2019.08.12 Fredogate

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Chris Cuomo, CNN's FakeNews reporter and socialist in chief, who got his job for being the Son of Mario Cuomo, and Brother of Andrew Cuomo (failed Governors of NY), got mad because someone called him "Fredo" after the "black sheep" in the fictional Corleone family fuckup (in the Godfather). Chris was outraged and was caught on video threatening to throw the guy down the stairs if he called him that again, and raged later that when this went viral, it was like the N-word to dagoes like him. Only it wasn't a slur against all dagoes.... it is a targeted slight against just the failure of a family (not at all alike). Trump Jr. mocked Chris for anger management issues and pointing out that RedFlag laws meant his guns should be taken away for his violence outburst, so the media defended Fredo. For the record: Chris had allowed the slur be used on his show without complaining about its severity, and he referred to himself as it on a radio show in the past, so it most definitely wasn't about the severity of the term. While CNN defended him and the outburst, everyone who can fog a mirror knows that if they were a real Journalistic institution, a reporter that makes the story about himself, isn't a good journalist... and if it had been a conservative that made the outburst, CNN would have attacked them relentless for weeks. So FakeNews doubled down with a side of hypocrisy.

Chris Cuomo

Chris Cuomo, socialist son of Mario Cuomo (52nd Governor of New York) and brother of Andrew Cuomo (56th Governor of NY). Whatever problem this under-achievers genes won't get him into, his mouth will. He's known for claiming "hate speech" is unprotected by the First Amendment, and other such silliness. Without the chops to teach civics in Jr. High School, he's one of CNN's top anchors. more...

In 1980 Ted Turner started CNN, and put his left center spin on "the news". His later marriage to Hanoi Jane Fonda didn't help perceptions, nor did the newsrooms agenda convey a fully objective tone. He wanted to be the 24 hour version of the same left of center news outlets like CBS, ABC, NBC. So it was founded on his flavor of bias, and went downhill. It wouldn't be quite so bad, if they were just honest about it: but the faux air of objectivity, and denial of any bias, makes it worse.


While the term goes back 100 years, the history is summed up well in a Sharyl Attkisson TedTalk on FakeNews. While our media has always had false narratives and bad stories that are Fake News (exampled include: Edward R. Murrow's "See it now" McCarthy'ing Joe McCarthy (1954), Richard Jewel story (1996), story about a plane crashing into Camp David after 9/11 (2001), Duke LeCross Rape Case (2014), Michael Brown and 'hands up, don't shoot' narrative (2014), and so on). We didn't use the term "Fake News", just liberal media bias or incompetence, but it's been around since the first liberal got sloppy or partisan at a newspaper, somewhere back in Roman times.

Then on September 13, 2016 Hillary Clinton supporters Google and Eric Schmidt, used a shell charity (a non-profit called "First Draft,") to start seeding the term to attack right wing websites ("to tackle malicious hoaxes and fake news reports"). Hillary Clinton and her surrogate David Brock of Media Matters admitted in a campaign letter that they pressured Facebook to join the effort. Google warned Conservative websites to remove stories that Google didn't like, or they'd take away their ad revenue. And Barack Obama and the liberal media followed along, regurgitating what they were told: none were going to let this opportunity (to curate what information we could see) go to waste, all in the name of protecting free speech. All coincidentally done at the same time, in what could only be a coordinated campaign attack.

Unfortunately for them, it backfired when people noticed that the mainstream liberal media made more errors and was less honest, and started throwing it back in their face. Fake News applied more to the News, Google, Facebook, Obama and other curators and finger pointers than their victims. Donald Trump used that to hijack the term and use it back against them. The left tried to change the narrative and pretend that Trump had created the term, and they wanted to stop using it and claimed it was a hateful term and an attack on free press to point out the Presses bias or errors. And that's where we are today. more...



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