Upset over yesterday's NY Post article, Democratic Assemblyman Herman "Denny" Farrell stormed into The Post's Albany bureau and threatened state editor Frederic U. Dicker on Dicker's radio show. Farrell cried "I'm so freakin' mad. If this was a neighborhood, you know how this could end,". He also added "I just came in to let your listeners know what a piece of slime you are," and added "You're a bully." Within a few hours Farrell issued an apology to the listeners, but not to Dicker.
The soon-to-be father has also raised the indignation of local constituents who see a politician as someone to look up to, while Farrell is not marrying the woman who is going to raise his love child. Farrell is 72 and will be pushing 80 while the kid is still crapping in it's pants. One local voter stated "I have an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old, and I wouldn't want them to know that," said Julie Infante, 38. "She reads current events. If she reads this, I have to deal with this nonsense." A 17 year old high school student was asked about the story and sounded as if they have given up on politicians, "Farrell should be setting an example for my generation and people in general...look at what Clinton did. I don't have hope for anyone anymore."
The NY Post story and Farrell's thugish reaction has been picked up by various news outlets: The Daily News, 1010 WINS, WNBC, Newsday, WYNT, NBC3, and The New York Times to name a few.
(NY Post - Shame on Papa Pol)
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Posted by The Man at Thursday, January 13, 2005