Actress Patricia Heaton, beloved star of the hit series Everybody Loves Raymond (1996-2005), added herself to the parade of high-profile folks who have lambasted CNN for hunting down and threatening to maliciously expose the creator of the viral video of President Trump pummeling CNN, WWE-style.
Having just returned from vacation, Heaton took to Twitter to post the following:
Ignoring news while on vacay, but @KFILE / @CNN threatening to destroy 15-yr-old over gif?! Any shred of cred u may have had is gone 4ever.
Heaton’s reaction – and that of many others – was provoked by the thuggish response of CNN to the creator of the Trump-CNN wrestling video.
Of course, it’s been confirmed by Andrew Kaczynski himself that “Solo” is not 15 years old:
Need to point out again HanAssholeSolo is a middle aged man. People claiming he’s 15 are wrong. Some are intentionally spreading this.
— andrew kaczynski ? (@KFILE) July 5, 2017
Led by KFile’s Andrew Kaczynski, by Tuesday CNN had traced the origin of the Trump-CNN wrestling video to a Reddit user going by the handle “HanA**holeSolo.” CNN contacted the video creator and extracted an apology from him for his various tweets. Why would the creator of the clever anti-CNN video cave in to CNN so easily? Well, CNN, while insisting they would protect the true identity of “Solo,” added this comment: “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.”
But Heaton’s point still remains. CNN has once again kicked the internet beehive by threatening to expose or “dox” this individual for his anonymous meme posting.
“HanA**holeSolo” has since deleted his Reddit account.