CNN's Brooke Baldwin tried to justify her "word police" moment when she scolded conservatives for describing liberal protesters as acting like a "mob.'
"I don’t want to be the word police... but"
Baldwin was speaking to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show when the moment came up.
“One of your guests called Democratic protesters ‘mob’, a ‘mob’, and you said we’re not going to use the “m” word around here," Colbert asked Baldwin.
“I did, I did,” repeated Baldwin.
“You got a lot of flak for that,” Colbert said. “What happened?”
Baldwin recalled how Matt Lewis, a columnist for the Daily Beast, was a guest on her show when he spoke the forbidden word.
“At the time the mob word had been this talking point for Republicans, from all up and down Capitol Hill in the wake of what had happened with Dr. Ford and Justice Kavanaugh,” she told Colbert. “So when he brought the mob word up again, I called him out.”
"And listen, like I don’t want to be the word police," she claimed, "and that was not my intention, but I also believe in calling out talking points. And to hear him bring that up, I had to say something."
Baldwin continued to say that at the end of the day she had "irked the left and the right."
However, as noted by Caleb Howe at Mediaite, Baldwin misrepresented the claim from Lewis, who was specifically talking about protesters who screamed and yelled at Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his wife while they were dining in Washington D.C. The incident was captured on video.
Here's the video of Baldwin justifying her liberal scolding: