Anthony Cumia, the former co-host of the popular "Opie and Anthony" radio show, went on an uncensored rant on Monday against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the media and protesters who he said have disseminated misinformation about a number of recent police-involved killings.
Speaking freely on his new web-based subscription program "The Anthony Cumia Show," Cumia argued the media, protesters and other figures share some form of "responsibility" in the recent murder of two officers by suspected killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who was seemingly angry over the officer-involved killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City.
"Was it a lone gunman? Yes. Did he have mental problems? I submit to you that if you shoot two cops, you have mental problems. ... That doesn't mean you are relinquished of any responsibility for your actions or that you weren't influenced by people who did nothing but pound the police department 24 hours a day on the news services," he said. "That's all you saw, 'I can't breathe,' 'chokehold,' 'killed in the streets by racist cops.' Again, more bulls**t."
Cumia also slammed Mayor de Blasio for recently claiming that he had to teach his son how to interact with police officers in the city because of the color of his skin.
"How about this? You behave in front of the police! There you go," Cumia added. "And then if you have a problem you go to the proper authorities. How about that?"
"Keith the Cop," executive producer of the show and a 20-year retired NYPD lieutenant, said de Blasio's comments ended up "inflaming the whole f***ing situation."
"He's pandering to all these people," he added. "They go out in the streets, they chant for dead cops, they chant for cops to get hurt, and what does he do? He does f***ing nothing. He sat back."
Cumia later went on to condemn "everyone that perpetuated that lie -- that f***ing lie -- that made these thugs into martyrs and heroes and victims."
"Every one of those people that did that have some hand in this," he added. "Have some f***ing hand in making the culture and making the environment that made it possible for these two officers to be killed -- executed -- the way that they were."
The host also alleged that some people would still have a problem with it, if by some "miracle," the two slain officers had seen the shooter first and killed him.
"Some people are incapable of policing themselves and giving proper information to the police to cut down on the crime in their neighborhoods and their communities," he said.
Watch the entire segment via "The Anthony Cumia Show" below (WARNING: Strong language):