Brooke Baldwin 'Misspoke,' 'Inartfully Chose Words'

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Brooke Baldwin apologized on air for a comment she made during coverage of the protests in Baltimore.

The CNN reporter stated that veterans who come back from war are "ready to do battle" as police officers upon their return.

“I absolutely misspoke,” Brooke Baldwin said on CNN's New Day on Wednesday morning. “I inartfully chose my words, 100%. And I wholeheartedly retract what I said…I have the utmost respect for the men and women in uniform. To all of you, I owe you a tremendous apology.”

Chris Cuomo hugged Baldwin following her apology.

"You learn as you go," he said.

It was while interviewing Maryland's Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings on Tuesday that Brooke Baldwin 'misspoke.'

At first she defended her comment via Twitter.

A short time later, however, she both retracted her statement and apologized for it.

What's your take on Brooke Baldwin's apology? Is it a case of too little, too late? Will she forever be deemed 'anti-veteran' from now on or will people accept that she made a mistake?

While reporters like Brooke Baldwin are held to a high standard because of their on-air appearances, it's important to remember how easy it is to say one thing, but mean another.

Can you imagine living life under a microscope the way most of these reporters live?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.