"...This is a threat. There is simply no other way for an open-minded person to comprehend the meaning of the line. I’ve read thousands of news stories and written a bunch of them, and I can’t think of a single instance I’ve ever run across a similar disclaimer. CNN has absolved the man of his sins. For now. I guess if HanA**holeSolo does anything they deem ugly, the network reserves the right to put him in “danger”?..."
What makes this even more ominous, is that buzzfeed.com is reporting that CNN outed the wrong guy.
"...The problem is that there is a still-unknown third party here who is just as important, if not more important, to this story.
If the question is what is Trump or Trump’s team looking at, then the fact this video is based on a GIF from Reddit only means that whoever made the video version reads /r/The_Donald. Whoever forwarded the video almost certainly didn’t get it off Reddit.
The video most likely came from a far-right Facebook page that routinely scrape /r/The_Donald and 4chan for memes..."
If this is in fact the case, then this guy just might end up owning a significant portion of CNN. It's being reported that a legal fund has been set up and that lawyers are being sought (specifically, the lawyer Peter Thielle hired to take on the Hulk Hogan lawsuit). If that is true, then CNN is in deep shit. $100,000,000.00 worth. All it takes is that single sentence "CNN reserves the right to..." That can only mean they meant to blackmail this guy...not to mention impinging his 1st Amendment right to say ugly or evil shyte.
Secondly, Ted Cruz, who you might not like, but is a very good lawyer quotes GA law,
"Troubling. I assume CNN's lawyers are examining GA § 16-8-16 Theft by extortion. If CNN constructively obtained the gif-maker's IP... https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/882624428479307776
...it's a GA crime if they threatened to "Disseminate any information tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule....https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/882625143968759810
Assuming Mr. Cruz is correct, then CNN is further liable to criminal prosecution.