Monday, August 19, 2019
Like many American families that have Italian members, mine was at once horrified and confused by the recent terrifying outburst of CNN's Chris Cuomo on a viral video. Cuomo was so angry about being called Fredo " like the weak, sniveling brother in "The Godfather" " that he said it was akin to using the N-word. Then he threatened to break the guy's bones.
"It's an insult to your (expletive) people. It's like the N-word for us," Cuomo said before threatening to throw the guy down the (expletive) stairs.
What Cuomo forgot to mention is all the times left-leaning CNN hosts and guests have used Fredo as an insult to Republicans. Even Cuomo used it in an interview with Curtis Sliwa, who had referred to the New York political family as "la Cuomo nostra." Cuomo responded, "Who am I then, Fredo?"
Yes, henceforth, you shall be known as Fredo Cuomo. No further questions, your honor, except for one thing: Is Fredo really the equivalent of the N-word?
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