The recent incident where CNN’s Chris Cuomo flipped out on camera when someone called him “Fredo” is not going over well with his colleagues at CNN.
In fact, they’re apparently feeling embarrassed over the whole thing.
Well, better late than never, right?
FOX News reports:
CNN staff ‘embarrassed’ by Chris Cuomo’s Fredo flap
Insiders say that — while CNN brass stood by Chris Cuomo after he was caught on camera threatening a man who called him “Fredo” — the newsroom rank and file was “embarrassed” by the blowup.
Cuomo, who hosts the 9 p.m. “Cuomo Prime Time,” told the guy in the Shelter Island confrontation that the “Godfather” reference was a racial slur “like the ‘N-word’” for Italian Americans, called him “a punk-a– b—-” and told him, “I’ll f–-ing ruin your s – t. I’ll f–-ing throw you down these stairs.”
One insider said they personally thought the run-in was “great” and that Cuomo would get a pass from higher-ups because “he’s BFFs with [CNN president Jeff] Zucker.” Another said the newsroom chatter was that “everyone thinks it’s fine to stand up to trolls, but it escalated way past where it needed to.”
While they said Cuomo generally has a good reputation with the staff, “It was embarrassing.” They added, “It was an unforced error, and he gave the right — and the president — ammunition to use against him and CNN.”
People on Twitter are having a field day with this:
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) August 14, 2019
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— Nelson Rubio (@meandthewriter) August 13, 2019
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