Any sympathy Fredo may have had for coming down with this illness is now officially off the table… here’s why.
While the rest of us are freaking bending over backward (many risking bankruptcy in the process) doing our ‘civic duty’ to ‘flatten the curve’ in protecting the lives of people we’ve never met, from a disease whose risk profile keeps dramatically changing, we get to see that ‘elites’ behave like the rules just don’t apply to them.
This is the same Chris Cuomo who was so VERY ill recently that he told us he had been hallucinating about his dead father.
He is COVID-19 positive, and supposed to be quarantined.
He went on the radio to complain that the downside of being famous meant he couldn’t scream obscenities at a neighbor, or (apparently) beat the crap out of other guys who pissed him off.
That lines up pretty neatly with the threat he once made about throwing some guy down a flight of stairs. A real ‘character’ guy. Sure makes some of his partisan rants against the President ring hollow, eh? We can come back to that. But first — the neighbor he complained about on the radio show. the guy Fredo called ‘some jackass, loser, fat-tire biker’ who upset him by ‘being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bulls–t to me, I don’t want to hear it’.
Well, since Cumo is a representative of the Facts First network, and he’s talking smack about some guy with NO benefit of being high-profile and famous, wouldn’t the other side of that story be worth hearing?
It’ doesn’t exactly put Fredo — or his panic all day long, Blood-on-Trump’s hands network — in a very good light.
His (future) neighbor near to a property that Cuomo owns, but hasn’t yet finished building a house on had a pretty reasonable concern. After all, Fredo found a way to become one of the more famous patients recovering from this viral outbreak, being the Governor’s brother and a CNN talking head, after all.
What was the ‘confrontation’ with this neighbor about?
The neighbor’s name is David. And he told us the other side of that story.
David saw Cuomo on Easter Sunday on this other property that isn’t his home. He was there with some other people. That’s hardly what most people would consider obeying quarantine expectations.
David told The Post he was stunned that Cuomo verbally attacked him the way he did.
The 65-year-old longtime resident said he was just out for a bike ride before Easter dinner when he spotted who he thought was Chris Cuomo on property he says the CNN anchor bought in East Hampton last year. The acreage is still being developed; a steel frame for its future house is all that’s up at the moment, David said.
David said Cuomo was with his wife, another woman and three kids who were playing around on the property.
The resident said he stopped and sat on his bike “well over a hundred feet” from the property.
“I just looked and said, ‘Is that Chris Cuomo? Isn’t he supposed to be quarantined?’”
Cuomo has been regularly airing his TV and radio shows from his family’s home in Southampton — although from the basement as he stayed quarantined from them. The anchor said on air Tuesday that he still suffers from a low-grade fever and feared that his wife is now showing signs of the virus.
David said the woman who looked like Cuomo’s wife came over to him and said, “May I help you?”
He said he replied, “I’m riding my bike” — then started asking why Cuomo was there out of quarantine and not social-distancing from the group.
He said Cuomo then started toward him, coming to within about 40 feet.
“He said, ‘Who the hell are you?! I can do what I want!’” David said. “He just ranted, screaming, ‘I’ll find out who you are!’
“I said to him, ‘Your brother is the coronavirus czar, and you’re not even following his rules — unnecessary travel,’” the resident said.
“He just began to boil more.
“He said, ‘This is not the end of this. You’ll deal with this later. We will meet again.’ If that’s not a threat, I don’t know what is,” David said. — NYpost
A police report was written up which — hardly surprising — met with a lot of resistance until the incident was widely reporting. (Who really wants to be the guy explaining to the chief why the Governor’s brother is being investigated?)
That same interview told us something else about Fredo, too.
He’s since walked it back, but serves as a window into his thinking. He had nothing o gain by saying it, everything to gain by denying it, and seemed to have something of a ring of sincerity to it, with quotes taken from another Post article.
“I don’t want to spend my time doing things that I don’t think are valuable enough to me personally,” Cuomo said. “I don’t value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship.”
Cuomo said his battle with COVID-19 has made him rethink his values and question his position as a public figure.
“I don’t like what I do professionally,” he said. “I don’t think it’s worth my time.” — NYPost
Seems like an admission that his show is irrational and hyper-partisan. After what’s been leaked about those 9am Zucker meetings, this comes as no surprise.
What else did he say about David — who he, as a man supposedly under quarantine for the good of society, and to flatten that curve, had no justification in approaching?
When the biker confronted him, Cuomo said, he’d wanted to respond, getting heated when he detailed how the guy “didn’t know the rules” and how he’d made sure to take social-distancing measures.
But “here I am in an almost powerless position against this ass—- because I’m a celebrity and he’s allowed to say whatever he wants to me.” — NYPost
Didn’t know the rules, huh?
Chilling in the front yard with friends and family is perfectly ok when you’re infected, is it?
But showing up at a Church service might get you closed down … ‘forever’.
And to protect the community and ‘slow the spread’ business are facing the real prospect of bankruptcy.
But the Governor’s infections brother can’t even be bothered to stay at home until he’s well? Oh that’s precious.
Yeah. We get the message, Fredo. You’re far better than all those little people who have to obey the law… or else. We get it loud and clear — you have wealth and connections that the rest of us don’t have.
The ‘official’ story is that Cuomo’s feeling better and is cleared to be around others.
Funny how the Facts First network knows so little about their own employee.
Unless they’re simply LYING.
They are the most trusted name in news.
— Marmilin Voncarstein (@marmilin) April 15, 2020
They couldn’t be lying to the public, could they? Not such a ‘trusted’ source as they are.