Reddit users are getting their revenge against CNN in more ways than one, it seems. Since the cable “news” network threatened to dox a Reddit user, the CNN smartphone app on Apple’s app store has plummeted to a one-star rating!
Daily Caller has the hilarious story:
Out of 3,215 total ratings awarded to the CNN on the app store, 3,063 of them were one-star ratings. Angry users flooded the app with negative ratings on Wednesday and Thursday, with many of them outraged over CNN’s coverage of Reddit user HanAs.
Users were merciless against the one-time cable news leader.
“CNN is a tabloid masquerading as a legitimate news organization. Its ‘reports’ are littered with opinion, and it spends too much time trying to convince its readers/viewers what they should think instead of simply keeping them informed about what is happening in the world (and letting them make up their own minds),” one of the thousands of one-star reviews stated. “Thus far I have had no trouble accessing the biased filth I have come to expect from this once-proud organization. It’s a bit like having a waiter on-hand to feed me all the pig excrement I can eat: the service is nice, but the product is horrible.”
Another reviewer wished there were “negative stars” to award CNN.
“If I could give negative stars, I would. What used to be a respectable, if not left leaning news source has become as far left as Breitbart is far right. It’s become a satire of itself and of journalism as a profession. I’m glad the world can finally see CNN for the circus show it’s become.”
Even more reviewers showed that the network’s attempt to blackmail a Reddit user was their primary reason for speaking out in a “review.”
“They had no right to do what they did over something as silly as a meme. You have gone too far this time, to attack a mere meme farmer for a simple joke? Pathetic.”
DC went on saying: Another reviewer noted the network’s “campaign to gag a person on Reddit through threats of DOXING for posting a meme,” adding: “They are a shadow of their former glory and are now activists, not journalists.”
Another review turned his faux review into sarcasm by pretending CNN was forcing him to give the app a five-star review, emulating the “apology” CNN forced out of the Reddit user.
“They are the best and I am making this review completely of my own free will. Please give them lots of money and more great reviews. Once again I am not under any blackmailing threat and am doing this on my own free will. Please don’t hurt me CNN.”
The negative reviews have continued to mount and will likely grow by the dozens.
The bad reviews came on the heels of CNN’s attempted blackmail of a Reddit user who they claim made the original short video meme showing President Trump wrestling a man with a CNN logo on his face. Trump Tweeted the funny video meme and his tweet became the most re-tweeted tweet in Internet history.