Observing that President Trump jokes are getting old at this point, Trey Parker, the creator of “South Park” told reporters from The Los Angeles Times, “We fell into the same trap that ‘Saturday Night Live’ fell into, where it was like, Dude, we’re just becoming CNN now. We’re becoming: ‘Tune in to see what we’re going to say about Trump.’ Matt (Stone) and I hated it, but we got stuck in it somehow.”
Parker pledged that his show will divert from the norm and stop focusing on Trump.
“We probably could put up billboards — ‘Look what we’re going to do to Trump next week!’ — and get crazy ratings,” Parker said in an interview that was published Wednesday. “But I just don’t care.”
His comments came on the same day that CNN was the subject of widespread outrage after suggesting that they would would reveal the identity of the Reddit user who made the now-famous anti-CNN, Trump-themed GIF so long as he never made another one.
Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took to Twitter to cite Georgia state law’s prohibition against “theft by extortion.”
“Troubling. I assume CNN’s lawyers are examining GA § 16-8-16 Theft by extortion. If CNN constructively obtained the gif-maker’s IP…it’s a GA crime if they threatened to ‘Disseminate any information tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule….’” he tweeted.
(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… https://t.co/ChxqocuDgc
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 5, 2017
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Sen. Ted Cruz says CNN may have broken the law