Anthony Cumia Gets Attacked... then Fired.
Anthony Cumia gets attacked all the time: Most often for telling the truth about black crime and violence that is stratospherically out of proportion. And how reporters condone it.
On Thursday night, July 3, his bosses at Sirius XM radio fired him for it.
“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,” said the suits at Sirius. “Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.”
Cumia was typically defiant: “Sirius decided to cave and fire me,” he told his fans in a Tweet. “Welcome to bizarro world. Fired for (something) that wasn't even on the air & wasn't illegal.”
The dominoes began falling Tuesday night, after midnight. The black woman in a mini-skirt who punched Cumia in the face in Times Square in Manhattan and called him a “white motherfucker” probably did not know he was a national radio personality. To her, “Ant” was just a white photographer taking her picture. And she did not like that.
Cumia liked being attacked even less. He called her lots of names -- the kind that would have gotten him fined had he said them on the air during his stint as a terrestrial radio star. But no N-bombs.
That is all he did: “I knew not to put my hands on her,” he tweeted. “Never felt my life was threatened. Was ultra pissed. Called her bad words. Then she punched me 5 more times,” Then five blacks started giving me shit!”
All the while taking more pictures of his street-walking assailant.
Soon the late night violence was over, the but real attacks were just beginning.
The Daily News, the Washington Post and the Daily Mail of London and others pronounced Cumia a racist because he said the woman who savagely attacked him was a “savage.”
“It's really open season on white people,” Cumia tweeted. “No recourse. Fight back and you're a racist. The predators know this.”
Truth is the new hate speech: “There’s a deep seeded problem with violence in the black community,” Cumia said. “Try to address it and you’ll be exiled to racistville. But it’s real.”
Not to the Washington Post: “Whether or not Cumia was assaulted is not actually the point,” pronounced the Post house liberal, Alyssa Rosenberg. She did not like the fact the Cumia did not like someone punching him and calling him nasty racial names.
The New York Daily News said it was surprised that Cumia would try to claim a black woman would use racially antagonistic language. Guess they don’t have a YouTube account over there.
In London, the Daily Mail blasted Cumia as well, but some of its readers were not convinced: “From what I can gather from the asterisks, nothing he said was racist,” said one. “Sure, this fellow wasn't exactly acting with perfect decorum. But that said, darned if he wasn't spot on!” said another.
Now Cumia has the summer to contemplate how to become the victim of racial violence -- and not get upset about it.
Perhaps Mr. Cumia could take a lesson from his competition over at National Public Radio. Admittedly, Ira Glass of "This American Life" was not being punched in the face at the time, but he had no problems keeping his cool when a black female graduate of Yale Law School told her story about how she routinely bullied white people. Both before and after law school.
“I was going to the movies with another black friend, she was also from Yale,” said Jenna McDonald. “And there was a long line. We were like ‘let’s jump the line, these white people, they are going to be scared of us.’ So we went to the front of the line. It was like ‘yeah, you want to try me? I’m black.’ That usually works in New York. But these people were ready to rip our hair out and they were white. I couldn’t believe it.”
“I was shocked,” she said. “These were white people? And they’re not scared of us?”
“It was humiliating because we were supposed to be the scary ones.”
Last Thursday night, it worked on the folks at Sirius: Someone got real scared real fast. Now Cumia is gone. Though his partner, Greg “Opie” Hughes remains.
To Taleeb Starkes, Cumia is just another victim of racial bullying and corporate cowardice. The kind that Starkes documents in his book, The Un-civil War.
Starkes was waiting in a "10 items or less" line at a North Philadelphia grocery store when he noticed a black woman ahead of him with a cart full of groceries.
“She repeatedly tried to convince the white cashier to break the rule for her,” Starkes said. “After the umpteenth attempt, the black woman launched a verbal assault at the cashier, calling her names such as 'white bitch' and 'white trash.' Clearly, the black lady was baiting the cashier into responding with any word that could be interpreted as racist. The cashier remained professional.”
“As Mr. Cumia is experiencing, this race-baiting method automatically ensures that the black victimizer becomes the victim. And the real victim, Cumia, is somehow to blame when he objects.”
Former prison psychologist Marlin Newburn has been on the front lines of this kind of racial violence for 30 years. Usually the victims do not speak out because they are afraid of becoming victims a second time -- exactly like Cumia.
“Anthony experienced an assault from one of America's most protected classes of people, the black street predator,” Newburn said. “The latter has the impulse control and emotional maturity level of a preadolescent, and animal instincts that react violently to any trivial imposition or insult -- real or imagined. The MSM quickly comes to its defense without thought to its non-black victims. Predator-enabling at its worst.”
Colin Flaherty is the award winning author of White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore It.