CNN’s Chris Cuomo is at it again. The target of his raging hypocrisy this time, was Mark McCloskey, who was the recent victim of would be rioters breaking down his gate to march through his property and who knows what else had they not been resisted.
Anyway, remember, Chris Cuomo is the man who, a few months ago, was filmed verbally assaulting another man who he deemed a threat to him and his family. Of course, that man David Whelan, dubbed a “jackass, loser, fat-tire biker” by Cuomo, had not physically threatened the CNN news anchor nor his family. He merely called out Cuomo for his hypocrisy, as Cuomo had been preaching social distancing to the public for weeks on television.
“‘Your brother is the coronavirus czar, and you’re not even following his rules — unnecessary travel,’” Whelan said to Cuomo at the time. Who Whelan alleged, retorted thus: “‘Who the hell are you?! I can do what I want!’”
Which brings us nicely to the McCloskey incident. You see, Chris Cuomo, who felt compelled at that time to defend his family from a non existent threat, levelled that very accusation at Mark McCloskey. The obvious difference being McCloskey was justified in his actions.
Just in case you’ve been asleep this past week, a group of Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters broke down the gate of McCloskey’s home, which was clearly marked “Private Property”, and streamed through said private property. McCloskey and his wife confronted the group with firearms, warning them to leave their property; which the would-be rioters eventually did.
The incident was over without the loss of life and apart from the damaged gate, without the loss of property, which surely would have been the case had McCloskey not shown up with a deadly firearm to defend his home.
For defending his home against Antifa and BLM though, McCloskey, according the one known as ‘Fredo’ is now the face of political resistance to the BLM. Chris Cuomo asked McCloskey on his show last night: “How do you feel about becoming the face of political resistance to the Black Lives Matter movement?”
Cuomo asked this with as straight of a face as he could muster; perhaps trying to convince his intellectually neutered audience, that his question was based on well established, well-known, scientific facts. It of course was his own opinion thinly dressed in the form of a not so subtle question.
McCloskey for his part, treated that question with the contempt it deserved. “First of all that’s a completely ridiculous statement. I’m not the face of anything opposing the Black Lives Matter movement. I was a person scared for my life, who was protecting my wife, my home, my hearth, my livelihood.”
He added: “I was a victim of a mob that came through the gate. I didn’t care what colour they were. I didn’t care what their motivation was. I was frightened, I was assaulted, and I was in imminent fear that they would run me over, kill me, and burn my house.”
McCloskey said this in order to set up this incredibly important point to Chris Cuomo: “You have to understand this in the context of St. Louis, where on June the 2nd this year, I watched the city burn, I watched the 7-Eleven get smashed in, looted and burned for forty minutes on live television with nobody showing up to do anything and I realised at that time we’re on our own. When bad things happen, they unpredictably turn real bad, real fast.”
McCloskey astutely, didn’t forget the “black” life that should have mattered, and ultimately didn’t to the rioters and looters. “That same night” he said to Cuomo, who himself wore as glib a look on his face as he could muster, the other stupid question he’d been dying to ask, apparently the only thing occupying his block head. “Retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn was murdered.”
Unsurprisingly, at the mention of Dorn’s murder, Cuomo’s smug mug went from glib to more glib. He couldn’t care less by the looks of things, as Dorn’s murder has been one of the biggest contradictions of CNN’s fake woke and fake news agenda.
Thankfully, that didn’t deter McCloskey. “These get really bad, really quickly. And when those people came through the gate, when it was a mob; I didn’t take the time to see their birth certificates or anything else. I was defending my house, my life, my wife and I’ve spent thirty two years building there.”
Unmoved by McCloskey’s story, and robotic in his tone, Cuomo spat out his automatic response: “I understand what you say your rationale was.” After he’d just proven the opposite.
Quickly, “Fredo” moved onto his other talking point without taking the time to digest the truth of what McCloskey had said.
“To be clear”, Cuomo began before asking: “Did anything happen to you or your family?” What was clear was that although Cuomo heard what McCloskey had said, he clearly didn’t listen or just didn’t care.
Unwavered, McCloskey responded like a champ. “Yeah my life has been ruined.” But Cuomo didn’t let him finish. “We’ll get to that Mr. McCloskey. I don’t mean to cut you off. But I’m saying that night did anything happen to you, your family, or your property.”
Asking a stupid question once is bad enough. Twice, is something Fredo would do I suppose. And besides that, why doesn’t Cuomo know or take heed of the fact that the man’s gate was destroyed. The counts as property too. The rioters broke their way in, they weren’t invited. Cuomo, who allegedly knows the law, ought to know that that alone is a crime.
Anyway, McCloskey was ready for the absurd. “Yeah, it’s called social intimidation. It’s called terrorism.”
“Chris what’s the definition of terrorism?” McCloskey asked Cuomo; perfectly reasonable given the stupidity of Cuomo’s question. “To use violence and intimidation to frighten the public.” defined McCloskey to the simpleminded. “That’s what was happening. That’s what happened to me. That’s the damage I suffered.”
“You were the one pointing a loaded gun at a group of people who were walking past, looking for the mayor’s house as a point of protest.”
Yes, a riotous gang is now classified as “a group of people” by the fake news mob. That loaded gun being pointed, prevented McCloskey’s home from being possibly destroyed and who knows what they’d have done to him and his wife for the crime of being “white”. But according to Cuomo, they were “a group of people”.
Thankfully, Here McCloskey raised his hand to interject and stop the stupid false narrative CNN has been peddling since this whole ordeal occurred. “Chris that’s an entirely false concept. No single media outlet has ever mentioned the complete falsity of that statement. The Mayor’s house cannot be reached through my neighbourhood.”