When President Trump retweeted a wrestling GIF meme of himself in a mock fight with WWE CEO Vince McMahon on Sunday, no one thought the story could get any sillier.
The video GIF's creator superimposed CNN's logo over McMahon's head, giving the impression that Trump was bodying the hapless news organization.
The hilarious video meme went viral, causing even more embarrassment and humiliation for CNN and its pompous, tight-butt anchors.
Most social media users laughed at the imagery of the president of the United States body slamming the network.
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After suffering the indignity of being the laughing stock of the news industry, thanks to Trump, CNN declared it had enough and went in search of the meme's 15-year-old creator.
One of CNN's journalists, Andrew Kaczynski, hunted the kid down and threatened to expose his identity -- a form of public harassment known as "dox" or "doxxing".
Critics accused CNN of violating the kid's first amendment rights to freedom of speech. And they compared CNN's tactics to ISIS and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
The kid wasn't that hard to find. Members of Reddit.com's popular subreddit, r/The_Donald, shouted out his username in boisterous celebration posts after Trump retweeted his video.
By threatening to expose the kid's real identity -- over a silly meme -- CNN incurred the wrath of Reddit.com users, as well as 4chan's Anonymous hacking collective, who are notorious for generally wreaking havoc on corporations and websites.
Reddit and 4chan users stayed up all night scheming and plotting to bring down the failing network for threatening to expose one of their own.
The attack on CNN writer, Kaczynski, has already begun, as Reddit users dug up old info about his Internet stalking and p0rn habits.
Expect to see hacked emails from CNN employees or their personal information -- cell phone numbers, home addresses, etc. -- leaked all over the Internet soon.
I wouldn't want to be a CNN employee right now.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017