A survivor of last week’s mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, suggested in a stunning interview Wednesday that the gun control-themed town hall event CNN hosted that evening between survivors of the shooting and various political figures was totally scripted.
Speaking with Fort Lauderdale station WPLG, survivor Colton Haab explained that though “CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions,” the network never intended to let him actually ask those questions.
As a result, Haab opted to not attend the event.
“Colton wrote questions about school safety, suggested using veterans as armed school security guards, but claims CNN wanted him to ask a scripted question instead. So he decided not to go,” WPLG explained.
“I don’t think that it’s going to get anything accomplished. It’s not going to ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have,” Haab added.
Titled “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action,” the CNN-hosted event wound up being what renowned conservative commentator Ben Shapiro described as a “special One Hour Hate” fest.
From deriding National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch as a bad mother and “murderer” to demonizing the NRA, the event was a completely one-sided affair that did indeed seem scripted.
Just to be clear, though, CNN has denied Haab’s allegation with a statement published via Twitter.
“There is absolutely no truth in this,” the network claimed. “CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night’s town hall, nor have we ever.”
Should we believe the network? Many would resoundingly argue “no,” as CNN has repeatedly proven itself incapable of telling the truth. In fact, even the network’s defensive contains a glaring lie.
We know for a fact that during the last presidential election, then-CNN contributor Donna Brazille fed town hall questions to then-Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton prior to a CNN-hosted town hall.
Similarly, CNN likewise only recently accused Sen. Ted Cruz for being too afraid to appear on the network for an interview. But then after the senator did in fact speak with its contributors, CNN chose to pretend like the interview never even happened.
Add the many, many, many examples together, and it becomes clear why “CNN has long ago forfeited any right to” the benefit of the doubt, as noted by RedState contributor “Streiff.” CNN is, after all, “very fake news.”
As for Haab, on the other hand, he’s a great, great, kid, not to mention a hero. And truth be told, he’s too good for CNN anyway.
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