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Ex-Congressman to CNN: 'Have You Lost Your Freaking Minds?'

"J.D. Hayworth on Newsmax TV"

By    |   Thursday, 06 Jul 2017 03:50 PM

CNN is "running out of control" and needs to grow up following its alleged blackmail stunt against the teenager who created the video of President Donald Trump "beating up" the cable news network, former Rep. Michael Patrick Flanagan, R-Ill., told Newsmax TV.

"CNN's skin is so thin that they want to trash this kid and threaten him to make sure that this doesn't get done again, or he doesn't do anything again?" Flanagan told Thursday's "J.D. Hayworth on Newsmax TV."

"I mean for God's sake, have you lost your freaking minds? . . . Get a sense of humor!"

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Last Sunday, Trump retweeted a video showing him thrashing a wrestler with CNN's logo superimposed over his face, which some said encouraged violence against the press.

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CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski tracked down the video's creator, who allegedly also posted messages with racist undertones. After the poster apologized, CNN said it would not reveal his name, but reserved the right to do so if he posted anything else offensive. That sparked a massive backlash on social media, with some calling CNN's ultimatum blackmail.

Flanagan — president of the Washington, D.C.-based public policy and lobbying firm Flanagan Consulting LLC — told Hayworth:

"[CNN is] a colossally huge powerful cooperation venting itself on what I believe is a 15-year-old boy who did this cool meme thing and sent it to the president, and the president liked it and retweeted it.

"By doing this, by threatening the kid and say 'we're going to publish you and you're going to then be subjugated by all kinds of hate,' they admit that the violence is from the left not from the right.

"'We're going to, actually kid, turn loose the leftist violence on you' . . . They've lost their minds, and they just need to run away from this as quickly as they can if it doesn't actually bury the corporate structure, and it might, because this is running out of control."

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CNN is "running out of control" and needs to grow up following its alleged blackmail stunt against the teenager who created the video of President Donald Trump "beating up" the cable news network, former Rep. Michael Patrick Flanagan, R-Ill., told Newsmax TV.
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