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FILE – In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Chris Cuomo attends the Turner Networks 2018 Upfront in New York. Cuomo will start his own two-hour radio show next Monday at noon on SiriusXM. The company said Wednesday that Cuomo’s weekday show will air on its nonpartisan P.O.T.U.S. channel. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
“Let’s Get After It” indeed Fredo.
We always love to have fun with the fine folks over at CNN and the unique way that they report things and or spin the news during the day. In fact, I watch CNN more often than any other news channel being I enjoy picking through what they are doing. I find it relaxing.
The two partisan hacks that I love to follow the most are Chris “Fredo” Cuomo and Don Lemon. They both parade as journalists but are just progressive spinsters that are not particularly interested in the facts, just spin for their world view. When it came to which one would snap publicly though, I always thought it would be Don Lemon. I was wrong, and my apologies to the family of Fredo Cuomo.
In a HILARIOUS video posted late Monday night of our hero CNN anchor of Italian heritage, shows him losing his #$%^ over being called Fredo by some people who must be right-wing provocateurs. According to Fredo Cuomo’s hometown paper the New York Post…
A man sent cable news host Chris Cuomo into a flying rage when he called the anchor “Fredo” — an apparent insult referencing Fredo Corleone, the ineffective son of Vito Corleone in “The Godfather.”
“Punk ass bitches from the right call me ‘Fredo.’ My name is Chris Cuomo, I’m an anchor on CNN,” the newsman says in the video, which was shared on Twitter Monday evening.
“Fredo is from the ‘Godfather,’ he was a weak brother and the use of it to an Italian is disparaging,” he continues.
The 49-year-old anchor tells the man that the name “Fredo” is as offensive to Italian Americans as the n-word is to African Americans.
“Don’t f–ing insult me like that,” the Queens native fumes. “You call me ‘Fredo’ it’s like I call you punk b–ch, you like that?”
Fredo is taking this LETS GET AFTER IT slogan literally.
Now let’s ACTUALLY do something that Chris and Don seem incapable of doing on their shows…breaking something down logically.
Everyone has a bad day. Chris “Fredo” Cuomo maybe was tired from a long weekend running around with the family or possibly he had been told his show had been once again beaten by reruns on the Disney Channel. So I’m going to give him some slack for someone getting on his last nerve.
However, getting pissed off because someone called you Fredo!?!?! You are NOT serious. Also saying that this is comparable to using the “N” word for African Americans is laughable. I’m sure Don Lemon even choked back his latte after hearing that.
You are getting paid millions of dollars a year to spew B.S., your family is taken care of and you decide that being called “Fredo” is the absolute worst thing you could be called on a Sunday afternoon? Chris, you better check yourself before you wreck yourself. You should be more concerned about being called a hack journalist that has ridden his Dad’s coattails to a cushy job than being called the name of a fictional character.
Everyone knows that you never threaten to throw someone down the stairs, you just do it if you really think it is warranted. These talking heads on T.V. really need to do a better job of being threatening. I would have started to crack up had he said that to me all the while just watching him struggle to think of the next line to come up with. When you don’t have a teleprompter it is hard to go it alone with words. Fredo does not make a very intimidating T.V. tough guy just like he wasn’t in the movies.
I don’t want CNN to fire him but they should damn well suspend him. From the looks of the CNN statement, they won’t do anything via this garbage press release…
A CNN spokesperson told The Post: “Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.”
You do not threaten to bust someone up for being called Fredo Corleone. If you do, you should get suspended and move on. I get people having a bad day but you are representing a corporation and threatening to wipe out some dude for calling you a name. That is just silly.
In the meantime, if your brother the Governor of New York asks you to go for a boat ride fishing, you might want to skip out on that. We would not Fredo history repeating itself now would we?
YouTube Is Trying To Stop Fredo From Bringing Down Fredo By Deleting Cuomo’s Meltdown Video
I know it was you, Fredo.
The greatest thing flying around the internet right now is CNN host Chris Cuomo suddenly donning an Italian-American tough-guy accent and losing it all over this guy who called him “Fredo.”
For those of you who don’t know why that’s insulting, in Godfather 1 and 2, Fredo is the weak brother in the family that *spoilers* ultimately betrays the family. Calling someone “Fredo” is an insult as it’s essentially labeling someone as the weak link in the chain or the softest person on someone’s team.
Cuomo doth protest a little too much after being called Fredo, and it’s understandable. It rings a bit true in his case.
The video went viral as soon as it hit the internet thanks to this hilariousness of watching Cuomo awkwardly try to be a tough guy by threatening to throw the guy calling him “Fredo” down a flight of stairs.
But, like all things fun, YouTube decided the video went against its terms of service and banned the video from being seen on its platform. According to one Twitter user, YouTube did so because “Fredo” was deemed an “ethnic slur,” which it’s not. According to another, it promotes harassment and bullying. My question would be, who is bullying who?
The only bullying happening here is Cuomo attempting — and I use the word “attempting” here very literally — to intimidate the guy calling him “Fredo.” If Cuomo had just been called the name and shrugged it off, it would have been a non-story. Instead, Fredo took it very close to heart and adopted a tough guy act that the world saw through.
As it goes viral, YouTube comes in with the assist and takes down the video from its platform.
This is the same platform that features actual World Star street fights on its platforms. You don’t have to look far for a video of a feminist harassing pro-life people or see a video of Antifa doing its thing.
Making fun of Fredo Cuomo, though? Well, that’s too far.
It’s all a waste of effort, though. YouTube can’t keep track of all the mirrors and duplicates that will now populate the internet thanks to the Streisand effect that censorship causes. It also doesn’t own the myriad of platforms outside of its territory, where this video of Fredo is going viral, even as you read this.
The question is, who out there is trying to protect Fredo’s reputation with information suppression? Why, despite the millions of videos on its platforms that feature content far worse than this, do they suddenly get strict with their rules for Cuomo? Is CNN working with YouTube? Have they tried to get the video pulled elsewhere?
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Author: Frances Rice