Chris Cuomo is a year away from mid-century. You’d think he’d grow up.
Someone called him Fredo, just to provoke him, and he snatched the bait with gusto. Of course, his antagonist got it all on video, which was the point.
Fredo is the character in The Godfather who is the disrespected brother, the black sheep. The suggestion is that Chris, a mere CNN host, compares unfavorably to his brother Andrew, who is the governor of New York. It’s also a bit of an insult to Italians.
Cuomo completely melted down with a curse filled rant and an invitation to violence. CNN should fire him, at the very least for acting like a complete moron, or for making physical threats, but instead, it backed him up.
He also compared “Fredo” to the N-word as an epithet which, if he were a conservative, would invite accusations that he had a poor appreciation for the gravity of the N-word.