Call a wambulance! The more ridiculous Cuomo bro sniffles over words – his own
CNN’s resident tough guy, Chris “Don’t call me Fredo” Cuomo, apparently can whine with the best of them.
We saw that last April, after he had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Before he made the fake exit from his basement when his quarantine ended, which he had violated by visiting a house he was having built and then threatened a “jackass, loser, fat tire biker” man who called him out for stepping out, Cuomo went all melancholy over the state of his $6 million a year job.
“I don’t want to spend my time doing things that I don’t think are valuable enough to me personally,” Cuomo said on his radio broadcast while making hiding in the basement fashionable long before Joe Biden did. “I don’t value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship.”
“I don’t like what I do professionally,” he had added at the time. “I don’t think it’s worth my time.” Cuomo also lamented spending his time “trafficking in things that I think are ridiculous,” adding that “I don’t think it’s worth it to me because I don’t think I mean enough, I don’t think I matter enough, I don’t think I can really change anything, so then what am I really doing?”
When people rightly questioned, based on what Cuomo had said, whether he really had had it with CNN, the Schwarzenegger-wannabe backtracked. “It’s not true,” Cuomo said on his radio show the next day. “I never said it. I never meant it.”
In the present, Cuomo now sports a case of the mads after some on right tired of his holier-than-thou schtick in the wake of last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol and let him know about it.
Apparently few things send liberals into orbit like quoting their own words back to them – in other words, showing them to be hypocrites. Exhibit A: Chris Cuomo.
For a week, he’s been bashing President Donald Trump and the rioters who tragically crashed the election-certification session at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. But critics began reminding Cuomo that he, like many liberal pundits, took a wholly different view of violent protests last year when they furthered a cause these commentators agreed with.
On Tuesday, he tweeted: “Context: retrumplicans were attacking anger and hostility of protestors toward the ‘system’ – cops, laws, etc. i said they don’t have to just sing hymns and go home. Never supported riots. Never would. Operatives posing as media weaponizing my words know this. They are a problem.”
Context: retrumplicans were attacking anger and hostility of protestors toward the “system” – cops, laws, etc. i said they don’t have to just sing hymns and go home. Never supported riots. Never would. Operatives posing as media weaponizing my words know this. They are a problem https://t.co/nVUVQkwWqr
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) January 12, 2021
Cuomo and his current critics were referring to comments he made last June 2. During this remarks, he did denounce arson and looting.
But let’s revisit the rest of what Fredo – sorry – Cuomo said that people are now focused on:
“Now too many see the protests as the problem. No, the problem is what forced your fellow citizens to take to the streets: persistent, poisonous inequities and injustice,” Cuomo told his viewers.
“And please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful. Because I can show you that outraged citizens are what made the country what she is and led to any major milestone. To be honest, this is not a tranquil time.”
Later on, he added, “Police are the ones required to be peaceful, to de-escalate, to remain calm. … We can’t be in a place where cops can act human and be forgiven, but citizens can have the same flawed responses, and be justifiably killed, or told to hold their tongues. Citizens have no duty to check their outrage or to ignore a curfew to keep doing that. They may get arrested because it’s illegal. But that’s their right as well.”
On social media, some critics saw Cuomo’s seven-month late addition of “context” for what it was.
This isn’t even a very good attempt at backtracking.
— mallen2010 (@mallen2010) January 12, 2021
Okay fredo pic.twitter.com/NuJSaxiFYU
— DOCTOR Mike, live and unplugged (@MrMikeD42) January 12, 2021