Shock jock fired for racist Twitter rant


Locutus
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Longtime shock jock Anthony Cumia has been fired from his “Opie & Anthony” radio gig after unleashing a racially charged Twitter rant (external - login to view) on Tuesday.

SiriusXM made the decision to release Cumia after he took to the social media website to vent about a run in he had with a black woman in Times Square.

The 53-year-old satellite radio host claims that the woman repeatedly punched him early Tuesday after he had taken some pictures with her in the frame.

The company released a statement that read:

“SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthonychannel. The decision was made, and Cumia informed, late Thursday, July 3, after careful consideration of his racially charged and hate-filled remarks on social media. Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.”

Cumia once again took to twitter to give his response, choosing to stick to his guns.

“Sirius decided to cave and fire me. Welcome to bizarro world…” he tweeted Friday morning.

“After the weekend, I’ll have a better idea of things. F*** Sirius.”

Despite calling the woman a “pig” and a “savage violent animal,” Cumia has previously said he isn’t in the wrong.

“My posts on Twitter after I was assaulted were profanity laced indeed but racist? Nope. Why should I afford my attacker any courtesy. Insane,” he tweeted.



punched me 5 more times. She’s lucky I was a white legal gun owner or she’d be dead. Then 5 blacks started giving me ****!’ ‘— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014 (external - login to view)


season on white people in this day and age. No recourse. Fight back and you’re a racist. The predators know this. Good luck’ ‘— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014 (external - login to view)
‘The switch to violence is immediate. No discussion, just violence. When will THAT be addressed? Oh, right, never. Slavery did it? Oh, ok.’
‘— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014 (external - login to view)


Shock jock fired for racist Twitter rant | New York Post (external - login to view)


buh bye
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Total BS. I'll be cancelling my Sirius.
 
Locutus
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eh1eh
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Shocking
 
Tecumsehsbones
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How dare Obama violate the First Amendment in such a blatant fashion!
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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I'm with Cumia!

F_ck Sirius!

Kudos to Anthony Cumia for sticking to his guns! There will be a huge settlement check from Sirius and there was not a single racial slur in tweet.

Careful folks, you could find yourself in a similar situation.
Last edited by Retired_Can_Soldier; Jul 5th, 2014 at 10:18 PM..
 
tay
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Isn't the whole point of Sat Radio that you can do what you want without oversight?


That was the reason Stern went there.


Could be just a ratings firing and he will be brought back.......
 
Sal
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I want to know what he said... all I see are a bunch of stars
 
Tonington
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He thinks it`s Bizarro world that Sirius fired him? That woman must have really hit him hard!
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

He thinks it`s Bizarro world that Sirius fired him? That woman must have really hit him hard!

maybe those stars in his post are a result of head trauma
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Somebody punches you in the face once, political correctness is the furthest thing from your mind. He was punched ten times and rather than punch her back he called her a C_nt and a savage. There was not one racial epitaph in either his exchange or a tweet. Insane that Sirius dumped him over this, but that is the world we live in.
 
Corduroy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

Somebody punches you in the face once, political correctness is the furthest thing from your mind.

It's weird how for some people "political correctness" is thing you do. Yeah, I guess when you're punched in the face your normal restraint from being a racist ****wad is hard to maintain. But if you aren't a racist ****wad you don't have that problem.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

It's weird how for some people "political correctness" is thing you do. Yeah, I guess when you're punched in the face your normal restraint from being a racist ****wad is hard to maintain. But if you aren't a racist ****wad you don't have that problem.

Ever been punched in the face ten times? Ever said something out of character? Mob mentality? We live in a society where we will crucify someone over words and throw away all context. You should hope it never happens to you.
 
Locutus
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Jim Goad (external - login to view)on the firing of Anthony Cumia, of the legendary shock-jock duo, Opie & Anthony:
But Cumia is far more than merely the latest celebrity victim of the ongoing Great Anti-Racist Purge. What adds an entirely different dimension to his case is the alleged real-life violence. At the time of this writing, his purported Negress assailant has yet to emerge to tell her side, but if Cumia’s not lying, his firing and one-way boat ticket to Racistville are evidence that in modern America, it’s considered worse for white people to say or think bad things about blacks than it is for blacks to physically assault whites.
blazingcatfur.blogspot.ca/201...#disqus_thread (external - login to view)





Late one night last week, radio host Anthony Cumia nearly became the Bernie Goetz of shock jocks. But unlike Goetz, he didn’t use his gun, even though he says he was carrying one when he was assaulted. Instead, he went on Twitter and ran his mouth after it happened. As a result, he lost his satellite radio gig and, presumably, the $3 million yearly salary that goes along with it.

Cumia, the cohost of The Opie and Anthony Show—which has been broadcasting in various incarnations for nearly twenty years (external - login to view) and until last week had been running on Sirius XM Radio—says that after midnight on July 2 a black female approached him and punched him repeatedly under some scaffolding near Times Square. Cumia says he was out taking pictures—he’s allegedly a photography geek—when he captured a shot of the woman walking under the scaffolding. She’s framed almost in the center of the photo (external - login to view), so it would seem that she didn’t accidentally wind up in the shot.


According to Cumia, the woman saw him snap the photo, indignantly stomped up to him, called him a “white mother****er,” and belted him in the face. On Twitter shortly after the incident, Cumia wrote that he replied by calling her a “&$;;-:”—since it’s six characters and the middle two characters are repeated, I’m going to way out on the banana-tree limb and assume he means “n!gger”—whereupon she punched him five more times. Cumia says that about five black males then started hassling him.

He seems to have extricated himself from the situation without any significant loss of blood, at which point he went into full-on Charles Bronson/Clint Eastwood/Travis Bickle mode in the middle of the night on Twitter:
It’s really open season on white people in this day and age. No recourse. Fight back and you’re a racist. The predators know this. Good luck….They run things now. We’re done….There’s a deep seeded [sic] problem with violence in the black community. Try to address it and you’ll be exiled to racistville. But it’s real.
Here are a dozen (external - login to view) of the more incendiary tweets from Cumia’s midsummer night’s verbal haranguing.

As far as I can tell, the term “shock jock” refers to any broadcaster who says things that no one would have found shocking 50 years ago. Though Cumia has buttered his bread for two decades as one of the country’s better known “shock jocks,” last week’s lava-belching Twitter tirade proved too shocking for his employer:
SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony channel. The decision was made, and Cumia informed, late Thursday, July 3 after careful consideration of his racially charged and hate-filled remarks on social media. Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.
But Cumia is far more than merely the latest celebrity victim of the ongoing Great Anti-Racist Purge. What adds an entirely different dimension to his case is the alleged real-life violence. At the time of this writing, his purported Negress assailant has yet to emerge to tell her side, but if Cumia’s not lying, his firing and one-way boat ticket to Racistville are evidence that in modern America, it’s considered worse for white people to say or think bad things about blacks than it is for blacks to physically assault whites. I suspect that Cumia drew more wrath upon himself for daring to mention black-on-white violence than he did for using words such as “c*nt” and even the time-honored “n!gger.” Acknowledging blacks’ overwhelming edge in American interracial-violence statistics these days is one of the things you can’t say if you expect to have a lucrative media career, no matter how true it might be. To keep your job, you have to pretend that the White Hate Nazi Klan Machine is still rolling along Mississippi Burning-style.


By the weekend, Cumia had deleted all tweets he’d ever made—everything, throughout his entire history on Twitter. In their stead, he then posted two pictures—one of them with a black friend of his named Carlton (external - login to view) and the other with a white tranny (external - login to view) who has admittedly amazing breasts (external - login to view). At some point over the weekend and apparently half-****faced, he posted a video of himself and Carlton singing a karaoke version of Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder’s treacly ode to interracial harmony, “

Ebony and Ivory

.”

But these latest gestures seem snide, as if he’s playing it for laughs. If so, good for him. Although he deleted all his tweets even after it was too late for him to keep his job, I have yet to hear the slightest evidence of him flat-out apologizing. For all I know—indeed, for all I hope—he may be sitting in a lawn chair, sipping a martini, and enjoying the sun in his backyard in Racistville, USA. If one day he winds up crying on camera and saying that he never meant what he said, I would prefer that you didn’t tell me.

I’ve often thought that comedians are the last bastion of ballsiness in American media. Last week that old plastic-surgery monster Joan Rivers (external - login to view) called Barack Obama gay and Michelle Obama a “tranny,” and I see no hint of her being forced to eat her words. Gilbert Gottfried, fired a few years ago from his gig as the voice of the Aflac duck because he made a joke on Twitter about Japanese tsunami victims, recently penned a brilliant Playboy essay bemoaning “The Apology Epidemic (external - login to view)” that he says has destroyed modern comedy. If there is ever to be any significant cultural pushback against political correctness, a few gutsy popular comedians may represent the vanguard. But that’s so foolishly hopeful, it’s comical.

Anthony Cumia’s critics—yea, they are legion, and they all seem to be fat white bearded males who wear glasses, voted for Obama, and collect Star Wars memorabilia—are quick to note that this isn’t a “free speech” or a First Amendment issue. Rather, it’s that ultra-rare occasion where the “free market” does something they like—namely, it strips ideological heretics of the ability to put food on the table. I’d be willing to accept their “free market” argument if they were open to the idea of a true free market—say, one in which employers were free not to hire loudmouthed urban black women for fear that they might call you a “white mother****er” and repeatedly punch you if you don’t ask them for permission before taking their picture. If we can all agree to that, then let freedom ring!


Exiled to Racistville - Taki's Magazine (external - login to view)
 
Locutus
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Here's the pic that got the whoare bitch piece of cu*nt all pissy. pic.twitter.com/ckju7ukBTy
— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) July 2, 2014 (external - login to view)










you'll hafta replace the stars with the 'c' word gentle readers:

SiriusXM Host Claims "****rag" Assaulted Him in Racist Twitter Rant (external - login to view)

he seemed upset at this prickly thing eh.
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post




By the weekend, Cumia had deleted all tweets he’d ever made—everything, throughout his entire history on Twitter. In their stead, he then posted two pictures—one of them with a black friend of his named Carlton (external - login to view) and the other with a white tranny (external - login to view) who has admittedly amazing breasts (external - login to view). At some point over the weekend and apparently half-****faced, he posted a video of himself and Carlton singing a karaoke version of Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder’s treacly ode to interracial harmony, “

Ebony and Ivory

.”

Bailey Jay is pretty hot.
 
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