CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin abruptly ended her segment when the conversation took a sexist turn.
What began as a discussion about the Jemele Hill controversy digressed when Fox Sports Radio's Clay Travis, who described himself as a "First Amendment absolutist" said, "I believe in the First Amendment and boobs."
Baldwin cut Travis off, asking, "I just wanted to make sure I heard you correctly as a woman anchoring this show, what did you just say? You believe in the First Amendment and b-double-o-b-s?"
"Boobs. Two things that have only never let me down in this entire country's history, the First Amendment and boobs," Travis responded. "Those are the two things I believe in absolutely in the country."
After confirming again that Travis did in fact say "boobs" and not "booze," a clearly disturbed Baldwin retorted, "Why would you even say this live on national television and with a female host? Why would you even go there?" She cut him off and ended the segment early saying, "That was entirely inappropriate."
After the segment, Baldwin tweeted, "That was... I just... it was one of those thought bubbles 'Did he actually say that on MY SHOW?!' Note to men -- that is never okay." Travis responded saying, "You can't say you like the First Amendment and boobs? I say and write it every day. Need to make t-shirts now."
That was... I just... it was one of those thought bubbles "did he actually say that on MY SHOW?!" Note to men -- that is never okay. #smh
— Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) September 15, 2017
You can't say you like the first amendment and boobs? I say and write it every day. Need to make tshirts now. https://t.co/wRGpzDEKjJ
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 15, 2017