?

  41. SF politics are ‘interesting’ to say the least. We have district supervisory elections, so anyone (like the Bicycle Coalition) who can scare up 50 votes gives any supervisor the vapors.
    As a result, most of the streets south of Market (it’s flat there) have now given up at least a third of their area to provide for the, oh, ‘15% of the people of San Francisco who are morally superior and RIDE BIKES!!!’ If it’s a dry and cool day and if they are younger than… (etc).
    Now it turns out the city fathers admit they didn’t see Uber and Lyft coming, but you know it’s THEIR fault for the congestion, not the numskulls who bought 50 votes or so:
    (paywalled, but most everyone other than commie-kid will get the point):

    “SF’s traffic planners weren’t expecting rise of Uber, Lyft …”
    […]
    “Jul 03, 2017 ? Traffic planners didn’t foresee the rise of ride hailing when they …”
    http://www.sfchronicle.com/bay…..262399.php

    Imagine that! Central planners got blind-sided by reality!
    (BTW, X=0)

  42. Uh oh. Trump’s defanging the FCC. Slashdot readers are going to be shitting their pants in righteous anger.

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