CNN anchor apologizes for ‘courageous and brave’ comment

CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield has apologized on her June 14 show for calling the gunman who fired upon the Dallas police headquarters “courageous and brave.’’

150619_entertainment03“Yesterday during a segment on the Dallas police department attack, I used the words ‘courageous and brave,’ when discussing the gunman,” Whitfield said. I misspoke and in no way believe the gunman was courageous nor brave.

Whitfield made the apparent gaffe while discussing the shootout that occurred the morning of June 13. She was speaking with CNN legal analyst Philip Holloway.

Her comment was: “It was very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well, to open fire on the police headquarters, and now you have this scene, this standoff. So you believe these are the hallmarks of more than one person’s involvement.”


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