Here’s Why Ted Cruz Thinks CNN Crossed The LEGAL LINE

Senator Ted Cruz is known to be one of the best interpreters of the American legal system, and is weighing in on the recent semi-veiled threats CNN made to the creator of a meme which angered them.
Cruz, a former lawyer, believes CNN may have violated the law in Georgia, which is where their headquarters is located.
CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski, the smug “reporter” and online thug who bragged about finding the creator of the meme, is now backpedaling after receiving epic backlash from the right and the left.
Kaczynski seemed to revel in the “power” he felt, and gloated over his conquest online.
This sort of behavior highlights the dangerous mindset of the fake news media, who see themselves as “superior” to the rest of us, and have become more and more loathed by the average American people over the past few months.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has given his legal take on CNN’s ominous choice of words in its report on the person who made the Trump-CNN gif.
CNN was able to identify the creator of the meme, but decided not to release his name after he apologized for his behavior online. Critics, however, say CNN blackmailed Reddit user “HanA**holeSolo” with the following:
CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.
Now Cruz, who is a former lawyer, says CNN might have violated a Georgia state law. CNN is headquartered in Atlanta:
(1/2) Troubling. I assume CNN's lawyers are examining GA § 16-8-16 Theft by extortion. If CNN constructively obtained the gif-maker's IP... 
(2/2) it's a GA crime if they threatened to "Disseminate any information tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule...." 
CNN did respond to the criticism on Wednesday, Mediaite reported, claiming they originally did not publish HanA**holeSolo’s real name for his safety:
CNN decided not to publish the name of the Reddit user out of concern for his safety. Any assertion that the network blackmailed or coerced him is false. The user, who is an adult male, not a 15-year-old boy, apologized and deleted his account before ever speaking with our reporter. CNN never made any deal, of any kind, with the user. In fact, CNN included its decision to withhold the user’s identity in an effort to be completely transparent that there was no deal.
CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski also stated the “CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change” line is being misinterpreted.
This line is being misinterpreted. It was intended only to mean we made no agreement w/the man about his identity. 
He also reports the Reddit user is not 15-years-old as some are saying, but that he is a middle-age man.
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