Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ummm, He's A Shock Jock...What Did You Expect?

From the NY Daily News: Shock jock Anthony Cumia was yanked off the air for his racist Twitter rant against a black woman he claimed punched him in Times Square, SiriusXM announced Friday.
Cumia, one half of the longtime radio team “Opie & Anthony,” was fired by SiriusXM, who called the 53-year-old disc jockey’s remarks “hate-filled.”
When reached by a Daily News reporter at his posh home on Long Island, Cumia — who reportedly earns $3 million a year — acted like getting the ax was no big deal.
“I’m doing fine,” he said at the Roslyn Heights home. “There’s plenty of options in this day and age and that’s all I’m going to say about it.”
Cumia had plenty to say earlier this week on Twitter when he called the woman an “animal b---h” and a “savage.”
The foul-mouthed host argued on Twitter that he was the real victim .
“Sirius decided to cave and fire me,” he tweeted Friday. “Welcome to bizarro world. Fired for s--t that wasn’t even on the air & wasn’t illegal. So, who’s next?”
He said he wouldn’t apologize for any of the tweets he wrote since the alleged attack early Tuesday.
Cumia claims the woman punched him in the face after she realized she was in one of several pictures he had been taking at the Crossroads of the World.
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Let's see.  He's a shock jock.  He picks on just about everyone and he says shocking things.  That's his job and the radio station knew it.
But I don't feel too bad for him.  He will get the remaining money on his contract and he gets to rip Sirius all he wants.

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