Color me stunned.
Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC credited with shielding students during the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, has accused CNN of scripting questions for students as they held an anti-gun town-hall meeting Wednesday night.
Haab claims the network approached him about asking a question at the televised meeting, to which he obliged by writing a few and settling on one questioning the feasibility of putting veterans in schools as armed security guards.
But he quickly realized that anything not related to bashing firearms and the Second Amendment wasn’t going to be a part of the show.
“I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions,” Haab said.
Instead, he asserted, CNN wanted him to ask their scripted questions.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) February 22, 2018
Haab called out CNN in a major way.
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” he said. “I don’t think that it’s going get anything accomplished. It’s not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have.”
Exactly – How can you have a true discussion or debate if you’re not going to listen to the other side?
Haab, sensing his viewpoint was going to be squashed as CNN dictated the topic of conversation, decided not to attend the town-hall meeting.
CNN did not let Colton Haab ask a question at tonight #StudentsStandUp because he was pro-gun rights.
This is who CNN censored. https://t.co/63JJi3Qaub
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 22, 2018
Anybody who watched the town-hall meeting on gun control could easily tell the entire affair was designed to push a certain agenda, placing CNN squarely in the category of propaganda machine.
From the crowd being absolutely stocked with anti-gun zealots, to the NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch being booed, heckled, and called a “murderer,” to moderator Jake Tapper sitting back silently as one student compared Sen. Marco Rubio to the school shooter, this was a thoroughly one-sided affair.
There was even one point where a student repeated nearly word-for-word a fake news story that CNN’s Chris Cuomo shared earlier in the day.
“I was reading that a person 20 years old bought one (AR-15) and in five minutes got it with an expired ID” survivor Samuel Zeif said. “How is it that easy to buy this type of weapon?”
Problem is, that story was a complete fabrication pushed by Cuomo. It never happened.
Hey, @ChrisCuomo from CNN. Saw the article you retweeted: “I WAS ABLE TO BUY AN AR-15 IN 5 MINUTES”
Did you see the part where he admits to neither filling out the necessary paperwork (which would initiate the background check) NOR purchasing the AR-15? Weird. pic.twitter.com/wLfaiKCqaM
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) February 21, 2018
Now, we have CNN pushing a particular agenda through scripted questions.
“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,” WPLG’s Janine Stanwood reported.
Only one side gets to share their experience, it seems. What a disgrace to the profession of journalism.
Chris Cuomo, Jake Tapper, and the whole of CNN should be ashamed of themselves.
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