Anchor does not regret defending her network after GOP presidential candidate tries to throw it “under the bus”
Things got a little heated yesterday on CNN when Brooke Baldwin defended her employer, reacting to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s claims against the network by calling them, “B.S.”
“My response was 100 percent spontaneous and speaks for itself,” Baldwin told TheWrap when we asked why she decided to speak up.
It all started when Cruz blamed CNN’s reporting after he mistakenly spread word in Iowa that Ben Carson seemed to be suspending his campaign. Cruz blamed CNN for getting facts wrong.
“Last night when our political team saw the CNN post saying Dr. Carson was not carrying on to New Hampshire and South Carolina, our campaign updated the grassroots leaders just as we would with any breaking news story. That’s fair game,” Cruz said.
Baldwin’s reaction was priceless.
“When Senator Cruz, with all due respect, tries to throw my network and CNN under the bus, let me stand up for my colleagues and journalists here…we reported it accurately,” she said on air. “I’m going to call out B.S. if I hear B.S. And that was B.S.”
CNN has issued a statement regarding Cruz’s claims:
Senator Cruz’s claims about CNN are false. At no point did the network indicate Dr. Carson would suspend his campaign.Our correspondent reported the information provided to him by the Carson campaign. Dr. Carson’s staff informed CNN that he would return home to take a “deep breath” before resuming his activities on the trail. That information was reported accurately by CNN across TV and digital.
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