CBS Gently Wonders If Baltimore Mayor Wants a 'Do-Over'

[See NewsBusters for more.] Journalists at CBS and ABC on Thursday gently, gingerly interviewed the Democratic mayor of Baltimore. The two networks either ignored or downplayed a gaffe made by Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King cautiously questioned the woman, whose city has been the site of violent looting and rioting. King vaguely wondered, "Mayor, it's been a rough week for you personally... If you had any do-overs, what would it be?"  Over the weekend, the mayor said this: "It's a very delicate balancing act because while we try to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well." However, King apparently wasn't referencing that comment as she clarified, "You were criticized for calling some of the protesters thugs... A lot of people look at these people saying these are people in pain. They're striking out...because they don't have any options in their city."