CNN’s Anchor ‘Misspoke’ By Calling Would Be Cop Killer ‘Courageous And Brave’

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CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield got into hot water with Texas police organizations Saturday for saying would-be Texas cop killer James Boulware was “courageous and brave” in his attack on police headquarters.

After the outcry, CNN’s media reporter Brian Stelter announced Sunday morning that Whitfield would apologize for the gaffe on her show that day.

Her show began at 2:00 p.m. EST, but Whitfield did not apologize, never using the words “sorry” or “apologize.” Instead, the CNN anchor said she “misspoke” and doesn’t believe the would be murderer was “courageous and brave.”

In a follow-up segment on the shooting, Whitfield took 13 seconds at the end to say, “And yesterday during a segment on the Dallas police department attack I used to the words ‘courageous and brave’ when discussing the gunman. I misspoke, and in no way believe the gunman was courageous nor brave. And I’ll be right back.”

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