CNN Anchor Praises Dallas Shooter’s Courage

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Have they finally jumped the shark? The mainstream media has presided over an assault on America’s law enforcement community for almost a year, and CNN has been amongst the loudest voices. But even considering this pattern, viewers were shocked on Saturday when anchor Fredricka Whitfield had the temerity to praise the man who shot at Dallas Police.

“It was very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well, to open fire on the police headquarters,” said Whitfield in a discussion with a visiting legal analyst. Whitfield said this before wondering if suspect James Boulware had outside help, but there’s nothing to explain why she thought he was deserving of this praise.

After being called out by a legion of offended viewers, Whitfield offered a half-apology the next day. “Yesterday, during a segment on the Dallas Police Department attack, I used the words ‘courageous’ and ‘brave’ when discussing the gunman. I misspoke,” Whitfield said. “I in no way believe the gunman was courageous nor brave.”

But that “apology” leaves many to wonder what she really meant. How does one accidentally call someone courageous and brave if that’s not what they really meant? Whitfield’s real mistake was to assume that she could say something so outrageous without running into a backlash.

That mistake is much more understandable. CNN and the other left-leaning news outlets have made hundreds of shocking statements about police since Ferguson. Very few of them have inspired any backlash at all, unless you happen to frequent media watchdog sites. They are ignored by the mainstream, ignored by executives, and passed along. After all, the decision to call the Dallas shooter “courageous” fits right in with their narrative. They certainly believe that of Michael Brown.

Whitfield should actually be celebrated. Let’s pull back the curtain. Let’s see what these liberals actually think. That’s the beauty of “mistakes” like this. We get a glimpse behind the scenes. We get to hear what they really believe. If they brought this kind of candor to their newscasts more often, the American public would recognize them for what they are: a collection of liberal radicals who want to inspire a full-scale revolt against the system. Tell people that they are being violently “oppressed” enough times and they’ll begin to believe it. Instead of looking for ways to improve their own lives, they’ll look for ways to change the country.

And change it they will. The more violence there is, the more excuses the government will have to come in and take over. We tried freedom, they’ll say, and this is where it got us. Now we’re going to try something else. This is how democracy dies, and people like Whitfield are complicit in its murder.