August 13, 2019

USA: CNN's Cuomo Threatens to Throw Trump Supporter Down Flight of Stairs Because He Called Him, 'Fredo'. Cuomo Said That Name Was An Ethnic Slur For Italians On Par With The "N-word". 🙄

MRC Newsbusters
written by Nicholas Fondacaro
Monday August 12, 2019

WARNING: This post contains VERY strong, explicit language.

In a YouTube video released on Monday by “independent media journalist” with the title “That’s the Point with Brandon,” CNN's Prime Time host Chris Cuomo can be seen threatening to throw a reported “Trump supporter” down some stairs. The incident appeared to be designed to get a rise out of Cuomo, but the CNN host completely blew up at a minor slight.

All told, Cuomo used the “F-word” roughly 25 times.

Before the video started rolling, the unidentified man apparently called Cuomo by the name “Fredo.” The name was a stinging nickname stemming from the disgraced Fredo Corleone character in The Godfather film. Over the years, it's been a favorite jab at him from people on the right. But according to Cuomo, it was an ethnic slur on par with the “N-word”.

As a second-generation Italian-American, this author has never heard “Fredo” used as an ethnic slur, let alone it being on the same level as the “N-word”. It's normally an insult meaning the person was the black sheep of the family, or the lesser in a family. In fact, since it’s short for “Alfredo,” it would be really strange for someone to name children an ethnic slur. That’s not to mention that people without Italian heritage name their kids Alfredo.

“But if you want to play then we’ll fucking play,” Cuomo angrily spat as things began to spiral. “Yeah, but you’re going to have a big fucking problem.”

Things then seemed like they were headed for a brawl with Cuomo threatened the guy with throwing him down the stairs (click “expand”):

“Take a swing. No, no. Come on boy. You want to call me shit, call me shit then. I’m right fucking here,” Cuomo continued to taunt. “I’ll fucking wreck your shit. I’ll fucking wreck your shit.” Seconds later, the argument was broken up.

The video went viral moments after it hit Twitter. Responding to a snarky tweet from Donald Trump Jr., CNN spokesperson Matt Dornic declared that the network completely supported Cuomo. “Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him,” he wrote.

In a follow-up tweet, Dornic took a swipe at Trump Jr.’s younger brother, tweeting: “Speaking of dumb brothers.... cc: @EricTrump”. Effectively demonstrating what kind of people CNN hire.

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig got in on the action and threw his support behind the raging Cuomo. “Somebody threw an ethnic slur at @ChrisCuomo. I defend every damn word he says here,” he tweeted. Again, Fredo was not an ethnic slur.

Speaking of Trump Jr., Cuomo had zero problems with CNN commentator and former Republican Ana Navarro referring to the President’s son as “Fredo” back in January. In fact, the Twitter account for his show promoted it.

And, for the record, Cuomo Prime Time is on hiatus this week with Cuomo on vacation, so there wasn't a chance for Cuomo to chime in.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read. Again, there is very strong language used, so caution:
Sharing tweets below to show you how the Left twists this news to blame President Trump.
Sharing these tweets below because the Left are comparing a guy calling Chris Cuomo "Fredo" to Tucker Carlson being gang stalked and harassed at a restaurant and later the Resistance went to Tucker Carlson's home.

Antifa outside Tucker Carlson's house: 'we know where you sleep'.

Daily Mail published on Dec 17, 2018: About 20 activists from far-left group Smash Racism DC gathered outside the Fox News host's house on Wednesday night where they knocked on his door before chanting slogans. They included 'we will fight, we know where you sleep at night', 'racism scumbag, leave town', and 'no border, no wall, no USA at all'. The Metropolitan Police Department of F.C. cops received the call around 6.30 and responded 'within a few minutes'. The group dispersed after police arrived and no arrests were made. The protesters come from the same group as the one which targeted Ted Cruz and wife Heidi, hounding them out of Italian restaurant Fiola as they ate dinner back in September. An affiliated Twitter account Shut It Down DC tweeted out the addresses of Carlson, his brother Buckley, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, and Neil Patel on Wednesday evening following the protest. Twitter later removed those posts.

Fox News issues statement after Antifa mob targets Tucker's home
UPDATE 8/13/19 at 5:48pm: I added tweets below.
UPDATE 8/13/19 at 10:01pm: Added tweets below.
UPDATE 8/16/19 at 2:18pm: Added tweets below.

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