Last Updated on June 17, 2021
Former White House official and Revolver News founder Darren Beattie has responded to the rant unleashed against himself and Revolver News’ story on 1/6 unindicted co-conspirators by CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Wednesday, in which Cuomo called Beattie a “dirtbag” and then brought on disgraced former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to “debunk” the story.
In a tweet published on Thursday, Beattie wrote, “Cuomo w Revolver News’ investigative report on 1/6…calls me a dirt bag… lol Cuomos entire pedigree is trash — his titty ring brother and his disgraced father In a serious country hed be wearing a white apron asking me if I prefer still or sparkling water with my bread.”
Cuomo w Revolver News' investigative report on 1/6…calls me a dirt bag… lol
Cuomos entire pedigree is trash — his titty ring brother and his disgraced father
In a serious country hed be wearing a white apron asking me if I prefer still or sparkling water with my bread pic.twitter.com/7PHc0kd41d
— Darren J. Beattie 🌐 (@DarrenJBeattie) June 17, 2021
The Cuomo family has frequently found itself at the center of scandal, stretching from family patriarch and former New York Governor Mario Cuomo’s alleged links to the state’s mafia organizations, to current governor Andrew Cuomo’s purported fascination with embedding metallic rings in his own nipples.
gg nipple ring king pic.twitter.com/ZeShdDNGar
— pt (@notpt0kes) June 15, 2021
More recently, Andrew Cumo’s handling of the COVID pandemic in New York – particularly as it relates to the care of elderly patients in nursing homes, has raised scrutiny – as have his brother Chris Cuomo’s false claims of being a strongman who curls 100-pound dumbbells with ease:
In one video, Cuomo can be seen casually pressing and curling a flat-sided dumbbell stamped with the words “Cuomo Prime Time 100 Iron Grip” in giant, bold white text.
“Just getting a little pre-show pump, you know… hundred pounds, you know, just kinda work it out, light stuff,” Cuomo says casually, while vigorously pumping the “100lb” weight overhead for roughly thirty seconds. The CNN host then hands the dumbbell to an intern, who comically buckles under its supposed weight and lets it fall to the floor. Cuomo has made the claim that he uses the 100lb dumbbell at the office as a form of light workout multiple times, with one photo showing him casually holding the weight aloft, arm muscles relaxed, while he types nonchalantly on his keyboard with the other hand.
Cuomo’s claim has been called out as false by professional bodybuilder Mark Lobliner, who attempted to replicate the television personality’s incredible feat of strength. Despite being visibly buffer than Cuomo, Lobliner demonstrated the difficulty of pressing 50lb and 80lb dumbbells while casually typing with the other hand, and was wholly unable to assume the same position as Cuomo with a 102.5lb dumbbell. “If you are a part of the lifting community or know anybody who is, there’s one thing we hate, and that’s when you fake it. Because that makes what we do look insignificant,” Lobliner said. “I’m confident those are fake dumbbells, and I’m also willing to bet Chris Cuomo $1,000 that he can’t sit at a desk holding a 100-lb dumbbell, typing.”
The reporting by Revolver News that invoked such rage in Chris Cuomo has been covered in some detail by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, as reported by National File.