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Chris Cuomo: ‘I’ll F–king Throw You Down These Stairs Like a F–king Punk’

Posted on | August 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Chris Cuomo: ‘I’ll F–king Throw You Down These Stairs Like a F–king Punk’

Gosh, he’s so sensitive:

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 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 f–king problem.” . . .

MAN 1: I don’t have a problem with you man.
CUOMO: You’re going to have a f–king problem.
MAN 1: What? What are you going to do about it?
CUOMO: I’ll f–ing ruin your s–t. I’ll f–king throw you down these stairs like a f–king punk.
MAN 1: Please do.
CUOMO: Why, so you can f–king sue?
MAN 1: You don’t want to do that. You don’t want to do that.
CUOMO: So you can f–king sue?
MAN 1: But why don’t you do that then?
CUOMO: Then take a f–king swing. You want to call me Fredo then take a f–king swing.

The reason “Fredo” annoys Chris Cuomo so much is that, just as the Mafia exercised corrupt power in The Godfather, the Democrat Party exercises corrupt power in New York and, while his brother Andrew succeeded his father Mario Cuomo as capo di tutti capi of the political racket in New York, Chris’s only consolation is a show on an obscure cable network with lower ratings than Spongebob Squarepants. So he’s very much like Fredo Corleone, sent to Vegas to work with Moe Green while Mike took care of the family’s main business.

A CNN spokesman said: “Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.” And, yeah, if somebody had deliberately insulted me this way — called me “Jed Clampett,” for example, or made a joke about Deliverance — I might have been angry. But I wouldn’t have used the f-word 25 times, nor would I have done that kind of macho trip, threatening to throw a “f–king punk” down the stairs.

You have to learn to shrug off these things, especially if you’re someone in the public eye. To be involved in controversy — and the news business nowadays is very controversial — means that you have enemies, whether you want it that way or not. There are people who have tried to harm me and my family because of politics and I’ve never done anything more than was necessary to self-defense. No need to threaten people.



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