Situations like this, show why, even if you're anonymous, it's important to try and be as civil as possible. You never know what will happen.
Worse things have likely been said and done about CNN, FOX, MSNBC, and so many other companies on the internet. The only reason CNN seems to be freaking out is because it involves Twitter and the President and I don't fucking know. Seriously. Have you guys seen the internet? Holy shit, some places on it are goon central.
This is blackmail on CNN's part.