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CNN Anchor Apologizes for Calling Dallas Police Attacker ‘Brave’

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*Oops. She didn’t mean to say it, is what CNN anchor Fredricka  Whitfield is saying in her apology.

“I misspoke and in no way believe the gunman was courageous or brave,” news anchor says on-air Sunday

Whitfield issued an apology on Sunday for calling the gunman accused of opening fire at the Dallas police headquarters “courageous and brave” a day earlier.

“Yesterday during a segment on the Dallas police department attack, I used the words ‘courageous and brave,’ when discussing the gunman. I misspoke and in no way believe the gunman was courageous nor brave,” Whitfield said.

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*One can only assume CNN weekend anchor Fredricka Whitfield didn’t mean it when she called gunman who shot up the Dallas Police headquarters “courageous and brave.”

Needless to say, she’s under serious fire for her comment

Whitfield made the apparent gaffe in the process of discussing that wild shootout Saturday morning while speaking with CNN legal analyst Philip Holloway.

“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,” Whitfield said. “So you believe these are the hallmarks of more than one person’s involvement.”

According to USA Today, the lone gunman was James Boulware. He was accused of shooting up the Dallas police headquarters with an assault rifle in a rampage that left him dead.

Whitfield, who joined the network in 2002, caught it from social media for the slip:

More to come…

In the meantime, watch Fredricka Whitfield make her comments:

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  1. Dan Steele

    June 14, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I really don’t see how this qualifies as an apology. It may be considered a clarification or a retraction; but, without the words “I’m sorry”, certainly is not an apology!

  2. tony lykins

    June 15, 2015 at 6:21 am

    We do not need news people like her. do the right thing and tell her to hit the door.

  3. Kermit Gray

    June 15, 2015 at 6:59 am

    She needs to be fired. She. Never said she was sorry.

  4. kates1221

    June 15, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    With a head that damned big, you’d think there would be something rattling around in it.

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‘The Real’ Hosts Catching Heat After Criticizing Inmates’ Access to TikTok [VIDEO]

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*The ladies of the talk show “The Real” are catching heat over comments they made about inmates using the popular app TikTok

During their discussion, Loni Love noted her disapproval over prisoners having access to social media. 

“A lot of them are doing it because they get money. They put their Cashapp in their account and they’re getting money.”

She added, “I don’t think it’s right. You’re in prison for a reason! You ain’t in prison to be partying and making dance videos.”

Garcelle Beauvais, who is new to the hosting panel, agreed with Love and said, “I agree with you Loni, I don’t think it’s right.”

Watch the ladies dish about the issue via the clip below.

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Adrienne Bailon also doesn’t think it’s fair that inmates have access to TikTok.

“I don’t think it’s right and I have to think of it this way… I would have such an issue if someone was in prison for doing something terrible to my family member and then I’m seeing them here on TikTok having a good ole time making videos and getting money from Cashapp. I would feel like that wasn’t justice. I wouldn’t feel that justice was served too,” she explained.

Bailon added, “Specifically, when you’re talking about violent crimes or something like that. That’s upsetting. Like I can’t imagine you having done something violent to a family member, killing someone in my family, and then I get to see you do a little song and a dance on TikTok. That would piss me off.”

As expected, several viewers took to Twitter to make clear that they much they disagree with ‘The Real’ hosts. One Twitter user wrote, “Considering that Black men make up a disproportionate number of those that are inmates, it’s clear y’all are asking this because the religion of white supremacy demands the total and absolute subjugation of Black men at its altar.” 

Do you agree? Sound off in the comments, and check out some of the reactions to their remarks below:

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Cowboys’ Strength Coach Markus Paul’s Last ‘At Home’ Workout Videos, 7 Months Before Death (Watch)

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*The Dallas Cowboys held a moment of silence before their Thanksgiving game against the Washington Football Team to honor Markus Paul, the team’s strength coach who died on Wednesday, just one day after he was rushed to the hospital with a medical emergency.

Following pregame warm-ups on Thursday, most of the team’s players and coaches gathered at midfield to say a prayer for their late coach.

To honor Paul, the Cowboys wore a black and white decal with Paul’s initials on every helmet. But they were unable to pull off the win against Washington in Paul’s honor. Following the team’s 41-16 loss, no player attributed their late-game unraveling to the emotional week.

“It was tragic, and we kind of had to cope with it,” Amari Cooper told reporters after the game. “And in the span of those two lives, still try to focus as much as we can on football while dealing with something in our personal lives.”

Below are “at home” workouts that Markus Paul filmed just seven months ago for the Cowboys’ YouTube channel.

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Lamar Odom to ‘Tell My Own Truth’ in Docuseries About His Life

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*Former NBA star Lamar Odom has teamed with producer Jojo Ryder (American Heist, Hawaii Five-O) for a documentary chronicling the athlete’s life and career, including his battle with substance abuse and marriage to Khloe Kardashian

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the multiple-episode series will feature appearances by some of Odom’s NBA colleagues including Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss, Trevor Ariza and others. 

From his personal life, Liza Morales, the mother of Odom’s three children will also appear in the doc and offer testimony about their co-parenting relationship. 

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“I decided to tell my own truth through my documentary,” Odom says of why he agreed to the doc series now. “I think this will give my fans a look into my life and to understand who Lamar Odom is and hopefully I will be able to inspire people. I might not have made the best decisions a lot of times throughout my life, but I surely am a product of my environment that has made me. I think Jojo Ryder did a great job showing my real story and diving deep into my childhood and my roots.”

Chris Paul added: “Lamar’s story is like no other.  He has shown resilience both on and off the court and I’m happy I was able to support my brother with this project.”

Ryder noted that Odom’s life journey is unique and “like no other.”

“His highs and lows are almost unbelievable and a big part of who Lamar Odom is. There is probably not another person like Lamar,” continues Ryder. “His story will definitely be one that will be talked about for a long time to come.”

No word yet on when the series will air, but it’s expected sometime next year. 

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