Fredo and the Streisand Effect

Fredo and the Streisand Effect

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the viral video of Chris Cuomo losing his marbles after a guy called him Fredo. 

Turns out Fredo Cuomo has a bit of a potty mouth. I guess he figures the best way to prove that he isn’t the weak, dumb brother is to use the F-word with wild abandon.

But profanity is not a sign of toughness. Rather it is the refuge of the weak.

Now, people have been calling Chris Cuomo Fredo for years. And thanks to Chris’ hysterical meltdown caught on video, it’s likely even more people will be calling him Fredo from here on out.

It’s even trending on Twitter.

Fredo Cuomo trending

This is called the Streisand Effect.

For those who don’t know the etymology, the Streisand Effect was coined after Barbra Streisand sued a photographer for violating her privacy after taking an aerial photograph of the Malibu coastline that included her estate.

But thanks to the lawsuit, far more attention was brought to that photo than would have had Streisand simply not done a thing.

So the Streisand Effect has come to mean “when an attempt to hide, remove or censor a piece of information results in said information becoming more widely disseminated.”

Chris Cuomo is trapped in his own Streisand Effect.

I just did a Bing search on the name Fredo Corleone and guess what came up first?

Bing search Fredo

Of course CNN didn’t make it any better for the dumb brother.

Rather than simply letting it lie, CNN’s VP felt the need to respond after Donald Trump Jr. goaded the network.

Two things:

First, Chris wasn’t “verbally attacked.” If anyone was verbally abusive it was F-word Cuomo (And I don’t mean “F-word” as in “Fredo”).

Second, calling the dumb Cuomo “Fredo” isn’t an “ethnic slur.” It has a very specific meaning – namely the dumb, weak brother from the Godfather that got passed over.

In the video, Cuomo actually claimed that calling him “Fredo” is just as bad as the “N-word.” Yeah, no it’s not.

Keep talking, Chris.  Thanks to your big mouth, you will never wash off the name.  You might as well get it tattooed to your forehead.

Chris Cuomo knows full well what the name implies. That’s precisely why he was so angry about it.

But like any card-carrying Leftist, he is attempting to portray himself as a victim – while cussing up a storm and threatening to “f**cking throw you down the stairs!”

But the truth is, in order to have a Fredo you have to have a smart brother.  And given Chris’ brother is Andrew, well, there is no smart brother in the Cuomo family.

Andrew and Chris have been in a horse race for years over which one of them is the Fredo of the Cuomos.

And thanks to that viral video and the Streisand Effect, for this week anyway, Chris is ahead by a length.

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10 thoughts on “Fredo and the Streisand Effect

  • August 13, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Love the photoshop! If your photoshop were a Filet Mignon, it would be Michelin 3 Star cuisine!

  • August 13, 2019 at 11:54 am



  • August 13, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Hilarious that the “dumb” brother doesn’t want to be referred to as the dumb brother and so mistakenly claims the term means something else. Oh, the irony–it hurts!

  • August 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    This event and the reaction of ‘Fredo’ is the gift that will keep on giving for years to come!!

    Great imagery Dianny!!! I would add that Andrew reminds me of Sonny with his bull headed approach to everything.

    The character of ‘Michael Corleone will not be cast in this sequel……..

    No one could not find a member of the Cuomo family smart enough to play the character.

  • August 13, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Profanity – The last refuge of the weak-minded.

    • August 13, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      “And thanks to that viral video and the Streisand Effect, for this week anyway, Chris is ahead by a length.”

      Speaking of horse races, I feel sorry for his wife. She wakes up every day with that bloody horse’s ass in the bed with her.

  • August 13, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    I always thought Fredo meant “a guy who can show you a good time in Havana”

    What’s the problem? Doesnt everyone want to have a good time in Havana?

  • August 13, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Fredo C. could defuse this whole thing by doing something very simple. Whenever anybody taunts him by calling him Fredo, he could smile, point at them, and say, “You lose! Thanks for playing!” and then walk away. I’m confident the taunts would cease after a short while.

    I say could defuse because this approach is only theoretically possible. It will never happen this way. Fredo couldn’t possibly do this because he is Fredo.

  • August 13, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    I can’t wait to hear the ‘Fredo’ chant at the next Trump rally.
    You know it’s gonna happen!

  • August 14, 2019 at 10:25 am

    He looks more like Frodo.

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