If you don’t like the headline you have that right not too but we are now operating under “New Rules” of media and it fits perfectly.
As I wrote here earlier about Fredo Cuomo getting emotional about being called “Fredo” and thinking it was a slur equal to being called that “N” Word Chris Coumo Loses It After Being Called “Fredo” And Says It’s Like Using The “N” Word it was an unusual stance to take for a seasoned non journalist at CNN. Maybe he was having a bad day.
Even after Fredo issued an apology, I find the fact that CNN is not even saying they are looking into this matter, disturbing.
Here is Fredo’s apology from the New York Post…
“Appreciate all the support but – truth is I should be better than the guys baiting me,” tweeted Cuomo, whose brother is New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and father was the late three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo.
“This happens all the time these days. Often in front of my family,” he wrote. “But there is a lesson: no need to add to the ugliness; I should be better than what I oppose.”
Appreciate all the support but – truth is I should be better than the guys baiting me. This happens all the time these days. Often in front of my family. But there is a lesson: no need to add to the ugliness; I should be better than what I oppose.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) August 13, 2019
Fair enough. He had a bad day and made a ridiculous claim that Tony Soprano and the boys at the Bada Bing would have fun with mocking. Hell, the rest of the world right now is having fun mocking it.
Yet CNN has only issued this weak-kneed response.
CNN stood by its anchor, with a spokesperson telling 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.”
In case Zuck and the kids over at CNN have forgotten what their Godfather wanna be host said to another human being let me refresh you.
“I’ll f–king throw you down these stairs like a f–king punk. … You’re gonna call me Fredo, take a f–king swing,” railed Cuomo in the clip, purportedly filed Sunday on Shelter Island. “I’ll f–king wreck your s–t.”
So CNN is essentially giving the threats of violence from it’s host to another human being who is not threatening him an “atta boy” Fredo. Being verbally attacked by being called “Fredo” can be returned with…
I’ll f–king throw you down these stairs like a f–king punk.
So just in case you forgot new media rules if you are not condemning the action you are condoning it right?
Are you guys really that desperate for ratings?
CNN pretends on a daily basis to be above the rest of cable news in its search for getting to the bottom of a story. If this had been Sean Hannity that went bat#$% crazy you know Fox News would have already begun looking into what happened.
I don’t want Chris ” Dont Call Me Fredo” Cuomo fired but he should be put on ice for a while so that other CNN anchors like Jake ” The Hammer” Tapper and Wolf “Wolfey” Blitzer don’t get any ideas while out in public. Like I mentioned above, everyone has a bad day. No one should be threatening violence over being called FREDO from a damn movie.
Get over yourself, Cuomo.
If CNN does not do the right thing and denounce this episode by Cuomo than they are truly dead as a news organization. Those are the new rules in media and if you don’t like it why don’t you go get your shoe shine box.
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