Sean Hannity of Fox News has doubled his defense of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, saying he did not endorse the harassment of public figures and "admired" Cuomo for standing up for himself.
I do not support harassment of public figures, especially in the eyes of their children and their family, their wife, "said the host in" Hannity "and returned his tweet from Monday night.
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] "Nobody in this country should be mocked for their political beliefs or beliefs."
A video of Cuomo was viralised on Monday night, showing the news anchor cursing and threatening a man who appeared to mock the host, by calling him "Fredo." A clue to the feeble-minded Corleone brother whom the late actor John Cazale played in the "Godfather" saga.
My name is Chris Cuomo, I'm an anchor on CNN, " Cuomo called to the man.
Hannity said Cuomo was justified in his reaction, should not apologize and reject the language he used in his confrontation with his Heckler.
"Chris has the right to defend himself and let's not be wrong here … we've heard all those words before," Hannity said.
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Cuomo's former CNN colleague Jeffrey Lord also offered his support when performing in "Hannity".
"I know Chris as a former CNN colleague, and you know he does not deserve that, he's a good person," Lord said, calling the incident "totally" unacceptable. "