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Ex-host Cumia won't apologize for tweets

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 and Anthony Show" was let go on 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 said listeners have long heard his obscenity-laced comments, and he won't apologize for his Twitter outburst.

 
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