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.
Have a look at this. CNN host Chris Cuomo repeatedly interrupts his “guest” Kellyanne Conway while she tries to make her arguments. He’s got a more voluble voice than her and is able to do it. If a male conservative host did this to a liberal woman, they’d be called sexist and accused of “mansplaining” to them, or something. But it’s okay for liberals to bully conservative women.
This is what passes now for journalism and free debate. Strong-arming by an obviously biased “news” host who won’t even let a conservative speak. I’m sure he was hoping she would walk off the set and make headlines to boost his ratings. Maybe that was the idea.
You know, maybe more like Cain and Abel than the Bee Gees. From an interview White House Communications Director did this morning with CNN:
If you want to talk about the chief of staff, we have had odds, we have had differences. When I said we were brothers, from the podium, that’s because we’re rough on each other. Some brothers are like Cain and Abel, other brothers can fight with each other and then get along. I don’t know if this is repairable or not — that will be up to the president.
Cain, as you may remember from Sunday school, murdered Abel.
In a tweet Wednesday night, Scaramucci appeared to be suggesting that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus may have been involved in leaking his financial disclosure form to Politico.
“In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony. I will be contacting @FBI and the @TheJusticeDept #swamp @Reince45,” Scaramucci tweeted.
Here’s the whole interview. It’s, uh, pretty good TV.
What this CNN Panel doesn’t get is that this is exactly what Donald Trump was elected to do. Speak politically incorrect truths and take politically incorrect actions to change the culture in Washington and alter the direction of the country.
Here’s the terrible thing Trump said during remarks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Wednesday night:
Somebody said, “Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?” No it’s true. And Wilbur’s a very rich person in charge of commerce . . . We can’t have the world taking advantage of us anymore. And I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions, I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense?
Oh the outrage! Putting people in charge of figuring out how to make America wealthy who have already figured out how to make themselves wealthy. How illogical!
But of course, if you express a reality that doesn’t treat everyone equally, that doesn’t assume the false premise that we’re all exactly the same deep down inside, then you’ve sinned against mankind. And deeply upset CNN.
Note how Cuomo repeatedly expresses disbelief that people in Trump’s audience are actually applauding the president’s line that he doesn’t want poor people running the economy.
It’s just another example about how average voters are so much smarter than the people on TV who are lecturing them. They get why they’re applauding. They want people who know what they’re doing in charge. And they’re not snowflakes who think Trump is insulting them, nor are they warped with the distorting thinking of limousine liberals who can afford to create their own reality instead of confront one that wil pay the bills.
Listen, I’ve proven many times that I don’t know how to make lots of money. Mr. President, if Wilbur Ross ever resigns as Secretary of Commerce, please, please please, don’t appoint me to the position.
And BTW, who was Barack Obama’s Secretary of Commerce his entire second term? Penny Pritzker, a billionaire from Chicago.