Last night, Anthony Cumia, host of SirusXM's The Opie & Show, went on an angry, bitter, violent, racist rant on Twitter for hours. At one point he literally said about African Americans: "They are not people." But anybody who is at all familiar with Cumia wasn't the least bit surprised by his vitriol.
Cumia claims to have been assaulted by a black woman in Times Square last night. He says he was taking photos and the woman objected to being in the frame. She allegedly punched him, although when pressed by his Twitter followers, he said he "never felt [his] life was in imminent danger" and didn't see a reason to "escalate the situation" by calling the police.
He did, however, call the woman a "fucking cunt" and later took to Twitter to call black people "animals" and "savages" who "prey on white people" and are inherently violent. He also repeatedly discussed how "lucky" she was that he didn't shoot her with the gun he was carrying and added that he hopes she gets killed or that "a home boy beats her to death."
But this isn't anything out of the ordinary for Cumia. He regularly makes jokes at the expense of black people on his SiriusXM show and his personal podcast. It's been going on for years, but the kind of people who would typically be offended by the things Cumia says about race aren't willing to wade through hours of his radio show everyday. He's been in a unique position to speak so egregiously on racial issues without being particularly challenged or taken to task by the opposition or his parent company.
Here's just a small taste of what he's said in recent years:
In an otherwise innocuous—and frankly, boring—discussion about a trip to the dentist, Cumia said:
"Does race matter to you at the doctors? It does to me. When I look for a doctor or a dentist, I look and I try to figure out the name and see if the name is somebody who might be my own race. I just trust my own race more."
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I'm surprised it took this long to caught media's attention that this guy (which has a HUGE following) is a POS. I know the have been fined by SiriusXM before but I wonder what will happen this time...