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President Trump weighed in on the controversy on Tuesday morning, taking digs at both Cuomo and CNN.

“I thought Chris was Fredo also,” the president tweeted to his 63 million followers. “The truth hurts. Totally lost it! Low ratings @CNN”

 

 

In an obviously orchestrated set up, a right-winger called Cuomo "Fredo". He gave Cuomo no choice but to defend himself from this verbal assault. Good for him.

 

 

CNN’s Chris Cuomo threatened to throw a man down stairs for calling him ‘Fredo,’ comparing it to the n-word

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cnns-chris-cuomo-threatened-to-throw-a-man-down-stairs-for-calling-him-fredo-comparing-it-to-the-n-word/ar-AAFJe28?ocid=spartanntp

(Full article at above link)

 

 

A profanity-laced video surfaced Monday night showing CNN anchor Chris Cuomo threatening to throw a man down the stairs for calling him “Fredo,” referring to the fictional character Fredo Corleone from “The Godfather” films.

But the core of the backlash centered on one claim from Cuomo: that calling an Italian person “Fredo” was comparable to using the n-word — an assertion that had many Italian Americans scratching their heads and other critics calling Cuomo out of bounds.

“Are any of you Italian?” Cuomo asked the group of men involved in the confrontation. “It’s an insult to your people. ... It’s like the n-word for us.”

On Monday night, CNN also said it stood by the host.

“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup,” CNN spokesman Matt Dornic said in a statement on Twitter. “We completely support him.”

The video, which blew up after being published on a right-wing YouTube channel called “THAT’S THE POINT with Brandon,” captures Cuomo growing agitated and ultimately threatening violence after an unidentified man approaches him and apparently calls him “Fredo.” The host of the channel, Brandon Recor, told The Washington Post that the video was captured at a bar in Shelter Island, N.Y., on Sunday and sent to him by the man in the confrontation, who went up to Cuomo to ask for a picture.

The confrontation appeared to escalate after the man refused to back off from his “Fredo” comment, insisting he didn’t mean to insult Cuomo. The man tells Cuomo mockingly, just after the CNN host compared “Fredo” to the n-word, “You’re a much more reasonable man in person than you seem to be on television.” Cuomo then warns that the two will have “a problem.”

“What are you gonna do about it?” the man asks.

“I’ll f---ing ruin your s---,” Cuomo tells him. “I’ll f---ing throw you down these stairs.”

The man says that Cuomo probably “doesn’t want to do that,” but Cuomo continues by saying, “Take a swing at me. Call me Fredo.”

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, drvoke said:

 

Image result for CNN’s Chris Cuomo threatened to throw a man down stairs for calling him ‘Fredo,’ comparing it to the n-word

 

 

Cuomo had every right to defend himself from this verbal assault. Good for him.

 

 

CNN’s Chris Cuomo threatened to throw a man down stairs for calling him ‘Fredo,’ comparing it to the n-word

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cnns-chris-cuomo-threatened-to-throw-a-man-down-stairs-for-calling-him-fredo-comparing-it-to-the-n-word/ar-AAFJe28?ocid=spartanntp

(Full article at above link)

 

A profanity-laced video surfaced Monday night showing CNN anchor Chris Cuomo threatening to throw a man down the stairs for calling him “Fredo,” referring to the fictional character Fredo Corleone from “The Godfather” films.

But the core of the backlash centered on one claim from Cuomo: that calling an Italian person “Fredo” was comparable to using the n-word — an assertion that had many Italian Americans scratching their heads and other critics calling Cuomo out of bounds.

“Are any of you Italian?” Cuomo asked the group of men involved in the confrontation. “It’s an insult to your people. ... It’s like the n-word for us.”

On Monday night, CNN also said it stood by the host.

“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup,” CNN spokesman Matt Dornic said in a statement on Twitter. “We completely support him.”

President Trump weighed in on the controversy on Tuesday morning, taking digs at both Cuomo and CNN.

“I thought Chris was Fredo also,” the president tweeted to his 63 million followers. “The truth hurts. Totally lost it! Low ratings @CNN”

The video, which blew up after being published on a right-wing YouTube channel called “THAT’S THE POINT with Brandon,” captures Cuomo growing agitated and ultimately threatening violence after an unidentified man approaches him and apparently calls him “Fredo.” The host of the channel, Brandon Recor, told The Washington Post that the video was captured at a bar in Shelter Island, N.Y., on Sunday and sent to him by the man in the confrontation, who went up to Cuomo to ask for a picture.

The confrontation appeared to escalate after the man refused to back off from his “Fredo” comment, insisting he didn’t mean to insult Cuomo. The man tells Cuomo mockingly, just after the CNN host compared “Fredo” to the n-word, “You’re a much more reasonable man in person than you seem to be on television.” Cuomo then warns that the two will have “a problem.”

“What are you gonna do about it?” the man asks.

“I’ll f---ing ruin your s---,” Cuomo tells him. “I’ll f---ing throw you down these stairs.”

The man says that Cuomo probably “doesn’t want to do that,” but Cuomo continues by saying, “Take a swing at me. Call me Fredo.”

 

 

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"Cuomo had every right to defend himself from this verbal assault."

 

Sure he did...but threatening violence showed a lack of an intellectual response.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, personreal said:

"Cuomo had every right to defend himself from this verbal assault."

 

Sure he did...but threatening violence showed a lack of an intellectual response.

 

 

 

He should have let his fists fly.

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2 minutes ago, personreal said:

"Cuomo had every right to defend himself from this verbal assault."

 

Sure he did...but threatening violence showed a lack of an intellectual response.

 

 

A "lack of intellectual response" is to be expected from such an idiot.

 

"Fredo" is the "n word" for Italians? LOL! I thought Cuomo was an American.

 

I have seen the Godfather movie many times and never picked up on that supposed connotation. Trump Jr. had it right saying that it refers to the "dumb brother".

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2 minutes ago, drvoke said:

 

He should have let his fists fly.

Wouldn't have helped the situation.

 

Using yer suggestion, Trump should kick the shiit out of the whole dem party.  LOL

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2 minutes ago, superds77 said:

A "lack of intellectual response" is to be expected from such an idiot.

 

"Fredo" is the "n word" for Italians? LOL! I thought Cuomo was an American.

 

I have seen the Godfather movie many times and never picked up on that supposed connotation. Trump Jr. had it right saying that it refers to the "dumb brother".

That would make CNN just as guilty as the guy who called him Fredo.  ✔️

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2 minutes ago, superds77 said:

A "lack of intellectual response" is to be expected from such an idiot.

 

"Fredo" is the "n word" for Italians? LOL! I thought Cuomo was an American.

 

I have seen the Godfather movie many times and never picked up on that supposed connotation. Trump Jr. had it right saying that it refers to the "dumb brother".

 

 

As an Italian American I can assure you that it can mean both. I have never been called 'Fredo' but I have been called 'Tony Baloney'. It hurt me deeply. I wept. But that was more than 6 years ago. I put it behind me, but the scar remains.

 

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Just now, drvoke said:

As an Italian American I can assure you that it can mean both. I have never been called 'Fredo' but I have been called 'Tony Baloney'. It hurt me deeply. I wept. But that was more than 6 years ago. I put it behind me, but the scar remains.

That was definitely rude but crying about it and the scar remaining? Come on...

 

 

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Just now, superds77 said:

That was definitely rude but crying about it and the scar remaining? Come on...

 

 

 

LOL. I'm very sensitive. If you don't like it, go f*ck yourself.

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6 minutes ago, drvoke said:

 

LOL. I'm very sensitive. If you don't like it, go f*ck yourself.

 

Yes, I can see the "sensitivity" in your posts! LOL!

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I have to admit, Carpe Donktum is pretty darn good.

 

 

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19 hours ago, drvoke said:

but I have been called 'Tony Baloney'. It hurt me deeply. I wept. But that was more than 6 years ago. I put it behind me, but the scar remains.

 

 

 

OMG...  what is wrong with you?   

 

Liberalism is really a mental disorder.  

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19 hours ago, drvoke said:

 

LOL. I'm very sensitive. If you don't like it, go f*ck yourself.

 

 

Wow.   This explains A LOT

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19 hours ago, drvoke said:

CNN stands by Cuomo after he threatened violence

 

In the meantime it was either 136 or 142 Negros that were shot in Chicago.

 

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Typical GOP garbage politics then again so is this:

 

This is the GOP:
Bill Moyers on the Secretive Corporate-Legislative Body Writing Our Laws 

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27/the_united_states_of_alec_bill

Sweeping changes are necessary to stop:

 

--- War On Good Wages aka Right To Work Legislation 

--- War against AFFORDABLE Medical Insurance and Single Payer 

--- War On Medicare 

--- War On Medicaid 

--- War on public education and Higher Education 

--- War On Social Security Insurance 

http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2005/0505orr.html

https://socialsecurityworks.org/faq/

--- War on the economy through Supply Side Wreckanomics 

--- War against women

--- War on the VA and Veterans Benefits 

--- War on Voters Rights = VOTER SUPPRESSION 

--- War on strict gun regulations 

--- War On National Monuments/Parks 

--- War on the press 

--- War on the USA Postal Service 

--- War On Environmental Cleanliness 

--- War On USA Jobs through Free Trade Agreements and Leveraged Buyout Scams 

--- War for Oil Control Worldwide 

--- War on truth about global warming/climate change 
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2010/03/30/174616/koch-denial-machine/

 

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12 minutes ago, EltonJohnson said:

 

 

Wow.   This explains A LOT

 

It most certainly does.

 

Scott Adams says 30% of people don't have a sense of humor.

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9 minutes ago, merrill said:

Typical GOP garbage politics then again so is this:

 

This is the GOP:
Bill Moyers on the Secretive Corporate-Legislative Body Writing Our Laws 

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27/the_united_states_of_alec_bill

Sweeping changes are necessary to stop:

 

--- War On Good Wages aka Right To Work Legislation 

--- War against AFFORDABLE Medical Insurance and Single Payer 

--- War On Medicare 

--- War On Medicaid 

--- War on public education and Higher Education 

--- War On Social Security Insurance 

http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2005/0505orr.html

https://socialsecurityworks.org/faq/

--- War on the economy through Supply Side Wreckanomics 

--- War against women

--- War on the VA and Veterans Benefits 

--- War on Voters Rights = VOTER SUPPRESSION 

--- War on strict gun regulations 

--- War On National Monuments/Parks 

--- War on the press 

--- War on the USA Postal Service 

--- War On Environmental Cleanliness 

--- War On USA Jobs through Free Trade Agreements and Leveraged Buyout Scams 

--- War for Oil Control Worldwide 

--- War on truth about global warming/climate change 
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2010/03/30/174616/koch-denial-machine/

 

🤣More ridiculous sources. No wonder you are so stupid. 

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Where is investigative journalism with substance?

 

InterFaith Radio     http://www.interfaithradio.org

 

SCIENCE FRIDAY -   http://sciencefriday.com/

 

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Physicians for a National Health Program

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ALTERNET -  HYPERLINK  http://www.alternet.org/

 

DOLLARS AND SENSE -   http://www.dollarsandsense.org

 

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HUFFINGTON POST - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

 

ANTI WAR - http://antiwar.com/ = MULTIPLE WORLDWIDE NEWS SOURCES

 

CORP WATCH -  http://www.corpwatch.org/

- WORLDWIDE COVERAGE

 

FRONTLINE - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/view/

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17 minutes ago, drvoke said:

 

It most certainly does.

 

Scott Adams says 30% of people don't have a sense of humor.

 

 

 

Oh, so you were joking?

 

LOL.  

 

The sad part is your posting history backed it up as plausible 

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8 minutes ago, EltonJohnson said:

 

 

 

Oh, so you were joking?

 

LOL.  

 

The sad part is your posting history backed it up as plausible 

 

There is a bit of truth in that post. A friend and co-worker (he was black) and I were talking about race and he called me Tony Baloney. I laughed my ass off. I had never heard it before. But it references the facts that a common Italian name is Anthony and many last names end in a vowel sound. Hilarious. Also this happened when I was in my early twenties. I thought it would be funnier if I made it more recent.

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37 minutes ago, drvoke said:

d he called me Tony Baloney. I laughed my ass off. I had never heard it before.

 

 

You must have lived a sheltered  life.

 

38 minutes ago, drvoke said:

it references the facts that a common Italian name is Anthony and many last names end in a vowel sound.

 

 

you don't  say?  I have never   made this connection.   fascinating.      Could you  rhyme  the name  Anthony  with  say ,  macaroni or ravioli?

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