If you didn’t know already, CNN’s Chris Cuomo is smart! He can handle things! And you know what? He wants respect! He’s not like what everybody says — dumb. The irony was apparently lost on the left-leaning cable news host when he exploded into a vulgarity-laced tirade against a couple of hecklers who called him “Fredo,” a character from The Godfather, at an event in New York.
Truth Telling and Medicine Don’t Mix
During his confrontation with the two men, Cuomo unleashed some pent-up aggression against his meme-making, fake news-chanting critics.
In a video widely shared on social media, the Antifa apologist is seen getting into a heated exchange with two unknown men who referred to him as Fredo.
When one of the hecklers said that he thought that was his name, Cuomo responded that only “punk-a***b****es from the right call me Fredo,” adding, “my name is Chris Cuomo, I’m an anchor on CNN.”
Cuomo explained that using Fredo is “an Italian aspersion” and “it’s like the N-word for us.”
But that was not all. He appeared to be auditioning for the next Martin Scorsese gangster picture when he warned the pair that “you’re going to have a big f***ing problem,” “I’ll f***ing ruin your shit,” “I’ll f***ing throw you down these stairs like a f***ing punk,” and “I’ll f***ing wreck your s***.”
The incident was first reported by Brandon from THAT’S THE POINT.
Never Hate Your Enemies
Matt Dornic, a top public relations official at CNN, revealed that “we completely support” because Cuomo “defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup.”
Speaking of orchestrated…
How come Cuomo did not start shouting the f-word a dozen or so times when in a CNN appearance Ana Navarro used the same term to describe Donald Trump Jr.? It’s also unclear if Cuomo went into a rage over George Takei using Fredo in a derogatory tweet about Trump Jr.
Selective outrage, indeed!
Does CNN’s head of PR still think “Fredo” is an ethnic slur after watching this? Because if it’s the N word for Italians like @ChrisCuomo says, I don’t understand why Chris seems so at ease with someone saying it here. An excuse just as fake as his news. #FredoCuomo https://t.co/8G8yuY80CK pic.twitter.com/1gwVyDVCob
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 13, 2019
President Donald Trump, meanwhile, briefly tweeted about the viral video, noting: “I thought Chris was Fredo also. The truth hurts. Totally lost it! Low ratings @CNN.”
It makes you think that the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and the son of the late New York Gov. Mario Cuomo (D-NY) wanted to achieve one of three things: attain victimhood status, become a hero, or get a role in a public service announcement directed by a leftist about the dangers of toxic masculinity.
That said, it is beginning to look like personalities at the Counterfeit News Network are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore. Reporter Jim Acosta repeatedly directed tired mom jokes at YouTuber Mark Dice. Host Don Lemon repeatedly calls President Trump a bigot and a racist. Employees are even getting frustrated with each other: news anchor Wolf Blitzer publicly scolded political analyst Gloria Borger live on air about sources, and former staffers sued CNN over alleged racism.
A Hollywood Remake
So, who is this Fredo anyway? Portrayed by the great John Cazale in The Godfather films, Fredo Corleone was one of the most underrated characters in the entire movie franchise. Less intelligent and weaker than his brothers (played by Al Pacino and James Caan), Fredo feels inadequate and perturbed by his inability to act effectively on his own behalf and assist the family business in serious ways. In the sequel, Fredo breaks into a memorable dialogue about being smart.
If Hollywood were ever to commit the sin of remaking The Godfather, then it should be produced by none other than Harvey Weinstein and directed by neo-McCarthyist Rob Reiner. The cast would look like this: Chris Cuomo as Fredo, Andrew Cuomo as Michael, Lemon as Sonny, Blitzer as Vito, and Jake Tapper as Tom Hagen. Perhaps a score by Taylor Swift and a cameo from Hillary Clinton. Jim Acosta would not be allowed anywhere near the set.
This would be a movie ticket offer you can’t refuse.