CNN skewered for defending Cuomo over ‘ethnic slur’, damning network footage tells another story

grab from https://twitter.com/i/status/1161081413120090113
Screen capture … CNN’s Chris “Fredo” Cuomo 

CNN vice president and spokesman Matt Dornic tweeted that the network is completely behind their news anchor Chris Cuomo following the emergence of a video on social media that is trending and creating controversy as to whether a term that triggered him is indeed an ethnic slur, as Cuomo claimed.

In fact, the very term Cuomo took offense to was used multiple times on CNN recently without protest from Cuomo or anyone else on the network. But first …

Language advisory: Cuomo’s threatening rant below is full of profanity …

Cuomo got in the face of an unidentified person who he claimed called him “Fredo” and that was not “a cool f–king thing.”

The anchor clearly stated he knew he was confronting a conservative group of friends who Cuomo called “punk-ass b-tches from the right” and charged one of them with using an N-word equivalent for Italians–“Fredo.”

Many online are disputing the validity of the offensive nature of “Fredo,” which for many has been a nickname for “Alfredo” but in the movie “The Godfather,” apparently became a term associated with a weak person.

The man who Cuomo verbally attacked protested that he thought Cuomo’s name was Fredo before the anchor launched into a full-fledged tirade, threatening to “throw [him] down these steps.”

“No, punk-ass b-tches from the right call me Fredo,” Cuomo said as the video begins. “My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from ‘The Godfather.’ He was their weak brother, and they used it as an Italian aspersion.”

“Any of you Italian?” Cuomo asked, and apparently someone acknowledged that they were.

“It’s a fu–ing insult to your people,” he said. “It’s an insult to your f–king people. It’s like the N-word for us. Is that a cool fu–ing thing?”

The man tried to cool Cuomo down, telling him that he does not have a problem.

“You’re going to have a fu–ing problem. I’ll fu–ing ruin your shit. I’ll f–king throw you down these stairs like a fu–ing punk,” Cuomo said.

Suddenly, Cuomo seemed to go into full ‘roid-rage mode, trying to provoke a physical encounter.

“Take a swing,” he challenged. “No, no, come on, boy. Come on, boy. You want to call me sh-t, call me sh-t then. I’m right fu–ing here. I’ll fu–ing wreck your sh-t. I’ll fu–ing wreck your sh-t. You didn’t know what you were doing when you called me Fredo? You know now!”

**Harsh language ahead**


Video by Washington Examiner

 

As for CNN’s standing in the matter, Devin Nunes was called “Fredo” in March on CNN. In February, CNN’s David Gregory called Donald Trump Jr. “Fredo,” as did the network’s Ana Navarro in January, with Cuomo moderating that panel discussion without even raising an eyebrow to her characterization.

And then there’s Chris Matthews on MSNBC as well …

Joe Scarborough too:

We could go on and on:

 

 

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