CNN Stands By Chris Cuomo After Blowing A Fuse Over Insult From ‘The Godfather’

While we wait for more details and theories to bubble up from the Jeff Epstein case, let’s enjoy this scene in which CNN’s Chris Cuomo (and brother to this unfortunate writer’s governor) absolutely flips his dang pancake over an insult based on The Godfather films that he claims is “the N-word” for Italians.

According to The Daily Wire, the video, first reported by Brandon from “THAT’S THE POINT,” shows Cuomo snapping after being heckled at an event in New York over the weekend.

Warning, Cuomo owes the swear jar quite a bit after this stunt:

“I thought that’s who you were,” the man says to Cuomo.

“No, punk-a** b****es from the Right call me Fredo,” Cuomo says. “My name is Chris Cuomo, I’m an anchor on CNN.”

“Fredo is from ‘The Godfather,’ he was that weak brother and they’re using it as an Italian aspersion,” Cuomo continued. “It’s like the ‘n-word’ for us.”

The man responded to Cuomo’s intense words by saying, “You’re a much more reasonable guy in person than you seem to be on television.”

Cuomo later said, “You’re going to have a f***ing problem.”

The man responded, “What are you going to do about it?”

Cuomo responded: “I’ll f***ing ruin your shit. I’ll f***ing throw you down these stairs like a f***ing punk.”


Now, to be totally fair, hecklers are jerks, and this dude seemed like a jerk. You’ve got a problem with somebody? Act like you have a brain and use points and arguments, not insults.

That said, Cuomo obviously needs to lay off the coffee and maybe take up yoga. That could’ve gotten ugly, fast.

What did end up getting ugly was CNN vice president and spokesman Matt Dornic’s defense of Cuomo after the incident went viral.

The video of the incident, which ended up being shared by Donald Trump, Jr., was widely criticized for Cuomo’s categorization of “Fredo” as a serious ethnic slur—a statement CNN was ready and willing to accept as fact.

It turns out CNN was available for comment, but not a particularly intelligent one:

“Orchestrated setup,” maybe. “Ethnic slur,” nopety nope. What on earth.

Dornic wasn’t done, however. Given the golden opportunity to throw some shade (like the kids say) at a Trump kid, Dornic went for it with gusto:

Well, alrighty then. I can see where the news organization gets its professionalism and dedication to facts from.

Just moments after Dornic’s weird jab at Eric Trump, Don 2 dug up this little gem:

Nailed it. Nailed it good.

As far as Cuomo’s complaints, the People of Twitter™ are ready to set him straight on that whole “Fredo” thing. Enjoy:

That one is a bit of a read, but it perfectly illustrates why Cuomo is full of alligator turds.

Sorry to get heavy (and to lend an ounce of authority to Oprah on any matter of significance), but that’s a valid point.

And, lastly, Hot Air’s AllahPundit with a point that almost sent coffee up my nose:

And, with that, I conclude this distraction from the fact that Jeff Epstein’s cellmate was suspiciously transferred hours before his death. Onward and upward to real news!