And Fredo Strikes Again! Unethical Quote Of The Month: CNN’s Chris Cuomo

And please, show me where it says that protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful.”

CNN’s Village idiot Chris Cuomo, during yet another pro-riot rant from the now completely unhinged news network.

Let’s recall once more that Cuomo graduated from law school, apparently one where the entrance qualifications involved drawing “Skippy.” This isn’t the first time he has displayed the legal acumen of the average Clumber Spaniel. In the past, he has said that “hate speech” wasn’t protected under the Bill of Rights. He once said that it would be illegal for anyone but journalists to read Wikileaks posts.

Now, it’s true that protests are not required to be “polite.” However, protests are required to be peaceful. Where does it say that? Why in the Bill of Rights, Chris! Heard of it? It’s clear you never read it:

The First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”


Is it unfair for me to refer to Chris Cuomo as “Fredo”? It might be unfair to the elder Corleone bother, who, you will recall, lost a lot of IQ points in a childhood fever. I’d bet that even Fredo Corleone could have figured out that protests had to be peaceful, since the other kind are called “riots.”

Ignorant people, emotional people whose intellect would barely qualify them to run bait shops were their father not a liberal icon  should not be permitted to make the public even more ignorant than it is by assuming positions of influence and authority they are spectacularly unqualified for.

Here is Cuomo’s whole embarrassing rant. I could deconstruct it in detail, since it is self-contradictory and would rate a “D” in a junior high school public speaking course, but frankly, anyone who can’t see this for the garbage it is won’t be enlightened by analysis.

CHRIS CUOMO: It is a sad day when we need curfews in our cities. America’s major cities are filled with people demanding this country become more fair, more just and ironically, more united.

Now, too many see the protests as the problem. No, the problem is what forced your fellow citizens to take to the streets, persistent, and poisonous, inequities and injustice. And please, show me where it says that protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful. Because, I can show you outraged citizens are the ones who have made America what she is and led to any major milestones.

Be honest, this is not a tranquil time. They’re not here to make power or you or me comfortable? They’re here to yell, criticize, blame and shame. You don’t have to like it. But why not focus on remembering the reason for the pain that fuels their purpose?

Police are the ones who are required to be peaceful, to de-escalate, to remain calm. They are, in fact, trained to do exactly that. So, when one kneels on someone’s neck for a long time and other police don’t stop obvious deadliness, that’s the problem.

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 ignore a curfew to keep doing that. They may get arrested because it’s illegal. That’s their right as well.

Looting, arson, violence. Now, that’s something else. Don’t confuse that with protests or the people doing it with protesters. There are bad people mixed in with good people in these situations. That’s the truth. We’re learning it in every city. And we’re watching New York City tonight especially closely, where orders went into effect an hour ago to stay off the streets after one of the wildest most destructive nights in recent memory.

This is the strictest curfew in the big apple since the race riots of 1943. It’s three hours earlier than last night, after the city descended into absolute chaos. There was looting and lawlessness city-wide. Cops could not get a handle on it.

So far today, protests have been what they are the overwhelming majority of the time everywhere, peaceful, if you want to call it that. They’re certainly not violent.

But just in New York, and many big cities across America, you have to see this, too, there has been major unrest. What’s going to happen tonight?

23 thoughts on “And Fredo Strikes Again! Unethical Quote Of The Month: CNN’s Chris Cuomo

  1. “There are bad people mixed in with good people in these situations. That’s the truth.”

    Take it away, Mel Blanc as Yosemite Sam: “Now just you wait a darned minute there fella. Ain’t that the exact same thing that Donald Trump fella got tarred and feathered by you for saying about them fellers in Charlottesville, Virginny? Why, you…. I’ll tear you limb from limb!”

  2. This is an odd statement for Chris to make. I notice that he didn’t defend the Wide Boys or the other bozos protesting and causing a ruckus in Charlottesville by saying that they didn’t have to be peaceful. In fact, I think he was horrified by it. Also, I don’t think he defended Second Amendment aficionados who descended on the Michigan State Capitol wielding serious firepower. Didn’t he declare that they were there to intimidate and frighten people? Is that peaceable? Is that nice?

  3. Former President G. W. Bush is quotes in the NYTs:

    Those comments came a day after another former president also presented an alternative vision of the protests to Mr. Trump. In a lengthy statement issued by his office, former President George W. Bush expressed solidarity with the demonstrators in the streets and, without naming the incumbent president, warned against trying to suppress their protests.

    “It is a strength when protesters, protected by responsible law enforcement, march for a better future,” Mr. Bush said on Tuesday. “This tragedy — in a long series of similar tragedies — raises a long overdue question: How do we end systemic racism in our society? The only way to see ourselves in a true light is to listen to the voices of so many who are hurting and grieving.”

    A concerted effort seems to be underway to undermine Donald Trump. It seems they are teaming up together to exploit recent events to that end.

    Cuomo, Bush, Clinton, Carter — and this afternoon Obama — now come out with undermining statements.

    • There’s no doubt that there is and has been a concerted effort to undermine Donald Trump. Whether or not George Bush intended to do that is up in the air. He may not realize it, but he’s guilty of doing the same thing Donald Trump is being accused of doing.

      President Trump wants to suppress destructive riots, not peaceful protests. Unfortunately, he is not a careful speaker and the news media is not inclined to interpret his words in the spirit in which they are intended even under the best of circumstances.

      Consequently, to add to the Big Lie narrative they’ve spun since November 2016:

      1. The Democrats and their allies in the news media and the entertainment industry are conflating the terms protesters and rioters in the same way they conflate the terms legal immigrant and undocumented migrant. If you complain about illegal immigrants, you are accused of complaining about immigrants as a whole. If you complain about rioters, you are accused of complaining about protesters.
      The only exception to this is when a white person is accused of rioting, then that person is indeed a rioter and is probably “:linked” to the White Supremacists controlling all of this…or something.
      2. Yet, when Donald Trump complains about destructive riots, he is accused of conflating protesters and rioters. It’s a continuation of the Goebbels’ tactic of accusing one’s opponent of the same things you yourself are doing. And the Democrats have been fans of that page of the playbook for the past several years.

      Hence, if this makes sense: protesters and rioters are the same people and no one has the right to complain about either, especially not Donald Trump who is so dumb that he can’t tell the difference between protesters and rioters.

      Which is why he is being accused of trying to suppress protests.

      To echo our host’s question of many weeks ago: Does anyone else get the feeling that something bigger is happening here?

  4. According to Monmouth University, Biden is now 11 points ahead. Will this be what sweeps him into the White House?

    • In a word Steve: No. These polls are baloney.

      What did Trump do or not do regarding the virus for people to be angry about that Joe Biden would have done differently?

      What did Trump do or not do about a dopey cop killing a black guy in Minneapolis that Biden could have done better or differently?

      What has Trump done or not done about the riots that Biden could have done better?

  5. A concerted effort seems to be underway to undermine Donald Trump. It seems they are teaming up together to exploit recent events to that end.

    YA THINK!!!??? It’s been going on since early November, 2016!

  6. CNN is not “unhinged.” It is desperate. They will broadcast anything to get attention in the midst of a media feeding frenzy on the only subject in the room. As far as ‘news’ goes, Wuflu never did fly, or at least not very high, and Trump-thumping needs to be parcelled out over the next six months (and can be/are incorporated into the reversible rants anyway). Nero may have fiddled while Rome burned but CNN (c.1st century A.D.) will have reported that the fires were fun, so come along and bring fuel.

  7. Is Chris Cuomo going to be the PosterBoy for the Libertarian Party’s anti-occupational licensing campaign? I think he makes their point quite well.

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