Whether you agree or disagree with SiriusXM’s decision to fire shock jock Anthony Cumia after his racial rant on Twitter last week, there’s no denying that Cumia is an out-and-out racist and a gigantic douchebag. His bizarre attack on an unknown African-American woman who apparently assaulted him in New York City because he took a photo of her, revealed the mind of a deeply disturbed individual.
Cumia’s tweets unveiled what many listeners already knew about the radio host – that he is a racially obsessed, paranoid loudmouth who would be better off talking to a therapist than his fans. Cumia, who is a millionaire, believes he lives in a dangerous country where hordes of ‘savage violent animal fucks prey on white people’, and effete liberals in power are trying to take away his ability to shoot them.
While it would be nice to believe that Cumia’s views are not representative of the average American, a quick browse through the comment section of Glenn Beck’s ever expanding website ‘The Blaze’ reveals Cumia is far from alone when it comes to hating black people, and by extension, the President.
Here’s a selection of the comments Beck readers left on the story covering the Cumia fall out:
The logic apparently goes something like this: Anthony Cumia got in a fight with a woman, that woman was black, so all black people are savages. Barack Obama is black, so therefore he is also a savage. He is also liberal, so tolerant of other savages trying to attack white people, and not tolerant of white people shooting savages. Therefore, Obama’s America is responsible for black savages ruining white people’s lives and getting away with it.
Sadly, this passes for mainstream thought in America in 2014.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.