August 13, 2019

RUSH LIMBAUGH ON THE ORIGIN OF HIS DUBBING CHRIS CUOMO “FREDO:” Fredo Can Dish It Out, But He Can’t Take It.

All I ever did was call him Fredo and now he’s out there calling me a punk ass b-i-itch and worse. And the Drive-Bys are scrambling to try to find out, “What is this?” Now “Fredo” has become a racial slur. I call him Fredo for a reason! (laughing) I don’t believe this. Let me find the right sound bite. Grab sound bite number 5.

Look, I’m not even gonna set this up other than to tell you it was March 21st, 2016, when Fredo was doing the morning show on CNN with Alisyn Camerota, and she said, Fredo — (laughing) — I don’t believe this — Fredo, “we can’t help but notice your culturally appropriate garb that you’re wearing. Tell us the history of your shirt, will you?” And here’s Fredo’s answer.

CUOMO: My guayabera? This shirt belonged to my father. It was given to him by Fidel Castro. It marked conversations going on decades ago that were the same as those today. The concern was the freedom of the people. What is the point of this communist regime if it is not to truly make everyone equal, not at the lowest level —

RUSH: Stop the tape! That’s when I started calling him Fredo. We went back and looked. My first documented reference to Chris Cuomo as Fredo was May 19th, 2017. This clip is March 21st, 2016, where he says… here, play it again. Cue it from the top, and I’m not gonna stop it this time. What is it these communists don’t understand? (laughing) Oh, my God. Folks. I don’t know if I can…

CUOMO: My guayabera? This shirt belonged to my father. It was given to him by Fidel Castro. It marked conversations going on decades ago that were the same as those today. The concern was the freedom of the people. What is the point of this communist regime if it is not to truly make everyone equal, not at the lowest level, not by demoralizing everyone, but lifting everyone up. My father, generations of politicians have been fighting this. So I wear this shirt as a reminder of that.

RUSH: The guy doesn’t even know what communism is so we have to excuse me him for thinking that Fredo is a racial slur. But go to the Urban Dictionary. You can find the definition for Fredo in the Urban Dictionary. It basically means “dumb brother.” And it comes from The Godfather.

“What is the point of this communist regime if it is not to truly make everyone equal, not at the lowest level, not by demoralizing everyone, but lifting everyone up,” but he still wears a shirt that Castro gave to Mario Cuomo? (And he likely wore it to spur that on-air chat with Camerota, given how much Castro was praised by CNN’s management over the years.) All of which is pathetic.

InstaPundit is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.