CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield went on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin to issue a fuller apology for calling the Dallas gunman “courageous and brave“; she had previously stated she misspoke, but that didn’t satisfy the Dallas Police Association, who demanded “a more appropriate apology” from Whitfield.
Whitfield said, “I misspoke terribly. I misused those words terribly. And I sincerely apologize for making this statement, and I understand now how offensive it was, and I want to reiterate that in no way do I believe the gunman was courageous or brave. I sincerely apologize.”