Did CNN's Chris Cuomo Break The Law When He Sent This Now-Deleted Tweet?

Tyler Durden's picture

Earlier this morning CNN host Chris Cuomo tweeted out, then promptly deleted, a message asking whether he should reveal the name of the Reddit user who made the now infamous Trump-CNN wrestling video.  He went on to imply that the whole purpose of outing the video's creator would be to humiliate him for other posts he shared anonymously on a Reddit thread.

"Should CNN reveal name of Reddit user who made trump wrestling video? Had a lot of bigoted and hateful material on page and website."


Cuomo's tweet seemed to mimic a similar threat made by CNN's Andrew Kaczynski that was released earlier this morning (which we covered here).



Unfortunately for Cuomo, Kaczynski and all of CNN for that matter, it seems they probably should have brushed up on their knowledge of extortion laws before making their thinly-veiled threats.  As Ted Cruz subsequently pointed out, Georgia law (the home of CNN's headquarters) strictly defines "theft by exortion" to include "dissemination of any information tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule or to impair his credit or business repute."


Of course, Cuomo produces his show in New York so those backward Georgia laws don't apply to him.  That said, Julian Assange conveniently points out that New York also has it's own rather unfavorable views of things like "coercion" and "extortion."


Of course, this isn't the first time Cuomo has openly displayed his ignorance of the law.  As you may recall, he warned CNN viewers back in October that it was "illegal" for ordinary citizens to take a look at John Podesta's emails as posted on WikiLeaks...

"Remember, it’s illegal to possess these stolen documents. It’s different for the media. So everything you learn about this you are learning from us."


All of which makes Project Veritas' latest CNN video, which features a producer saying that he "just can't stand" Cuomo, all that much more entertaining.

"...[I] just can't stand that guy [Cuomo] when he talks, we're like shut up."

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blue51's picture


DeathingerStar's picture

In the nuts... assuming he's got 'em.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Does anyone know if this is even a 15 year old? 

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Word has it he is a graduate student, a bit old @37 if 4chan /pol/ is to be believed.  CNN was actually really pissed that the artist made a corporate hierarchy and put stars of david on everyone, thereby making them look like agents of Israel.

any_mouse's picture

"making them look like ..."

No, "outing them as ..."

espirit's picture

Cuomo is just a media whore, not even a prostitute.

SafelyGraze's picture

enuff already with the "15 year old" crapz!

my birthday was last w33k!

Dormouse's picture

As a member of the New York Mafia these laws do not apply to Christopher as they are still protected by the FBI—the deepest part of the swamp, where all the biggest, creepiest creatures dwell.

Oh and he's a JOURNALIST, so double immunity.

jeff montanye's picture

he's also a licensed attorney who went to a "good school" (not harvard, so he's no barack obama, but still):

Cuomo was educated at The Albany Academy, a private university preparatory day school in Albany in New York State, followed by Yale University, where he obtained an undergraduate degree, and Fordham University where he obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.). He is a licensed attorney.[1][2]

Bigly's picture

Even with this, the mafia overtakes all.

Extortion is commonplace in the mafia.. I am sure it did not even dawn on him that he was doing something very wrong.

Lock him up!!!

Al Gophilia's picture

Can someone who has greater skills at making a gif, place the cnn gif on a sausage dog and label it Doxhund. Schweinhunds!

insanelysane's picture

presstitution isn't against the law but it isn't anything someone should be proud of

Zorba's idea's picture

My final assesment is the Counterfeit News elites are an advanced form of Dung Beatles. How else could one explain their amazing capacity for shit play. And Roll it Chris! 

Paul Kersey's picture

Is and media whore anything like a Cuomosexual?

eatthebanksters's picture

Scarborough is Cuomo's evil twin.

bluez's picture

Chris Cuomo is an extortionist. Will he skip like Hillary?

One law for us, another law for the media apparatchiks?


BennyBoy's picture


Fire Cuomo.

Convict Cuomo.

Jail Cuomo.

New_Meat's picture

runs in the family.  gives whores a bad rep.

ACP's picture

CNN is above the law, no one will be charged.

If this were Fox, someone would already be in custody and denied bail.

Ms. Erable's picture

CNN is as relevant to the real world as is SpongeBob - and far less popular.

NoPension's picture

.....remember Lerch...eh..David Gregory, with the high capacity magazine live on air...from his perch in DC??

" Illegal to even posses such a weapon of mass destruction in the District "

.....but, it was for the children.


espirit's picture

I remember the fucker.

IOW - Prostitute.

devnickle's picture

Huh? I didn't realize the magazine was the "go bang-bang" part? Thank you Mr. Gregory for clearing that up. 

Mr 9x19's picture

project veritas will seriously damage CNN.

it will end by a media total war and some group will buy cnn or eventually close it.

a media in the elite pocket is a tool.

when the tool is broken, usually when you can't fix it you throw it away.

Chupacabra-322's picture

From my perspective,

The 15 year old should immediately Attorney Up & file a Mulit Billion Dollar Lawsuit against CNN, its cable affiliates.

Dorado's picture

Recall when David Gregory produced an illegal 30rnd magazine on his show in DC?  Doesn't matter if it is illegal, if you're psrt of the club the gov't will claim prosecutorial discretion and let it go.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Fish,

Donald or at best his handler absolutely know of the 2% Zionist connection / Link to the original poster.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Doesn't matter, still could be a case, especially if they actually expose his identity. He certainly broke no laws by making the meme. No. 9 on Assanges New York list seems to be a match.

Tunga's picture

Not sure of his age but his name is Baron Trump.

You didn't hear that from Tunga though.

goober's picture

A few serious and obvious questions arise. How does CNN have any authority of any kind to even question what this guy put up and created with the wrestling thing ? Who gave them any say in anything to be the mind police of what is acceptable or good or right ? The video was actually very humorous and funny !

The other issue is why did this wimpy ass turd roll over and apolgize and beg for mercy from CNN of all entities ? What was the point of his apologies and wimping out ? I mean seriouslyand obvious, does this show how mind fucked the populace is or what ? Fuck CNN and all of PRAVDA/MSM and this asshole as well, but for different valid reasons ! All further proof of how and why Americans are mind fucked, althoughh nothing new for sure.




NoDecaf's picture

Douche-baggery it seems, gets concentrated with each successive generation instead of dilution.


MsCreant's picture

Is there peak douche'-baggery? Can a douche' bag implode? Is there a douche' horizon with a maximum density that becomes a douche' black hole?

NoDebt's picture

Green arrow.  I haven't heard of a douchebag black hole forming spontaneously yet, but it is theoretically possible, I suppose.  

CNN seems to be the CERN Large Hadron Collider of political punditry so if it happens anywhere it will probably happen there first.

(this post is for my particle physicist peeps who will, no doubt, keep us up to date on the latest douchebag black hole discoveries.)


Endgame Napoleon's picture

It was a little above my head, actually, but I think you were saying that CNN is a science experiment gone awry, where information gets sucked up into an atomic particle collider, then spun, with nothing forming but a big, black hole of nothingness.

NoDebt's picture

Yep.  It also throws off a lot of radiation and various high energy subatomic paricles as it goes down the rat hole.  Dangerous as shit if you're close to it but at a safe distance.... interesting and quite beutiful, according to some.


OverTheHedge's picture

It's all about passing through the "event horizon". I think CNN may be on the cusp.

BorisTheBlade's picture

They were screaming collusion out of panic, having confused it with collision. The kind that happens in large hadron collider. And boy they collided with Trump at break-neck speed and learned first-hand that Trumpium is a much heavier particle than CNNium.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

It was a little above my head, actually, but I think you were saying that CNN is a science experiment gone awry, where information gets sucked up into an atomic particle collider, then spun, with nothing forming but a big, black hole of nothingness.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Continuing on this physics joke, CNN does seem to be collapsing in on itself, which is a setp towards becoming a blcak hole, with its various employees bashing each other on hidden cameras.

NoDebt's picture

I'm not sure they have enough total mass to achieve a singularity, but shrinking down into a white dwarf or a neutron star certainly seems possible.  And welcome, frankly.



nope-1004's picture

Chronic liar.  F him.  I will never listen to anything he has to say EVER again.



Endgame Napoleon's picture

Listen to Cruz, though. He was pretty helpful there, a senatorial LegalZoom.

I wonder how the 4Chan Meme War, Autism Storm, is going.

CNN's troops do not appear battle-worthy.

farragut's picture

Cruz or Cuomo? Tough choice....