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CNN actually thinks 4chan may be a person

Behold, the least informative thing you'll see all day.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 2, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 4:19 pm CDT

The reactions to Celebgate were about as varied and awful as you could ask for, but give CNN a little credit: It’s still the least-informed news organization out there, and it delivered again.

How did the 24/7 media mammoth botch a story about the mysterious leakage of nude photos pulled from the iCloud accounts of America’s hottest starlets? Let me count the ways:

1) They believe 4chan might be a person.

CNN “waiting for confirmation” on 4chan’s personhood :

— Joshua Zane Weiss (@JoshuaZaneWeiss) September 2, 2014

2) They suggest changing your password from “password” to “pa$$word.”

3) At one point, this bro Bret Larson just starts laughing for no reason.

Anybody looking to work in a research department? Because I may know of a job opening.

Photo via CNN/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 2, 2014, 10:52 am CDT