Video of the Day: St. Louis Man Who Defended Home From The Mob Smacks Down CNN Propagandist Chris Cuomo

As we and others reported, Mark and Patty McCloskey defended their St. Louis home when a mob of Black Lives Matter protesters broke into a private gated community with firearms, triggering a number of leftists who apparently thought it was racist for them to defend their own home from a group of people who threatened to kill them.

During an interview on Fake Chinese Propaganda network CNN, propagandist Chris “Fredo” Cuomo spent 13 minutes trying to make McCloskey appear to be “the face of resistance” to Black Lives Matter.

“How do you feel about becoming the face of political resistance to the Black Lives Matter movement?” Cuomo asked, apparently unaware that McCloskey, actually supports BLM and has donated to Democrats.

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“I am not the face of anything opposing the Black Lives Matters movement,” McCloskey told Cuomo.  “I was a person scared for my life who was protecting my wife, my home, my heart, 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, burn my house and you have to listen to context in St. Louis where in June 2nd of this year, I watched the city burn, I watched the 7-11 get smashed in, looted, and burned for 40 minutes on live television with nobody showing up to do anything. And I realized at that time, we’re on our own,” he added.

“When bad things happen, they unpredictably turn real bad, real fast. That same night, retired St. Louis police captain David Doran was murdered. These things get very bad very quickly. 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 — my house, my life, my wife and what I spent 32 years building there,” he told Cuomo.

McCloskey shredded Cuomo, telling the propagandist that what was done to him was terrorism.  He went on to highlight the false information put out by a number of liberal media outlets.

“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,” Cuomo said.

“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 neighborhood. Lyda Krewson lives up on a road called Lake and Washington. That’s three blocks north and a half a mile west of my house,” McCloskey told him.

There’s plenty more.  Here’s the first video:

It didn’t end there.

Here’s a transcript as posted by Newsbusters:

MCCLOSKEY: I was reluctant to come on your show for — for a similar reason. But let me say this you said it was protesting police brutality. That’s absolutely inaccurate. The announced purpose for this event was to ask the Mayor Lyda Krewson, whose own husband was murdered in her driveway in that same house years ago, in front of her and her kids, okay? That’s how undangerous these things are. The alleged purpose of this event was to ask her to resign for doxxing protesters,

CUOMO: Right.

MCCLOSKEY: — who are — but guess what, have I been doxxed? Have those have been people walking down my street screaming death threats and threatening to burn my house and kill my dogs and what rooms in my house they were going to live in after they killed me, do you think them then distributing my information all over the western hemisphere is different than what they’re asking the mayor to resign for doing? This hypocrisy is just obvious nonsense.

CUOMO: Look. Again,

MCCLOSKEY: They have —

CUOMO: — again, Mr. McCloskey, I don’t like that you have been weaponized for political means. I’m not saying that you weren’t within your rights to do what you were doing. That will be judged by the system. That’s not why I’m having you on the show as I said at the top and you said I didn’t want to come on the show. Listen, I think I’m fair. 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 somebody wants people to see Black Lives Matter as inimical to the American cause. I don’t make those kinds of judgments for people. The guy who walked past your house on a looping piece of video had hands up, don’t shoot on this. The stated purpose of this demonstration and that’s all we can go on is that they didn’t like that the mayor outed or as you say doxxed people who were for defunding the police. And now you can like that or not like that. But you have been used and politically weaponized as a face of white resistance to that movement and that’s why I asked you that, not because that’s how you see yourself. But that’s how you’re being seen. I wanted to give you a chance with counsel to respond to that. I don’t see —


CUOMO: — I don’t see —

WATKINS: — I will respond to that.

CUOMO: — you can see that as an unfair question.


MCCLOSKEY: Guy stands in front of me, pulls out two loaded pistol magazines, snaps them together in front of my face and says, you’re next, okay? If you were there, Chris, I think you’d feel like you had a right to defend yourself, as well.

CUOMO: Absolutely. Somebody takes out magazines or ammunition and clicks it and makes a direct threat to, I would feel threatened 100 percent.

MCCLOSKEY: And that’s what happened to me.

CUOMO: And look, I know you are going through a process with this.

Cuomo continued to dismiss the threat and told McCloskey that he’s an “image of white resistance to this movement and I’m not saying that was fair to you, but we know that’s why [Trump retweeted] it because that’s why he deleted it.”

“I’m glad you are a mind reader because no one else thinks you are,” McCloskey said in response.

This, by the way, is CNN…  That says it all.

Curtis Houck concluded by informing us:

This attempt at character assassination and defense of a threatening, violent mob by CNN was bought and paid for by Carvana, Coventry Direct, and Wayfair.


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