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The Fredo flap and the nuances of an insult

PolitiFact Wednesday, 14 August 2019
CNN’s Chris Cuomo has apologized for exploding at a man who called him Fredo as Cuomo was out with his family. An Aug. 12 video of the encounter captured Cuomo saying, "Punk a-- b------ from the right call me Fredo," and "they use it as an Italian aspersion." "It's like the 'N-word' for us," Cuomo said.  The two men nearly came to blows and the raw emotion fueled an eruption on Twitter.  President Donald Trump joined the storm, tweeting Aug. 13, "I thought Chris was Fredo also. The truth hurts." See Figure 1 on PolitiFact.com Needless to say, Fredo is ... >>More

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