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Alt-Right Retaliates Against CNN Journalist Over Trump’s Wrestling Tweet Coverage

A CNN reporter is facing death threats, harassment, and protest at his house after he wrote a story that did not name a Reddit user who created a GIF posted by Donald Trump but suggested he might publish the user’s identity if their social media behavior changed.

Social media propagandist and alt-right commentator Mike Cernovich is among those leading the charge against the reporter, Andrew Kaczynski, saying on Twitter, “We are coming for you.”

Wednesday morning, Cernovich revealed that “sources” had told him they had planned a protest in front of Kaczynski’s house.

Kaczynski’s address has been widely spread on Twitter, along with his phone numbers and information about his spouse, siblings, and parents.

Tweets about Kaczynski vary wildly, with some harassing him for his perceived offense while others threatening physical violence against him and CNN in general.

Kaczynski’s now-infamous piece tracked down the identity of the Reddit user, HanAssholeSolo, who claims to have created Donald Trump’s anti-CNN wrestling GIF. It included these paragraphs:

“CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” 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. 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.”

But it appears that while Kaczynski’s critics don’t want to see the Reddit user exposed, they have no qualms about doing the same to Kaczynski.

Kaczynski hasn’t publicly responded to these actions and, on Twitter at least, didn’t seem particularly fazed by the death threats.

This is exactly what happens when the president of the United States constantly attacks the free press and tells his followers that he’d pay their attorney’s fees if they attack his detractors.

RELATED: Trump Launches Deranged Attack On ‘#FraudNewsCNN’ With Bizarre Wrestling Video.


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