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Hello,

Somebody put/ made a comment in CNN, that we have lots of X and Y, we can do this and do that. I asked the writer, who is ''we''? I meant what did the writer mean by we?

1) Is Who is we wrong?
2) Is put a comment proper?

Thank you in advance.
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Hi,

Somebody put/ made a comment in CNN, that we have lots of X and Y, we can do this and do that. I asked the writer, who is ''we''? I meant what did the writer mean by we?

1) Is Who is we wrong? Yes. Say either
I asked the writer, "Who is 'we' ?"
or
I asked the writer who 'we' was.
2) Is put a comment proper? No. Make a comment.

On CNN

Your last sentence is also wrong. Would you like to try to correct it based on my comments above?

Clive
Thank you Mr. Clive. Emotion: smile

Somebody made a comment on CNN, saying that We have...... I asked the writer, who we was.
What I meant was to know why the writer used the plural. What did he mean by using 'we''? Now, does my sentence sound proper?

If we should use the preposition of on CNN, then on BBC, on Fox news should be correct as well.
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Hi,
quaereeverumSomebody made a comment on CNN, saying that We have...... I asked the writer, who we was.
This is my opinion.
In media publication, " we" is often used as a collective entity, even though it is the writer who wrote the commentary. In the work place, "we" is also used in memos and emails, suggestive of a collective decision made by the company; i.e. A layoff announcement sent by a manager.
Hi,

'We' could mean eg 'We who work at CNN', or it could mean eg 'We, the American people'. The context usually makes the meaning fairly clear.

on a channel, eg on CNN, on Fox News'.

But BBC is not the name of a channel. It is the name of a broadcasting organization, so you'd say 'at the BBC'.
Here in Canada, the channel name is BBC Canada, so I say 'on BBC Canada' when I speak of the channel.

Clive
quaereeverumSomebody put/ made a comment in CNN
So you were watching TV then?
quaereeverumI asked the writer, who is we?
How were you able to find out the identity of the writer? And after you found that out, I assume you asked him through an email. Is that right?
quaereeverumwho is we?
Who is "we"? is perfectly fine.
Who is we? is perfectly fine.

CJ
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No, I read comments of people about the arrest of 3 Iranian terrorists in Thailand . You can read CNN on-line. The writer wrote in a threatening manner that we are a lot and we have...we can do everything. I just wrote , Who is we? Due mean a bunch of rapists . But when you are on-line you don't have enough time to think about grammar. No, I could find the identity of sender, I can say , they are truly a nightmare.
<<You can read CNN on-line.>>
OK. I didn't realize that that was what you were talking about.
CJ