Washington Times- CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield appears to have misspoken while referring to the gunman who opened fire on the Dallas Police headquarters as “courageous and brave.”
“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. So you believe these are the hallmarks of more than one person’s involvement,” Ms. Whitfield said while speaking with CNN legal analyst Philip Holloway, Mediaite reported.
Early Saturday morning a lone gunman armed with a rifle and a shotgun opened fire on officers outside the police headquarters. The gunman was eventually shot by a police sniper after an hours-long standoff.
No one was injured in the standoff other than the gunman, who was later confirmed dead by police.
Well, that seems like a hell of time for a slip of the tongue. Will someone get this lady a teleprompter? She's just stroking out words that couldn't be further from applying to the situation. Is it inconsiderate of me to have let out a really heartfelt belly laugh when I first heard this? Maybe a lunatic shooting up a police station isn't the most appropriate time to be looking for a laugh, but hey, I certainly found it. Funny is funny, no matter how unfunny the circumstances may be.
We have got to give this woman a pass. We have all had those 'wait, what?' moments. Unfortunately for her she is on television so she has far more opportunities to make them. Imagine you said some something like this in front of your friends at brunch. You would instantly get chastised. I almost feel like the majority of the blame has to fall on her co-anchor. She just shat verbal diarrhea all over the set. You can't just let it sit there and stink up the entirety of the segment. Interject for me one time man. It would have taken two seconds to clean it up. You wouldn't let her sit there on television with spinach in her teeth, and you damn sure shouldn't let her sit there with shit on her lip. I feel for this woman. We all struggle with our word choice from time to time. Just so happens that I get to keep my thesaurus tab open, and this woman is in a situation where her failure to speak in a timely manner leaves her looking half retarded. It shouldn't be frowned upon for her to pause the segment to slip in a "you know what I meant", but it undoubtedly is. This damn English language can be so complicated sometimes that it leaves us all feeling stupid.
P.S. Who even knows what courageous means anymore? Caitlyn Jenner just won a courage award for getting a sweet pair of tits. Maybe 'courageous' is just synonymous with 'whacky' or 'abnormal' now.