Anthony Cumia: ‘The FCC is Nothing Compared to the PC Police’

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AnthonyCumiaTwitterProfilePicFired Opie & Anthony host Anthony Cumia is wasting no time moving on. He’s launching, in August, a subscription podcast from his home-studio in Long Island; he’s hired a lawyer to try and get SirusXM to pay out the remainder of his through-October 2014 contract; and he’s explained to The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove that he saw this coming a mile away:

“There were plenty of lawyers that were always at the guard, waiting to strike down something we wanted to do on the Opie & Anthony Show,” Cumia said. “It just got worse and worse over there.”

“Look how I got fired. It had nothing to do with the FCC” – the Federal Communications Commission, which in any case has no authority over subscription-based satellite radio. “It had nothing to do with government regulations. It had to do with the people who run the company. The FCC is nothing compared to the PC police.”

Cumia goes into detail about the encounter in Times Square that cost him his SiriusXM job, noting that another woman who he photographed that night was fine with his casual NYC nighttime documenting. Read the rest of The Daily Beast convo here.

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