CNN's Brooke Baldwin Objects to Guest Calling Michael Brown 'Thug'

Matthew Balan | October 26, 2015
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[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]

On the 26 October 2015 edition of CNN Newsroom, Brooke Baldwin rebuked a guest who bluntly labeled Michael Brown a "thug." Former DEA agent David Katz underlined that Darren Wilson was "by all accounts, a good police officer — did exactly what an officer is supposed to do. He was set upon by a thug named Michael Brown, who just moments before, strong-armed an Indian-American half his size." Baldwin interjected, "Come on, though. We don't need to call — let's not — 'thug'?" Katz retorted, "What epithet would you charge?" The anchor replied, "Let's just say 'Michael Brown.'"

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