CNN Changes Freddie Gray Story

This morning, FTVLive told you how CNN was catching flack for a story they wrote about Freddie Gray. 

As FTVLive told you, CNN described Gray as “the son of an illiterate heroin addict.”

Social media went after CNN for their comments and now CNN has changed the story.

Here is a screen shot of the way the story first appeared. 

This is the way the story now appears:

CNN added this note at the end of the changed story:

"Editor's note: A reference to Freddie Gray's mother was removed from this story because it appeared out of context."

In another CNN town hall meeting, Jeff Zucker brought up the story and told the staff that the story's intent was to show that Gray came up in a tough environment and was not a knock against his mother.

Zucker said that the "son of an illiterate heroin addict" came out wrong. Ya think?

Zucker then pointed out that the story was updated.

But, the story stayed up for hours and it wasn't until the backlash reached a high pitch that CNN made the change. 

As far as we know, no one has been suspended at CNN over this. Although they did suspend Correspondent Elise Labott for something that seems far less worse than this. 

Another embarrassment for CNN and its boss Jeff Zucker.