Howard Fineman apologizes for ‘thugs’ tweet


“I wondered if you saw Howard Fineman’s tweet last night, in which he said ‘Florida = thugs and dumb,'” writes former Florida Times-Union columnist Abel Harding. “Many would argue the word is modern code for the ‘n-word.’ …Just another example of why journalists must be cautious on social media.”

UPDATE: “My stupid comment came just after Florida team was hit with two 15-penalties for personal fouls and punching a UofL player,” tweets Fineman.