In arguably his most toxic diatribe to date, CNN host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo ended Tuesday’s Cuomo PrimeTime by lashing out at Fox News in the vilest of ways: Falsely declaring that they were totally fine with 10,000 more Americans dying from the coronavirus.
“But right now, the American family is in a period of dysfunction, we’re estranged and acting strangely. 10,000 more Americans could die by August because so many places are relaxing social distancing? What happened to no man left behind? Now it’s 10,000 is okay,” Cuomo asked, in a “closing argument” he draped under the veil of Mother’s Day.
Cuomo blasted President Trump for the new safety measures implemented at the White House, and suggested Fox News was “okay” with innocent people dying by the thousands:
The President traces and tests every damn day. And everyone around him has a mask on. Now, he doesn’t because he wants to keep up the Fox farce, this BS that COVID-19’s overrated. I guess the anti-elitists over there are okay with 10,000 more dead. These liars and race-baiters want you to think Fauci is not to be believed, that social distancing is about stealing your freedom.
It was an echo of a claim he made earlier in his poorly rated show. Cuomo called them “race-baiters” yet he was the one saying they were specifically happy to let the “brown working-class” die:
Talk about being elitist. If that’s okay, who do you think those 10,000 people are going to be? Who’s getting affected the most? The working class. The brown working class. Who’s most afraid of reopening too soon? The brown working class. Who is getting sick the most? The brown working class. Who’s dying the most? They are. There’s nothing elitist about that. It’s everything that’s elitist.
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And his rant was “misleading,” as Fox News contributor Dr. Nichole Saphier wrote in response to a video tweet of Cuomo. “More Caucasian-Americans have died from COVID19 however people of color are having a disproportionately higher death rate largely due to higher prevalence of comorbidities and multigenerational housing situations, both increasing mortality of COVID19,” she explained.
Back in his closing poison, Cuomo smeared Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R). “Remember, that beard, that’s Paul’s COVID beard. He had the virus. And he still seems to be suffering from a type of sickness, but one of the soul,” Cuomo sneered after playing a video of the Senator pointing out that his state had not had “pandemic levels” of cases. And Paul was a licensed physician.
Speaking of a “sickness of the soul,” Cuomo was the same guy who repeatedly sang the praises of Antifa, the radical left-wing terrorist group. And his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had forced elderly COVID-positive patients into nursing homes, killing an untold number of people.
Earlier in the program, Fredo lashed at Trump’s supporters for sticking by him during the crisis. “If only we had the herd immunity to COVID-19 that so many of these folks have to the truth,” he spat.
Ironically, his parting swipe at Fox News counted against him. “Remember what your mother told you about people who have nothing good to say. They should say nothing at all.”
And they whine about Republicans not going on their network. Fredo should take his own advice. Maybe it would help his ratings, which Nielsen pegged as having tumbled 46 percent in the 25-54 demo and 30 percent in total viewers since the week of March 30 when he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
This is CNN.
LifeNews Note: Nicholas Fondacaro writes for Newsbusters, where this originally appeared.