DALLAS, TX -- Call it a classic case of open mouth, insert foot.
On Saturday, as Dallas cops and a community were on edge following a terrifying attack on police HQ, CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield offered her perspective on the crazed gunman.
During her show, she referred to suspect, Jame Boulware's actions as “courageous and brave.”
Oh, no she didn’t! But, yes she did.
Hey, even her guest looked a little confused about her take. Uh, yeah, ya think?
Well, needless to say, those were some fightin’ words and sent Twitter into a tizzy.
Some demanded CNN fire Whitfiled for her comments. The Fort Worth Police Association backed their brothers in blue, and demanded Whitfield appologize for her “outlandish” remarks.
So on Sunday, during the remaining minutes of her show, Whitfield offered this apology:
"During a segment on the Dallas Police Department attack, I used the word courageous and brave when discussing the gunman. I misspoke. I in no way believe the gunman was courageous or brave. "
What?! No 'I’m sorry?' or 'mea culpa?!' Heck, she almost seemed annoyed to address the snafu.
Oh, well, there you have it folks – let the Twitter chatter begin. Can you say hashtag sorry, not sorry?