Ted Cruz Accuses CNN Of “Extortion” Over “Threat” To Unmask Person Who Created Clip Tweeted By Trump

Via Mediaite:

Ted Cruz suggested on Twitter Wednesday that the ongoing debacle surrounding CNN’s apparent threat to reveal the identity of the anonymous Redditor who created the video depicting President Donald Trump beating a man with a CNN logo superimposed on his head.

CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski put out an article on Tuesday in which he notes that Reddit user HanAssholeSolo issued an apology for the video “one day after CNN identified the man behind the account and attempted to make contact with him.”

Kaczynski detailed how his KFile team tracked HanAssholeSolo down, and said that CNN would not divulge his identity given his extensive apology — but added a caveat: that “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.”