(Tea Party 247) – CNN’s Chris Cuomo, aka “Guido,” made an absolute fool of himself on Tuesday night when he invited on the St. Louis man who went viral after he and his wife defended their property from a group of Black Lives Matter activists who threatened his home and family.
After giving the predictable far-left spin on the story, Cuomo accused Fox News’ Tucker Carlson of spinning it in the opposite direction (Lord forbid a cable news network present a view that is anything but far-leftist, right?). He also vehemently defended the violent mob that had threatened the well-armed St. Louis man, Mark McCloskey, who McCloskey said was “screaming death threats at me and threatening to burn my house and kill my dog.”
“How do you feel about becoming the face of political resistance to the Black Lives Matter movement?” Cuomo asked from the get-go.
“First of all, that’s a completely ridiculous statement,” McCloskey said. “I’m not the face of anything opposing to Black Lives Matters movement. I was a person scared for my life, protecting my wife, my home, my hearth, my livelihood, I was a victim of a mob that came through the gate. I didn’t care what color they were. I didn’t care what their motivation was. I was frightened. I was assaulted and I was in imminent fear they would run me over, kill me.”
In reference to riots in St. Louis last month, McCloskey declared, “I realized at that time we’re on our own, when bad things happen they unpredictably turn real bad real fast.”
Cuomo, trying to recover the mob’s reputation, asked his guest if anything had happened to him or his property.
“Yeah, it’s called social intimidation, terrorism,” McCloskey said, adding that, in the aftermath, his life has been ruined.
“What is the definition of terrorism, to use violence and intimidation, that’s what happened to me. That’s the damage I suffered.”
Cuomo, amazingly, tried to defend the mob as people simply walking around and looking for their point of protest.
“You were the one pointing a loaded weapon at a group of people who were walking past, looking for the mayor’s house as a point of protest,” the CNN anchor countered.
McCloskey put this to rest promptly by denouncing it as “an entirely false concept,” and that no one in the media has reported that the mayor’s house can’t even be reached through his private neighborhood!
Cuomo was appalled at the use of the word “terrorism” to describe the actions of an unruly mob who, according to one video of the evening, crashed through a gate leading to the private neighborhood.
He also took a cheap shot at his guest for having his attorney present and suggested that, since no harm was done to his family, all was well that ended well.
McCloskey promptly noted that perhaps all was well because he and his wife were standing there with guns.
McCloskey’s attorney, Albert Watkins, also noted that America needs to listen to what Black Lives Matter has to say and that there is a secondary issue at play here.
Like any leftist, this idea shocked Cuomo. “How does that justify what happened here!”
He then tried to draw attention to the fact that Trump had tweeted about the incident.
McCloskey also said he was “reluctant” to come on Cuomo’s show (who can blame him).
Later, Cuomo tried to change his tune.
“I don’t like that you have been weaponized for political means,” he said. “I’m not saying that you weren’t within your rights to do what you were doing. That will be judged by the system.
“Listen, I think I’m fair,” he continued. “I’m not going to use you as a pawn to advance my own agenda like the show you just went on — which is where someone wants people to see Black Lives Matter as inimical to the American people.”
“You have been used and politically weaponized as a face of white resistance to that movement,” he said of Trump’s tweet.
Watkins replied first by saying that the BLM movement has a “noble message,” but that this gives no one “a license to rape, rob, pillage — bowl over all of our rights.”
McCloskey, with the last word, dropped a bombshell: “A guy stands in front of me, pulls out two loaded pistol magazines, snaps them in front of my face and says, ‘You’re next.’ If you were there, Chris, I think you’d feel like you had a right to defend yourself, as well.”
Chris Cuomo ends with back-handed swipes at Mark McCloskey as an image of whiteness and opposition to Black Lives Matter, so McCloskey fires back with some 🔥🔥🔥🔥 : "I'm glad you're a mind reader because no one else thinks you are." pic.twitter.com/ewowmBeSFg
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 1, 2020