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VIDEO: Opie and Jim come back on the air, and talk about the obvious. Ron Bennington then joins in.

http://youtu.be/lT7l-LVV_9k

This is a recording done by Opie.

Cumia didn’t have a publicist, wasn’t hiding, and definitely did not sanitize his thoughts.

As for “acting accordingly” I think the rest of the public are people living in glass houses. We’re just lucky that we’re not people in the spotlight.

You’re absolutely right. Whenever advertisers threaten or actually do pull their support, any entertainer is about to be fired.

Nah, no “I’m sorry” is coming from Cumia. If he did, that would be incredibly embarrassing, especially since they goofed on Imus’s grovelling apology.

Ron Bennington made a nice point, that these companies have fired and re-hired Opie and Anthony before. Nothing is impossible as far as radio is concerned.

It is totally a PR move. You fire Cumia, the news is basically done with it.

If they let this blow over for a bit, they could’ve carried on as usual. People get all up in arms for a couple days, then they forget what the hell they were angry about in the first place.

Who knows what would’ve happened to Sirius? I didn’t even hear about people backing out of supporting the company or anything. So did the market really demand it? We may never know that. How many subscribers would’ve been lost over him staying on Sirius, really? What would they lose- Oprah Radio?? Martha Stewart?? What a sad loss.

You can act like I didn’t, but I’m responding appropriately to what you said.

It wasn’t “calling out” someone, it was firing them. If you call out a racist, then you have an argument/conversation with them. If you fire them, then it’s done.

It’s so easy to say “He’s a racist! Why would you back him up?” I’m not cheering him on for what he said. To fire him because he said some shit on twitter is what bugs me. He’s a racist. Yeah, so call up the guy’s radio show and tell him how you feel about his shit. Contact him on Twitter. Contact him on Facebook. The guy wasn’t hiding.

It doesn’t matter who the owners are. There is no good place to be a talk radio personality these days. Someone like Cumia wouldn’t last a month.

I don’t care about how wealthy he is. That’s besides the issue. I guess we only care if the poor or middle class get fired?