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CNN busted again trying to feed scripted questions to grieving students at Town Hall meeting on gun violence

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CNN caught again feeding guest scripted questions. The network issued a denial that the provided scripted questions to a guest of gun control town hall. On Wednesday evening, junior Colton Haab, a survivor of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida told a local TV station he had been invited to participate but withdrew after being asked to recite scripted questions.

Haab: I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions.

Reporter Janine Stanwood: But Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC, who shielded classmates in the midst of terror, says he did not get to share his experience.

Haab: CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted.

Stanwood: 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.

Haab: 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.

On Thursday morning, CNN public relations issued a statement denying that anyone had been given a “scripted” question, and inviting Colton Haab to appear on air:

There is absolutely no truth to this. CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night’s town hall, nor have we ever.

After seeing an interview with Colton Haab, we invited him to participate in our town hall along with other students and administrators from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Colton’s father withdrew his name from participation before the forum began, which we regretted but respected. We welcome Colton to join us on CNN today to discuss his views on school safety.


The CNN town hall was of course stacked heavily with gun control advocates. CNN chose, for example, to highlight Emma Gonzalez, a student who has spoken at rallies since the shooting and who has blasted President Donald Trump. Gonzalez was seen clutching a piece of paper as she asked a question of National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch.

CNN has absolutely zero credibility left. The network is all in with the left. Providing scripted questions to grieving teenagers is just the latest example of fake news from the Communist News Network.

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