CNN Doesn’t Understand Meme Culture And It Backfired Big Time

The media’s hysterical response to the meme Trump tweeted Sunday, shows just how out of touch they are with the mechanisms of internet culture.

After Trump posted a short video of himself wrestling/beating down a poorly shopped CNN logo, journalists quickly went into a fit of shrieking about how this was a call for violence against the media.

Then they traced down the origin of the “dangerous” meme to an edgelord Reddit account, that unsurprisingly partook in offensive shock humor through his anonymous account. Trump was accused by proxy of spreading the message of an Islamophobic/homophobic/racist internet troll, which somehow was supposed to make him look bad.

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