A survivor of last weeks school shooting in Florida has accused CNN of giving him scripted questions during the town hall event Wednesday evening.
Colton Haab, was completely in shock by the actions of the liberal news network CNN. The seventeen year old student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has explained that he prepared a question to suggest using veterans as armed security guards. However, CNN had another plan for him. “I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions,” Haab said. “CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted.”
Now CNN is denying the entire claim Colton Haab has made. Haab is a Junior ROTC member and was named a hero for shielding fellow students during the shooting. He decided to skip the entire event because he feels it is all a set up and nothing will get accomplished.
Reported by americanewscentral:
CNN’s gun control town hall on Wednesday night was never meant to be a serious conversation. Any conservative watching could tell that the event was designed to bash conservatives and provide an outlet for angry Florida residents to take their frustrations out on people like Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch.
Not only was the town hall a complete waste of time but we learned on Thursday that a lot of people, including a Florida shooting survivor who was there, that CNN scripted the event.
From The Hill:
A student survivor of last week’s mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school said he was asked by CNN to “write a speech and ask questions” for a town hall but declined to attend the event after “it ended up being all scripted,” a claim the network is pushing back on.
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” Colton Haab told WPLG-TV, an ABC affiliate in Miami.
“I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions,” said Haab.
CNN has vehemently denied the claim.
However, there’s a big problem with CNN’s side of the story.
Here’s what they claimed…
From The Daily Caller:
A CNN spokesman reached out to TheDC and explained that while Haab did in fact submit remarks to be delivered, they were turned away once it became clear he planned on delivering an extensive speech and not just ask a singular question.
“There is absolutely no truth,” to Haab’s claim, CNN’s Vice President of Communications and Digital Partnerships Matt Dornic told TheDC. “CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night’s town hall, nor have we ever.”
Here’s the problem with that.
Despite CNN’s explanation, the network did in fact let multiple participants deliver lengthy remarks which went beyond the pale of simple questions.
In particular, Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter Alyssa was one of the 17 victims who lost their lives in last week’s tragedy, gave a speech while Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel And NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch sat on stage.
The grieving mother ended her powerful, four-minute-long remarks by asking Loesch, “what is your plan to put things into action? What is your action?” yet Loesch was not given an opportunity to respond by moderator Jake Tapper.
Sounds like CNN was totally fine with a lengthy speech from this student.
Here’s the video that contradicts CNN’s story.
Looks like CNN is full of it yet again.
It’s pretty clear they just didn’t want to give the pro 2A guy any airtime.
Colton went on Tucker Carlson and elaborated.