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Posted on 07/05/2014 8:05:35 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
Shock jock fired for racist Twitter rant By Chris Perez
Longtime shock jock Anthony Cumia has been fired from his Opie & Anthony radio gig after unleashing a racially charged Twitter rant 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.
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Wait a minute. Wasn’t this guy put on the air in the first place to “shock”?
What he did was shocking. What’s the problem?
Don’t shed a tear for these idiots. These are the guys that had a couple having sex in the Cathedral in New York. Jim Koch of Sam Adams beer was laughing along with them in the studio. These are bad people.
Yes racism is a one way street. And another job (or marriage or freedom from incarceration or from being sued ) lost to social media networking.
Maybe someone else has found some further details.
Wow what a jerk? For a white man in the public eye he should have known better than to speak his mind. Only black folks can say anthing about white people with no problem.
Yep. Nice catch. They certainly are. Good riddance.
He carries too, which is like incredible being that it’s the fascist city of New York.. I like this comment he made:
“Shes lucky I was a white legal gun owner or shed be dead.”
The cathedral stunt doesn’t lessen my disgust with the black and brown supremacists who have taken over this once great nation.
I think we all need to be concerned with the race hustlers’ lowering of the bar on what constitutes ‘racism’. People are losing their jobs today. Tomorrow it’ll mean jail.
So far is seems you are the only ones that gets it, I sometimes worry about how much influence the liberal agenda has had on some freepers!
So the guy is a turdball, that’s not the point, or is it, maybe I am seeing this totally wrong, am I?
“...maybe I am seeing this totally wrong, am I?”
I think one of the most stunning things here is the total acceptance of the woman’s initial attack, which carried significant hate crime overtones. This is being completely ignored.
Instead, the focus is on the response, which given the circumstances, seems to be entirely appropriate. But since the attacker was black, she can do no wrong so it’s Anthony who must be crucified in the court of public opinion.
Even if he is a slimeball, he still has rights. When we start overlooking this because we don’t like him, we start sliding down a very slippery slope.
And therein pies part of the problem. The fear is all one way.
That is an excellent point. Here's the progression:
Insensitive speech --> racist speech --> illegal hate speech
And what is particularly bothersome is that it is all a one-way street. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson still have their jobs.
he has been a guest on Red Eye a few times, I wonder if they will have him back soon.
This is called karma.
He heap his own abuse on people thru the years. It came back and bite him.
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