CNN Anchor Apologizes After Correspondent Airs Offensive Language in Coverage of Tulsa Shootings

Apr 9, 2012  •  Post A Comment

After a CNN correspondent aired offensive language on live television on Sunday, anchor Fredricka Whitfield apologized for her, reports TVNewser.com.

The correspondent, Susan Candiotti, was reading a Facebook posting by one of the suspects in the Tulsa shootings of five African-American men, the story notes. She didn’t "bleep" herself when she read the posting, although she did say, "Please excuse the language, it’s very sensitive," the story notes.

The posting read, "Today is two years that my dad has been gone, shot by a f**king n*****," the story says.

"We apologize to our viewers for the profanities used on our air,” Whitfield said. Candiotti later also apologized, saying, "In quoting someone else’s words, I repeated their offensive and inappropriate language. I deeply regret it," according to the story.

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