CNN's Brooke Baldwin found herself getting hammered for comments she made about Veterans becoming Police Officers.
Baldwin suggested during her show CNN Newsroom yesterday that U.S. military veterans who become police officers were to blame for the recent string of violence involving police officers in that they return home “from war” and are “ready to do battle.”
While speaking with Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings (Md.), Baldwin recalled a conversation with a Baltimore City councilman about police officers not living “in the communities” they represent when she remarked that: “I love our nation's veterans, but some of them are coming back from war, they don't know the communities, and they're ready to do battle.”
Those comments set off a social media storm against Baldwin and the CNN Anchor soon backed down:
But, her apology many of whom say should be made on air and not Twitter fell mainly on deaf ears. People were still saying Baldwin should be fired and demanding she be taken off the air.
Neither of which CNN will do.
Update: Baldwin went on air this morning, after FTVLive's story was posted and said she was sorry.