CNN is following the trail of so-called Russian collusion by Americans — this time, straight to the doorstep of an elderly woman in Florida. The network sent a reporter to badger her about supporting and promoting an event it claims was organized by Russians on Facebook. Here’s the irony: This is something CNN itself did with an anti-Trump rally attended by an estimated 10,000 people after the election.
Here is the segment where a hostile reporter berates the elderly Trump supporter.
A Florida woman who ran a Trump supporters page that unwittingly promoted a Russian-coordinated event on Facebook says she doesn’t believe that she was influenced by Kremlin-linked trolls https://t.co/DmgDRFRwyn pic.twitter.com/OAz5julCyA
— CNN (@CNN) February 21, 2018
Here’s what CNN is trying to get at: Supposedly a Facebook group called “Being Patriotic” organized some sort of pro-Trump event during the election. The woman being interviewed shared that post. For that, CNN sent reporter Drew Griffin to her house, outed her, and shamed her for basically colluding with Russians. The whole affair is disgusting.
Merriam-Webster defines dox as “to publicly identify or publish private information about (someone) especially as a form of punishment or revenge.” That is exactly what CNN did here. This elderly woman shared a post on Facebook. For that crime, the network decided to send a reporter to her house, broadcast her name to their viewers, and broadcast identifying features of her home.
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