NYC Politician Calls MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry a “Dαmned Dirty Ape”
A New York official who has plans to seek higher political office is under fire for lashing out at MSNBC pundit Melissa Harris-Perry.
After Harris-Perry tweeted about child rearing, Jim Coughlin, Dutchess County controller, inexplicably responded by telling Harris-Perry, “keep your stinking paws off my kid you dαmned dirty ape.”
Coughlin, a candidate for state senate, has since said that he had no idea that Harris-Perry was black and the insult was not intended to be racial.
“I don’t watch MSNBC,” he said. “I don’t know about their stories or their journalists.”