When a mainstream media news anchor gets it right, after getting it wrong, it’s certainly worth noting — and worth recognizing what appears to be a sincere effort to admit a big mistake and offer a heartfelt apology.
CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, reporting from Baltimore early Wednesday, profusely apologized, in no uncertain terms, for a comment she made on the air Tuesday that set off a fast-burning firestorm of criticism. Speaking with Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland in the aftermath of the Baltimore riots, Baldwin said the returning U.S. military veterans who have joined the city’s police department need better training because, as war fighters, they are “ready to do battle” on the streets of Baltimore.
And a lot of young people — and I’ve been talking about this so much — a lot of young people — and I love our nation’s veterans, but some are coming back from war, they don’t know the communities, and they’re ready to do battle.
A lot of angry people reacted, such as John Nolte of Breitbart News, who wrote:
After more than a year of CNN pouring gasoline all over America with hysterical, and oftentimes phony, stories of American racism, the left-wing network’s afternoon anchor Brooke Baldwin finally took it to the next level by blaming American veterans for the Baltimore riots.
In her emotional on air apology, Baldwin said, “I wholeheartedly retract what I said,” and added, “I am truly sorry.”
By clicking on the video above, you can watch the CNN segment in which Brooke Baldwin did the right thing.
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