(Warning: This weblog incorporates quotes from CNN host Chris Cuomo the place he used specific language.)

If CNN PrimeTime host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo was identified for something, it was his need to make use of bodily violence towards his opponents at practically each flip. Whether or not it was threatening to throw a Trump supporter down a flight of stairs, fantasizing about choking and punching his critics, to brazenly threatening the lives of Republican lawmakers, violence was a part of who he was. However on Monday, Fredo had the audacity to take advantage of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to immediately preach peace and love.

Hope with me that at this time Dr. King’s instance evokes the numerous striving for higher and enlightens the poisonous few decided to be their worst,” he proclaimed. “We couldn’t have a greater reminder that you could’t kill an concept with violence. Solely a greater concept can prevail. Equality and justice as Dr. King taught us.”

Including: “They’re the very best concepts. Darkness can solely be eliminated by the sunshine of reality. And love is the final word type of reality. But additionally that racial progress can enrage some within the majority and that violence can be utilized as a refuge for these coming from a spot of animus and ignorance. And that democracy, even in America, is a fragile, fragile factor.

What an opportunist hypocrite Fredo was. And he made all these pompous statements then later bashed Republicans for sharing King quotes. In fact, he didn’t be aware MLK was a Republican.

 

 

But, it was simply two years in the past that Cuomo had a roid rage moment after Trump supporters known as him “Fredo” and he threatened to via them down a flight of stairs in an expletive-lashed tirade. “No, punk-ass bitches from the appropriate name me Fredo. My identify is Chris Cuomo, I’m an anchor on CNN,” he screamed on the group. “I’ll fucking smash your shit. I’ll fucking throw you down these stairs like a fucking punk.”

Simply three months in the past, he talked about eager to deal with his critics at Fox News with a “bare choke” and “a punch to the sternum.”

And apart from threatening Republican lawmakers that they have been “going to lose far more than this election,” he additionally insisted that protests didn’t have to be peaceful. “And please, present me the place it says that protesters are speculated to be well mannered and peaceable,” he demanded final summer time.

Dr. King’s hallmark was nonviolent protests and civil disobedience. Two issues Cuomo’s historical past, actions, and demeanor have been removed from.

On high of spewing that nonsense, Fredo additionally lashed out on the Nationwide Guard troops now stationed in Washington D.C. to guard the inauguration, suggesting their backgrounds wanted to be completely searched to ensure they have been loyal.

Declaring “we will not boast a peaceable switch of energy,” Cuomo argued “we should be suspicious” of the Nationwide Guard “to make sure that none will activate their nation and pose an insider risk. We used to have to try this in Iraq, by the best way.”

He went on to opine about how President-elect Biden’s “battle for the soul of the nation” was fairly literal. “Candidate Biden warned us we have been in for a battle of the soul of our nation. Appeared dramatic on the time. Now appears extra prophetic,” he bloviated. “How do you restore a soul? How do you unify those that see profit and energy in division? That alone can be a frightening, daunting job. However that’s simply one of many issues on Biden’s plate.”

Exploiting a civil rights hero and bashing the troops. That is CNN.

The transcript is beneath, click on “increase” to learn:

CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime
January 18, 2021
9:00:18 p.m. Japanese

CHRIS CUOMO:  This week might be remembered for a very long time. The query is, how? Hope with me that at this time Dr. King’s instance evokes the numerous striving for higher and enlightens the poisonous few decided to be their worst. We couldn’t have a greater reminder that you could’t kill an concept with violence. Solely a greater concept can prevail. Equality and justice as Dr. King taught us. They’re the very best concepts. Darkness can solely be eliminated by the sunshine of reality. And love is the final word type of reality.

But additionally that racial progress can enrage some within the majority and that violence can be utilized as a refuge for these coming from a spot of animus and ignorance. And that democracy, even in America, is a fragile, fragile factor.

That final actuality, has the Capitol and this nation in a state of excessive anxiousness. The Inaugural Committee lighting the sphere of flags on a abandoned nationwide mall tonight. Illuminating 56 pillars of sunshine representing each state and territory. Some 200,000 U.S. flags standing tall, representing People unable to attend the Biden inauguration as a result of pandemic, and now as a result of illness of division.

25,000 Nationwide Guard members should defend our democracy from ourselves. We will not boast a peaceable switch of energy. There isn’t a peace. We should be suspicious of even the peacekeepers. All are being vetted by the FBI forward of Wednesday to make sure that none will activate their nation and pose an insider risk. We used to have to try this in Iraq, by the best way.

That is the place we’re 4 years of Trump. The one place his demagoguery may take us chaos capped off by a Capitol coup. Candidate Biden warned us we have been in for a battle of the soul of our nation. Appeared dramatic on the time. Now appears extra prophetic.

How do you restore a soul? How do you unify those that see profit and energy in division? That alone can be a frightening, daunting job. However that’s simply one of many issues on Biden’s plate. Actually, a sea of tsunamis because of the worst president in my lifetime; the person who made it cool to be merciless in too many locations on this nation.

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