Screengrab from https://twitter.com/ChrisCuomo/status/1029186775556608000
I’ve never been a fan of the idea that you should find your political opponents in public and make a display of confronting them. I always found the action more on the sinister side than anything brave or righteous.
But there’s very little brave or righteous about mainstream leftist politics. The trend of finding a right-leaning figure in public and essentially chasing them out of the area was encouraged by actual Democratic politicians like Rep. Maxine Waters and Sen. Cory Booker. As a result, you had various incidents where an activist or politician was cornered by crazed left-leaning protesters who think they’re doing the dark lord’s work by being complete tools.
Regardless, people like Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens of TPUSA were chased out of a restaurant. Kirk even had a bottle of liquid poured on him. Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife Heidi were chased out of a restaurant as well. In fact, Cruz seems to be a favorite target of the left for public confrontation, as he was very recently surrounded by protesters at LAX.
Yet, hilariously, the left seems to be aghast that CNN’s Chris Cuomo was confronted in public.
In a now-viral video, a man is seen calling Cuomo “Fredo.” Cuomo doesn’t take kindly to this, dons his best Italian-American tough-guy accent, and proceeds to threaten the man with violence.
It’s pretty funny.
A man in NY yesterday approached CNN's Chris Cuomo and called him "Fredo"
Cuomo: "You're going to have a problem"
Man: "What are you going to do about it?"
Cuomo: "I'll fuckin ruin your shit. I'll fucking throw you down these stairs"
Credit: "THAT'S THE POINT with Brandon" pic.twitter.com/4iWwzaSQpF
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 13, 2019
As I wrote earlier, YouTube is already trying to ban the video by claiming it qualifies as harassment. You can still see the video of Cruz being confronted in the restaurant, however, and from major media publications no less.
BTW, as @YouTube takes down the video of Fredo losing it by claiming the footage qualifies as "harassment and bullying," here's a bunch of videos featuring protesters confronting @TedCruz and his wife at a restaurant. https://t.co/f228LmrCuP
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) August 13, 2019
The outrage continued with CNN spokesman and VP Matt Dornic, who claimed Cuomo was defending himself from an ethnic slur.
Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.
— Matt Dornic (@mdornic) August 13, 2019
Let’s pause here for a moment and make something incredibly clear. “Fredo” is not an ethnic slur. It’s a character insult, and the left knows it, but everything is racist.
Others also voiced their outrage that Cuomo was publicly confronted.
When that punk said "I thought that was your name" I would have punched him right then. Did a great job of standing up without beating him to the ground. Good job, Cuomo. By the way, he is a private citizen when he is not on the air.
— OTAG (@OtagOnline) August 13, 2019
Chris Cuomo is a good man….he was with his family….people let him enjoy is private time when he is with his family…
— Roger MacNeill (@croggo) August 13, 2019
I don't think that Fredo is a racial slur. However insulting @ChrisCuomo at a private function, while he is with his family is grounds for a beating. I personally would have liked to see Cuomo, who acted more like Sonny than Fredo, kick the shit out of that Punk Ass Bitch#Fredo
— davide7ike (@Davide7Ike) August 13, 2019
Once again, I want to make it clear that public people minding their own in public shouldn’t be harassed, and I’m not particularly applauding the guy who instigated Fredo’s meltdown, but Fredo did choose to have a meltdown instead of shrugging it off and walking away as Cruz does, and that’s the entire reason this is now a story.
But what should be understood here is that Cuomo is one of the people who encouraged confrontation. In fact, Cuomo has defended Antifa twice, and that group is famous for its intimidation tactics, including an incident where Antifa went to the home of Fox News’s Tucker Carlson and attempting to gain entry while making threats as Carlson’s wife and children hid in the pantry.
I think public figures should be left alone when not on the job, especially when they’re with their families.
That said, if Cuomo and the left think this is wrong, then they should think it’s wrong across the board. If you live by the sword, you get harassed by the sword.