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At a Crossroads

It does not take much for the American news media to flip out nowadays. The President makes just one little post about his wrestling days, and CNN's crying fow-ow-ow-owl. Not only that; CNN decided they'd track down the guy who originally posted the video excerpt that President Trump reposted, and then make him apologize under threat of having his identity exposed.

CNN's intention here was a warning message, both to the President and to the rest of us citizens in America:

  • For the citizens, CNN's message was don't make us look like a bunch of jerks, or else we will track you down and go through all of your social media postings looking for any and all sentiments that will disgust and repulse your current or potential employers.
  • For the President, CNN said Don't make the mistake of thinking you have any allies or friends that we cannot corrupt or negate.

I can't imagine the like. Who does CNN think it is?

CNN's actual, official message was

CNN is not publishing HanAssholeSolo’s name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed 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.

Anyway, this is life here in America in 2017.

And I'd like to make an official endorsement of Ladybug and Chat Noir. This is a well-put-together show. I like setting the audio to French and the subtitles to English. Of course, the France they live in is an imaginary one, where the government didn't purposely admit millions of foreigners who intend to live off the West's generous social welfare while being adamantly, violently opposed to Western values.

Comic transcript

Crimebuster shrugs, and grins bashfully in response to the Lacrosse Team's Captain's question. Crimebuster adds "Yeah, that was me. Getting them wet seemed like the quickest way to cool them off."

Crimebuster extends his hand to the team captain. "My name's Chuck Chandler, by the way. Do you guys have a minute to talk?"

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