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CNN host Chris Cuomo threatens to throw man down the stairs for calling him "Fredo"

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    CNN host Chris Cuomo threatens to throw man down the stairs for calling him "Fredo"


    By Christopher Brito
    August 13, 2019 / 11:05 AM / CBS News
    Chris Cuomo threatened to "ruin" a heckler and throw him down the stairs during a heated exchange after the man insulted the CNN anchor. A profanity-filled video captures Cuomo arguing with the individual before both men were separated.

    In the footage, the "Cuomo Prime Time" host, who is of Italian heritage, confronts the unidentified person after the man called him "Fredo." The term comes from "The Godfather," where it's the nickname of Frederico Corleone, the least successful sibling in the mafia family. Cuomo, whose brother is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, equated the reference to the N-word for black people.

    "Only punk **s bitches from the right call me Fredo," Cuomo said. "Fredo is from 'The Godfather.' He was a weak brother. And they use it as an Italian aspersion. Any of you Italian? It's a f***ing insult to the people. ... It's like the N-word for us."

    The man claimed he didn't know who Cuomo was and thought Fredo was his name, but the newsman called him out for not owning up to it. "Don't f***ing insult me like that!" Cuomo said. "You know my name's not f***ing Fredo."

    The argument escalates as the man retorts, "What are you going to do about it?" and tries to bait Cuomo to hit him.

    "I'll f***ing ruin your sh*t," Cuomo said. "I'll f***ing throw you down these stairs like a f***ing punk. ... Take a swing, c'mon boy." As the man argues back and others crowd around them, Cuomo continues, "You want to call me sh*t, call me sh*t then. I'm f***ing right here. I'll f***ing wreck your sh*t. You didn't know what you were doing when you called me Fredo?"

    At the conclusion of the video, as another man tells them to break it up, the heckler said, "Look at all these cameras. You're in for it. You're for it."

    "In for what?" Cuomo replied. "You called me 'Fredo.'"

    The video originally appeared on the YouTube channel "That's The Point with Brandon," which described it as "footage sent in by a fan" and called the man a photo-seeker and listener of Rush Limbaugh.

    Warning: The video below contains profanity and language not suitable for all readers.



    CNN spokesperson Matt Dornic issued a statement in support of Cuomo. "Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him."

    Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity, whose "Hannity" show airs at the same time as Cuomo, backed his CNN rival.

    "I say good for ," Hannity . "He's out with his 9 year old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jackass in front of his family. Imho Chris Cuomo has zero to apologize for. He deserves the apology."

    President Trump also chimed in to take a jab at Cuomo and CNN . "I thought Chris was Fredo also. The truth hurts. Totally lost it! Low ratings CNN," the president tweeted.

    "Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant?" he . "Filthy language and a total loss of control. He shouldn't be allowed to have any weapon. He's nuts!"

     
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    The guy was being a dick to Chris to have it go viral
     
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    Viral culture is part of whats wrong with the discourse.
     
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    As I read the story I was wondering about what Trump's response would be considering Hannitty is backing Cuomo in this.
    I feel like his response is just a parody of himself at this point.
     
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    Fredo's kids were the most successful of Sonny's, Michael's, and Connie's though.
     
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    This happened on John Cazales birthday which is just bizarre

    Also didnt he get spat on in the face? I am pretty anti violence but if someone gets spit on the face and they decide to throw hands those are the consequences of your actions
     
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    Cnns ratings are indeed the lowest lmao, and the behavior of their staff is further evidence that they are having a general breakdown.

    I remember when cnn was actually reputable, and fox was fringe, now the tables have actually turned.
     
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    Btw John cazale played fredo in the godfather if nobody knew
     
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    Starred in 5 films before his early death.
    Was nominated for or won an Oscar in each one.
    Dated Meryl Streep.
     
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    Fox is still fringe lol
     
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    Top kek m8.
     
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    Fox has become far more mainstream and reliable. :del
     
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    I like Cuomo doing this, it feels genuine, a little more flair cause of the cams, but genuine.


    And trump kinda has too attack him.



    I'm not lying there is like 3 jeh Johnsons, Elijah Cummings, and the other 5 identities he has.
     
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    They only make money to fund the American shows from overseas, and the you have them getting federal dollars to run propaganda per Obama era policy... Against America and duly elected presidents.
     
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    More mainstream, possibly.
    But not more reliable. If you go to any of the objective fact-check sites, they'll all (from what I've seen) conclude that FOX distorts and misrepresents the news more than CNN.

    That said, I think this is disappointing behavior for a public figure, particularly in the presence of his child.
    Maybe not worth losing his show over, but I wouldn't ever praise him for this kind of behavior.
     
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    If you're an idiot I guess.
     
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    Have been saying for a while that Fox News is the new msm, glad that the truth catches on.
     
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    Lol this dude's actions. Damage controlling, trying his best to anger him. You can tell he went there for exactly this.
     
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    Yes because they are the only mainstream conservative news.


    Politico has been shown to be biased as well as the ap, wapo, and on and on and on

    'Objective' fact check?

    What's the objective? To promote a certain narrative?
     
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    The NYT is mainstream conservative news and a whole lot more reputable than Fox.
     
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    The objective is to inform of biases.
    CNN comes off as biased, too, just not as much as FOX.
     
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    I mean, it's not cool to throw racial insults around, but really? It's like the N-word to Italians? Seems like a bit of a reach...
     
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    I thought it was wop or dago
     
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