Hello, everyone, and welcome to The 411mania Douchebag of the Week. I'm Bryan Kristopowitz. Here it is, week two (or issue two, whatever you want to call it), and this column is still here and no one has been fired or sued. Last week's "winner," Scott Hall, still hasn't explained himself. What the heck is the hold up? Or did I miss something? Did Razor give a Twitter mea culpa that I am unaware of? Anyone out there know?
And now, onto this week's Douchebag of the Week.
This week, the 411mania Douchebag of the Week goes to Anthony Cumia, former co-host of the Opie & Anthony radio show, for going on a white supremacist radio show to complain about how white males like him are under cultural attack. As documented by Media Matters, Cumia appeared as a guest on Political Cesspool, a radio show hosted by avowed "white nationalist" James Edwards, to complain about how "white males are treated as the abomination of the United States." Cumia, who was fired from his SiriusXM radio show in July for a barrage of racist tweets after allegedly being attacked by a black woman on the street, also complained about how "liberals refuse to allow a real discussion about race" and that black people get whatever they want just as long as they complain (as the Media Matters article notes, Cumia agreed with host Edwards when Edwards said the "black community is like a petulant child" and "they have the shakedown thing going here."
While you can argue that SirusXM was a bit hasty when firing Cumia after his racist Twitter tirade ("he's a noted "shock jock" and he's paid to be outrageous" the argument goes), I don't think you can make that argument now. Willingly appearing on a radio show that advocates for white supremacy in any form just makes you look like a racist asshole douchebag. How is that a good thing? How does that make you look like a victim? And why is that considered desirable even for a shock jock?
It isn't. It's disgraceful. And Anthony Cumia should be ashamed of himself. I know he isn't, but he should be.
-Douchebag Hall of Famer Donald Trump, for fanning Ebola fears in the United States after American missionaries infected with the disease were brought to Atlanta for treatment. Yes, a man of real Christian compassion.