Saturday, July 8, 2017

CNN: ‘No right to stay anonymous’ !!!


After months of reporting on alleged Russian meddling in the US election using "Unnamed sources", now CNN seems to be changing it's attitude towards "anonymity".

Case in point: one of the channel's own political analyst now says "people do not have the right to stay anonymous". It was in response to the backlash that the network faced for threatening to reveal the man behind that little viral meme featuring president trump wrestling a CNN logo.


CNN now thinks we, the people, do not have the right to be anonymous. This is how Kristen Powers, their political analyst, explained it in a tweet.


Now this is an interesting argument coming from a network that's been running stories about Trump based on "unnamed sources" for months. We heard CNN use this phrase so much it has actually spawned a number of online memes.


Sure CNN protects their online sources. But the way they see it: if you post something online that they consider to be offensive, they have the right to reveal your personal information to the public. Something that could actually put a person in harm's way. and they got to decide what's considered to be offensive as well.


CNN may be a powerful news agency but just who proclaim them the policeman of whats considered to be offensive? In the end US law has the final say.

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