Ex-'Opie & Anthony' host won't apologize for rant

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Associated Press

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 13 at 12:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Radio talk show host Anthony Cumia is offering no apologies for what satellite radio company SiriusXM called a hate-filled Twitter rant that got him fired.

The former co-host of the "Opie & Anthony" show was let go July 3 after tweeting his outrage at a woman he said punched him in the face on a New York street. Cumia responded in an interview early Saturday on Fox News' "Red Eye."

His tweets used an expletive degrading to women, and SiriusXM called them "racially charged." The woman he encountered is black.

He says he used words like "animal" and "savage" to describe people who resort to violence, not people of a certain race.

Cumia says listeners have long heard his obscenity-laced comments, and he won't apologize for his Twitter outburst.

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