A Baltimore city councilman has lashed out furiously against an CNN anchor who called rioters 'thugs.'
'Just call them n*****s,' Carl Stoke wryly told CNN's Erin Bernett live on air.
Before asking Stokes what he thought about the word, Burnett pointed out that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and President Barack Obama had both chosen to use the word.
After mentioning the mayor had been criticized, Burnett asked, 'Isn’t it the right word?'
Stokes first responded: 'No, of course it’s not the right word to call our children thugs.
'These are children who have been set aside, marginalized, who have not been engaged by us.
'No. We don’t have to call them thugs.'