OPENING UP A NEW DISCUSSION ABOUT THE SLURS. MARCIA KRAMER HAS THE STORY. Reporter: IT ALL HAPPENED BECAUSE CNN CHRIS CUOMO DIDN’T LIKE BEING CALLED FREIDO. THE INEFFECTIVE SON IN THE GOD FATHER FORCED TO TAKE A BACKSEAT TO YOUNGER BROTHER, MICHAEL. Reporter: PSYCHOLOGISTS COULD HAVE A FIELD DAY. BUT WHY CHRIS, THE YOUNGEST OF FIVE CUOMO SIBLINGS, HIS BROTHER HAPPENS TO BE THE GOVERNOR STATE OF NEW YORK DIDN’T LIKE BEING CALLED FREDO. HE LOST IT IN A PROFANITY-LACED TIRADE. THE VIDEO CAUSED SOME TO SUGGEST HE WAS SET UP, BUT IT WAS HIS INSISTENCE IN CALLING AN ITALIAN A VERY PUBLIC DEBATE ABOUT ETHNIC SLURS. FOR THAT INFO, I BET FRANK SINATRA WOULD HAVE PUNCHED YOUR TEETH OUT. IT DIDN’T LIVE TO THE LEVEL OF THE F WORD, BUT CALLED IT ETHNIC DEFAMATION. I WOULD BE PERSONALLY OFFENDED. IT IS AN ETHNIC SLUR. Reporter: DR. KATHLEEN LAPENTA, DIRECTOR OF THE BRONX INITIATIVE, TOLD CBS2 THAT CALLING SOMEONE FREDO CERTAINLY SEEMS TO CARRY THE WEIGHT OF THE BAD STEREOTYPE. CHRIS CUOMO’S REACTION SUGGESTS SPARKS A STRONG REACTION. CUOMO WAS OUT OF CONTROL. YOU WOULD NEVER SEE ME DO THAT. Reporter: CALLING SOMEBODY FREDO AN ETHNIC SLUR? I BELIEVE IT IS. THE INTENT OF THAT GUY WAS HE WAS CALLING CUOMO’S ENTIRE FAMILY A BUNCH OF GANGSTERS, WHICH IS CERTAINLY NOT TRUE. I WOULD BE OFFENDED IF I WAS ITALIAN. YES, I WOULD BE OFFENDED, YES. THERE IS NO RESPONSE FROM GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICE ON FREDOGATE. BUT TWEETING A RESPONSE SAYING, “I SHOULD BE BETTER THAN THE GUYS BAITING ME.” HE ADDED THERE IS A LESSON FROM THE EPISODE, NO NEED TO ADD TO