CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield’s ‘apologies’ still miss the mark

Appalling comment should result in her dismissal

After first flippantly stating she “misspoke,” CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield on Monday finally used the word “apology.”

This past Saturday, the experienced reporter enthused over a man using an armored vehicle to launch a gunfire attack against the Dallas Police Department headquarters as “courageous and brave.”

After facing a storm of criticism, the newly anxious Whitfield announced, “I understand now how offensive it was.  I misspoke, terribly. I misused those words terribly and I sincerely apologize for making this statement and I understand now how offensive it was.” She added, “I want to reiterate that in no way do I believe the gunman was courageous or brave. I sincerely apologize.”

Also on Monday, Dan Patrick, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, wrote this letter to Jeffrey Zucker, President of CNN, regarding her shameful remarks. Lt. Gov. Patrick requested that CNN remove Whitfield from her news host duties for her obvious disrespect of the men and women serving as law enforcement officers around the nation.

Just a simple question, Ms. Whitfield: Why do you “understand now how offensive” your words were, when a couple of days ago they suited you just fine?

(Videos of Whitfield’s initial and subsequent statements can be viewed by clicking on the links.)

6 Responses to CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield’s ‘apologies’ still miss the mark

  1. Ajo Joe says:

    Whitfield works for the CNN Network, where holding the police in contempt is part of the mantra. She is black, so she gets a pass. Marge Schott, owner of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, was banned by MLB from managing her own team due to controversial comments she made. She also apologized, but she was still out the door and forced to sell her team.

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    In the heat of the moment, the truth slipped out like a true revolutionary for the cause. Why else would someone utter those words. I’m sure she’s a hero to the anti-police crowd. She never said “I’m sorry.”

    • Vince says:

      True. She also smirked when she claimed she “misspoke,” making sure to send the right message that went beyond her forced but vapid words. She began to worry that her multimillion dollar job might be jeopardized.

  3. MacBeth says:

    I agree with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. Thanks for including his letter. But where are the others joining in the call for Whitfield to step down?

    That has been the fate of others for less offensive acts. Brian Williams lost his news anchor position for enhancing his war zone experiences, not insulting America‘s police officers. His “mistake” was self aggrandizing braggadocio, not even on the same level as this insult hurled at the police whose job is even more difficult these days due to Obama’s racially charged words and the actions of his Dept. of Justice.

  4. Clementine says:

    If Fredricka Whitfield was white, even working for the liberal CNN, she would have been shown the door by now. No one wants to admit it, but there is a two tier system these days and minorities usually come out on the top rung. Political correctness rules!

  5. Ed says:

    Shameful behavior. You don’t have to be a conservative to find her remarks thoroughly distasteful.