CNN keeps stepping in it, adding fuel to a fire, failing to think outside the bubble.
Things might have gone better if CNN hadn't been so easily baited, become so totally consumed by a gag video retweeted Sunday by President Trump. As things stand, whether it played out this way or not, CNN appears it may have coerced an apology from the video originator in exchange for withholding his name.
The silly GIF would likely have been forgotten by now had CNNers not gone nuts about being threatened with "violence."
But look at some of the headlines greeting them this Wednesday morning:
CNN’s ‘#CNNBlackMail’ hashtag of shame
CNN is under fire for threatening to identify the creator of the Trump wrestling video
Conservative blogs have also taken up the story, some perhaps stretching facts more than others.
But it's more than just right-leaning media taking note.
This is from the BBC:
CNN accused of 'blackmailing' Trump gif maker