CNN Anchor Says Dallas Gunman’s Attack on Police HQ ‘Courageous and Brave’


During a discussion on the Dallas Police headquarters shooting this afternoon, CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield appears to have really misspoken in referring to the gunman’s actions as “courageous and brave.”

Whitfield was speaking to CNN legal analyst Philip Holloway when she said this:

“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.”

UPDATE — 06/14/15, 12:07 p.m. ET: According to CNN’s Brian Stelter, Whitfield will apologize today during her show.

UPDATE — 06/14/15, 2:56 p.m. ET: Whitfield says she “misspoke.”

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Source: Whitfield Calls Dallas Gunman Courageous and Brave | Mediaite