The Media Needs To Get Their Act Together on Chelsea Manning

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I used to think that internet comment sections were the worst place in the world, a place where dragons and chaos reigned. If this were The Lion King, they would be the place that the light never touches. “You must never go there, Simba.” However, leave it up to CNN to ice the trolls of the digital world, as everyone’s favorite sad decaying skin bucket of a news network out-douched all of them this weekend. Who needs the internet when you have the media to do the trolling for you?

For those who are unfamiliar, allow me to catch you up on the drama. After Private Manning’s sentencing, the former soldier, now given 35 years in prison for leaking classified information to Wikileaks, made public her demand to be referred to as a woman by the press. The girl didn’t ask for us to all start wearing dresses, wave…

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