Sirius XM Fires Anthony Cumia of ‘Opie & Anthony’ over ‘Racially-Charged’ Tweets

Janelle Griffith, NJ, July 7, 2014

Sirius XM fired shock jock Anthony Cumia of the “Opie & Anthony” radio show last week, after a series of “racially-charged” and “hate-filled” remarks on Twitter.

“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,” the satellite radio broadcaster, which has been airing “Opie & Anthony” since 2004, said in a statement. “Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.”

Cumia, who was one of the company’s most prominent talk-show hosts and whose career spans two decades and includes three firings, alleged in a tweet last week that he was punched in the face by a black woman who had stepped into the frame while he was taking a photograph in New York’s Times Square.

“This was an animal,” Cumia wrote on Twitter. “I shoulda smashed it’s face.”

He also added: “She’s lucky I was a white legal gun owner or she’d be dead. Then 5 blacks started giving me (expletive)!”

“It’s really open season on white people in this day and age,” Cumia wrote. “No recourse. Fight back and you’re a racist.” Cumia said he defended himself without hitting back.

The tweets were deleted from Cumia’s Twitter feed Saturday morning, one day after his firing, though Gawker has compiled many of them.

Cumia again took to Twitter, this time to criticize the decision to fire him.

“Sirius decided to cave and fire me. Welcome to bizarro world. Fired for (expletive) that wasn’t even on the air & wasn’t illegal. So, who’s next?,” he wrote Friday in a post that has since been deleted.

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  • TruthBeTold

    I don’t have Sirius but I believe most people want it for four reasons.

    They don’t have listen to commercials, they don’t have to worry about radio stations drifting in an out as they drive long distances, they have special formats, AND satellite radio is less restricted by FCC rules.

    If Sirius is going to become their own FCC and PC police, it’s going to turn off a few costumers.

    Enough to cause concern for their business model? I hope so.

    • Publius Pompilius Quitus

      The reason so many people loved XM is because it is free from pernicious do-gooders telling everyone what they can and can’t say. I guess that’s not true anymore. Nevertheless, O&A will suck without Cumia.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Who listens to RADIO anymore, anyway?!

      • TruthBeTold

        I often wonder that myself.

      • Steven Bannister

        I love radio. It’s one of the few mediums where you can actually hear some unabashed political commentary. The “average folk” who call into the show often provide some of the best moments. For genuine conservative viewpoints, it’s 100 times better than Faux News. Support local radio!

        • DNA Explains It All

          Completely agree. Its all “we” have.

      • SoulInvictus

        People who have to drive a lot. And some of the radio talk shows are actually interesting and informative. Alex Jones, Savage, Dennis Miller, Coast to Coast.
        Alex Jones has broken info on the whole border mess that it’s taken half a month for the rest of the media to catch up to.

        • Jack Burton

          Alex is a weird guy, he’s anti-racist as well, but he has a few redeeming qualities. What he did to that PoS Piers Morgan was brilliant and much deserved.

          • SoulInvictus

            I wouldn’t go so far as anti-racist. I mean he’s not going to break out in language like you’d read here, but he’s very culture conscious and you do catch frequent comments voicing concerns about problems facing whites and the West. Any time I hear someone right-leaning say West, I know how to interpret that.

            He also doesn’t get intimidated by someone lobbing “racist” at him, which I like.

          • MarcB1969

            He’s speaks openly about the medias marginalization of White men and how NAM’s are being encouraged to express their tribal unity to act as pawns in the Hegelian Dialectic. He’s wrong on several fronts, but he generally expresses common sense views on race.

        • Spikeygrrl

          I don’t want to take unnecessary chances on the road by doing too many things at once. Music is fine (I burn my own mixes to CD) for familiar routes and long stretches of freeway, but even then I turn it off when I need to concentrate on off/ramps, “only” lanes, and other complexities. I can’t even imagine driving and trying to concentrate on a substantive talk-show debate at the same time!

          My best buddy yacks on his cell phone and constantly shifts through radio frequencies (via a remote control — honestly, who has a REMOTE CONTROL for their CAR STEREO???), all while driving at highway speeds. This is so nervewracking for me that I refuse to go anywhere with him anymore unless we take MY car and I’M driving.

      • Jack Burton

        I listen to Michael Savage, that’s about it. Although it’s unbearable with the ads. Found this little gem conservativestream. com/recorded-shows/savage.php.

      • MarcB1969

        The best “radio” is now available via audio streaming.

        • Spikeygrrl

          Of course it is. On your computer. Now if they could just figure out how we can drive our computers to work…

          • MarcB1969

            I was referring to smart phones with streaming and pod casting applications. They are portable computers.

  • SiriusXM is teetering on the brink of financial collapse. There are lots of other less expensive if not free streaming options for music (try 181 dot fm — Their classic country channel, “Highway 181,” is pretty good), and SiriusXM’s only real selling point was Howard Stern and Opie & Anthony. The last thing they need to do is to get rid of their only real differentiating niches.

    • r j p

      My idea was for Garmin (when it was a high flier) to buy XMSR, LoJack, and that GM talky thingy ….
      Nobody listens to r j p …..

      • Nobody listens to me either. Welcome to the club.

        • DNA Explains It All

          A few do.

        • SoulInvictus

          Only the brightest and coolest I assure you.;)

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    This reminds me of something I read over at iSteve about how Liberals are all in favor of freedom for aggression. A sheboon chimps out and attacks a man for no good reason and the Liberals are worried most about the man making racially insensitive remarks .

    • TruthBeTold

      It’s amazing how the reaction is considered worse than the instigating event.

      • Kenner

        It’s the female, passive-aggressive strategy of provoke, provoke, provoke, and when the target reacts, make it about that.
        Stock in trade for all professional victims.

        • throttler

          That is unfair. Most women would never act like that beast.

          • Kenner

            True. I was speaking in general terms about the ‘professional victim’ game.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Nothing is more important in 2014 than the feelings of africans in america. Because of hurt feelings blacks are unable to build rocket ships to take us to Jupiter.

      • r j p

        Is there a black in Africa that has figured how to build an internal combustion engine?

        • DNA Explains It All

          Why would they need that? They used to be winged and fly, OMG could you imagine the sky darkening with thousands of them for an areal flash mobbing?

          • SoulInvictus

            The droppings, dear god…the droppings.
            Like The Birds, but with aerial deuces.

          • Whitetrashgang

            Its kind of a vision from hell, or as I call it Detroit hang gliding school.

          • SoulInvictus

            ^Outstanding.:)

          • Whitetrashgang

            Could you imagine a bunch of negros hang gliding naked while eating chicken and watermelon while nude and not being potty trained.Or is that what they call the congressional black congress? I get confused sometimes.

          • r j p

            Detroit hand glider specs:

            40oz holder
            KFC bucket holder
            Watermelon holding tray
            Blunt holder

          • r j p

            Giant pigeon sh*ts?

          • r j p

            You writing a Disney movie?

        • Jack Burton

          They’re still working on clean drinking water and how to farm.

  • Jim Goad has a good piece on Anthony’s firing over at Taki’s. There’s a change(dot)org petition to have Anthony reinstated. As I commented at Taki’s the power elites have too much vested in keeping the truth about blacks from being spoken by anyone of any influence. Thus, when Anthony tweeted that “They’re not people,” it was too much truth for the System to bear. The lie suits that group of elites better.

    I’ve also seen a story that some of the fans are canceling their SiriusXM subscriptions. Doing that, signing the petition, and writing comments on news stories that reflect the truth about blacks is the best we can do. I think it makes a difference, especially when we hurt them in the pocketbook.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      I’ve been following this case to some degree. What isn’t clear to me is why he was taking successive pictures. Was he snapping shots of her specifically or shooting that entrance?

      • Jack Burton

        It’s not clear either why he stood there and let the black woman hit him six times, without avoiding or retaliating? He does sound like a bitch if that’s true.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          The lead-up is murky. I could almost understand her confusion. She was probably saying to herself:

          “…Since when do White men want to photograph my Black, fat a$$?…”

          Like when that Black dude in Cincinnati or Cleveland helped rescue those 3 girls taken hostage by that greaserito. The Black man said:

          “When a White woman runs up to a Black man for help–you know something’s wrong”.

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        Regardless, like most paparazzi are aware, nobody has a “right” when out in public to NOT be photographed.

        If Kanye West can’t legally assault an unwanted photographer, neither can this hooker (sorry lady, it’s what you looked like).

        • AndrewInterrupted

          But, if she opportunity to create a money phony scenario? She could concoct any number of fictitious narratives. She could have said that Cumia blurted out: “Shake your booty, n*gger” just before he started filming. Hate speech. Pay day.

    • Jack Burton

      Pretty funny though considering I was instabanned over there for talking about race. They’re no better.

  • TruthBeTold

    “It’s really open season on white people in this day and age,” Cumia
    wrote. “No recourse. Fight back and you’re a racist.” Cumia said he
    defended himself without hitting back.

    If he blamed himself and the legacy of racism in America, he would still have his job.

    ‘The truth is no defense’. Chilling words.

    • Jack Burton

      How do you defend yourself without hitting back? LOL. Okay, so he just stood there and took shots to his face and elsewhere, doesn’t do anything, and then gets fired from what he said on Twitter. He’s 0-2.

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        He thought he was playing by the “rules”. Today’s version says that nobody can defend themselves from a lunatic woman’s assault, especially if she’s black. That’s the reality of it. I bet the mayor takes him to task as well for not properly taking his beating and admitting it was his fault since he’s white.

  • OhWow

    Anthony always told it like it was…and that’s why he got fired.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Opie & Anthony did a real dumb thing at WAAF in Boston, which deservedly got them fired. They thought it would be funny to call Boston Mayor “Mumbles” Menino’s mother in Florida and tell her that her son was dead.

      Brilliant. They deserved to be fired for that. Not many people could muster the gall to defend them, nor I.

      • Jack Burton

        I know right. Okay, they’re White, they’re not PC, but sounds like they’re douchebags anyway.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          That was just indefensible. They must need better handlers. Maybe a 30 minute delay or something. Good grief. I used to listen to them on WAAF quite a bit.

          I understand we’re against a Marxist enemy that has no morals or rules, but we have to draw the ethics line somewhere. Yeah, it’s in the septic tank, but it’s there.

          Maybe Cumia’s bad instincts are the result of having had a “….Schlomo in the woodpile” somewhere in his tree?

          He-he-he, “……Schlomo in the woodpile”. God, I love that one. <;-D

          What constitutes "Schlomo" status? 1% tribe?

  • Martel

    Many of his fans have now awoken. Thanks Sirius XM, I appreciate it.

    • Who Me?

      For every person who might have heeded his words, (“They’re not people”) and seen his firing for what it was, there will be 40 people who will see only that he said a ‘turruble, tuttuble RAYCISSS thing’, and got punished for it–and if I say something RAYCISSS, I’ll lose my job, and my house, and my family, and end up on the streets, homeless and hungry, begging for change…. Those 40 people will never dare say or even THINK anything that even smells like racism, out of fear if nothing else. This was a smart move for the libs, and one it will be hard to counter..

      • Martel

        It wasn’t smart at all, its not even a move, its an automated reaction by the “system” for lack of a better term, which will cost them dearly in the long run. Many O&A listeners will notice that because of “diversity”, their society is changing rapidly and not in a direction they appreciate. Many of them will also ponder about how insane it was for SiriusXM to fire this man. The frustrations such events cause push people to become more accepting of a different, and more reasonable(I always add) worldview.

        • Who Me?

          You have more confidence in the average “listeners” common sense than I do

  • r j p

    He may have been attacked but he blew it on his own. I D I O T.

    • IstvanIN

      Why is he an idiot?

      • r j p

        He spouted off like a jack-ass.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Yeah, that’s one of those count to 10 moments.
          Personally, I think he did it because their ratings are sagging.

          • r j p

            I am talking specifically about the tweets. He f’d up.
            I would never post things like that using my real name.

        • Andross

          Spouted off like a jack-ass? Seriously? Be glad he didn’t pummel the dumb negroid to death and just used words to make his point.

  • IstvanIN

    Reminds me of the Paula Dean mess. Don’t get upset if a black attacks you or lose your job. What a sick society we live in.

    • Jack Burton

      Completely different though. Paula actually did help blacks and is a good person. Other than her family the only people who spoke out in her favor were other blacks!

      Blacks are trouble, but Jews and liberals will ruin your life, even for a word you said ages ago!

  • Cid Campeador

    This is a letter that I wrote to Leonard “Cry me a river” Pitts regarding an editorial about the “Discussion about Race”.

    Mr. Pitts,

    I read your article about the Litmus test of Blackness. At the end you stated ” In discussing race we must be fearless. We must also be thoughtful and informed. And alive to the ramifications of what we say”.

    He who points a finger has three fingers pointing back at him.

    I recall an article that you wrote in which you made mention of what is called the Knoxville Horror in which a young White couple, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom who made a fatal mistake, (and to borrow a technique that you have used in the past when you comment on Black people who are pulled over by police officers), of “going out to meet friends while White”. They were highjacked at gunpoint by two Blacks, Letalvus Cobbins and Lemaricus Davidson, taken to a house in another part of Knoxville where they were beaten, subjected to every unspeakable sexual degradation imaginable e.g Channon was raped in every orifice of her body, Christopher was sodomized with a chair leg, beaten repeatedly and made to watch while they raped Channon. The torture went on all night and at some point Christopher was taken out to a railroad siding near the house, shot in the back and in the head execution style and and his body set afire. Channon drew her last breath “while White” and wrapped up in several trash bags and stuffed in a trash can while her tormentors ate breakfast and joked with each other.

    You summed up your article with “Cry me a river”. That was definitely “fearless” but not thoughtful and definitely totally inhuman. IT reflected the mentality of the monsters who murdered them. Neither was it “alive to the ramifications of what we say”. I can imagine the “Ramifications” had a White journalist made such a callous and insensitive comment about the James Byrd murder. As an aside those killers got the death penalty. Channon’s and Christian’s killers are getting a new trial . The Carr Brothers who raped, tortured and murdered four of five young people in Wichita had their death penalty reversed.

    I saw no article of yours regarding the NBPP leader King Samir Shabazz who stood on a corner in Philadelphia and through a bullhorn, called on passing Black males to “Kill crackers and kill their little babies”. He even has YT videos in which he discusses various methods of killing white babies in hospital nurseries.

    Eric Holder said that Americans are cowardly about discussing race. If he was referring to Whites, he was spot on right!

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Is it just me, or are these periodic media crucifixions of public figures for making politically incorrect statements getting more and more frequent? I don’t know if it’s a sign that the “powers that be” are getting increasingly powerful or just increasingly desperate…

  • Jefferson

    Anthony Cumia’s buddy Nick DiPaolo is just as politically incorrect as he is. They are a bunch of old school Italians.

    • Jack Burton

      DiPaolo is hilarious, one of the few good comedians left.

    • Black Plague

      Old school “racist” Italian…that would include me 😉

  • RHG

    “Fight back and you’re a racist.”
    _______
    Been saying for years now that there is going to come a time in this country that if you’re white and you don’t let a black or any non-white rob, rape or murder you, you’re going to be accused of “racism”. Hopefully, whites turn off this station in droves.

  • MBlanc46

    “Fight back and you’re a racist.”

    He sure got that right.

    • Jack Burton

      They’ll call you racist anyway, might as well defend yourself.

      • MBlanc46

        Fewer of us every day give a fig about being called “racist”.

  • Caucasoid88

    According to Cumia’s Twitter, so many people are cancelling their subscriptions that SiriusXM is offering free service now to those who are cancelling.

  • LHathaway

    “This was an animal,” Cumia wrote on Twitter. “I shoulda smashed it’s face.”

    Who talks like this? No respectable person. The irony being that it likely comes from all this ‘get tough on criminals, dead beats, and perverts’, talk that is intended to make rank and file white men toe the line?

    There are a lot or ‘race realist’ comments on the web these days, many of these posters, of all kinds, don’t sound much like human beings. They sound worse than the supposed underclass they are disdainful of, or at least proclaim themselves to be disdainful of. Perhaps it’s mostly monkey see, monkey do.

    • Jack Burton

      No respectable man gets his ass beat by a woman, is too scared to defend himself, and then talks tough on Twitter. It’s pathetic. He shouldn’t have lost his job, but he’s still lame.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Well, celebs (even ones with a sack) know they will get targeted to justify a lawsuit. He may have been dressed well/looked wealthy and Queen Latifa thought she had an easy hustle in the making, ala Tawanna Brawley.

  • Jack Burton

    Negroes playing knockout game in the streets, and Jews and liberals playing knockout game on Whites in media, politics and business.

    • SoulInvictus

      Upvote for the BTiLC icon.:)

      • Jack Burton

        Like I told my last wife, I said honey I never drive faster than I can see, and besides that it’s all in the reflexes.

  • DooDoo Brownstein

    Twitter is nothing more than a trap, set by SWPL/SJWs to ensnare people in candid moments so they can be burned at the stake for heresy. Then the SJWs parade around the internet in a victory lap of smugly laid hashtags, patting themselves on the back.

    By all means, have yourself a Twitter account. But don’t ever use your real name if you have a job, or a mortgage, or a family to support!

  • Black Plague

    ..and that will never change with us. I wish more Whites had the same mentality. I also wish they made their “proudness” more known like we do. We’re quick to hang an Italian flag outside our home or to have the boot of Italy sticker on our cars. I wish the German, Irish, Polish, etc. would do the same. We “get away with it” because we’re not “saying” we are proud to be “White” per se. Point is, it’s a subtle, yet effective way, of saying you’re proud to be European but not in the way where libs can call you “Pro-White. Hope I’m making sense with all of this. Bottom line, all Whites should display their pride in their ethnicity. It does NOT mean you are not American, at least not for us.