CNN's Fredricka Whitfield: 'I misspoke,' Dallas gunman not 'courageous nor brave' - iMediaEthics

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Fredricka Whitfield apologized today for her comments about the Dallas gunman. (Credit: YouTube)

CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield said she “misspoke” earlier this weekend after she called a Dallas gunman who shot at the police in Dallas Police Headquarters “very courageous and brave.”

On Saturday, Whitfield said on live TV, “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.”

On air, Whitfield said Sunday “Yesterday, during a segment on the Dallas Police Department attack, I used the words ‘courageous’ and ‘brave’ when discussing the gunman. I misspoke. I in no way believe the gunman was courageous, nor brave,” Mediaite reported.

The Fort Worth Police Officers Association said Whitfield should apologize, Yahoo News noted.

The Houston Police Officers’ Union called Whitfield’s remarks “insensitive” and “abhorrent,”  adding:

See below Whitfield’s apology.

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