CNN Tracks Down Reddit User Behind Trump Wrestling Video, Prompting Outrage

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CNN is facing questions about its follow-up reporting on an inflammatory video tweeted by the president, showing old footage of Trump at a wrestling match, appearing to attack a figure whose head was replaced with the news network's logo.

CNN tracked down the person allegedly behind the video and found he has a history of offensive posts, now deleted. The network published a story saying it would withhold the man's name to protect his privacy, but it "reserved the right to publish his identity."

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) about CNN's reporting and the accusations that it is trying to "blackmail" the unnamed man.

This segment aired on July 6, 2017.



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