Anderson Cooper and the rest of CNN must be shaking their heads hard after what just happened! Members of CNN were caught red-handed on live television after who took the microphone and explained what happened to him. The person who revealed this is a survivor of the school shooting that occurred in Florida at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school. With everyone trying to figure out how to solve the problem and fix the issues that lead a person to commit a random act of violence in the form of school shootings, it’s only necessary that our news agencies remain honest, truthful, transparent, and build trust with the viewers. But that didn’t happen when CNN was caught on camera in this sad, yet hilarious moment of an epic television fail.
President Trump must be laughing after reading this because this is the one thing that all Americans should not have to deal with. Americans want honesty and integrity, and they can’t seem to find that whenever they turn on CNN. It’s no shock that CNN was just caught doing this awful thing to a group of survivors as they push the leftist narrative upon the young minds. It didn’t take long for one of the survivors, named Colton Haab, to see through it.
Real Clear Politics reported more on the incident:
“Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night’s town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a “scripted question,” quashing one he wrote himself. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards. (CNN response below.)
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab told WPLG-TV.
CNN aired a town hall on the Florida school shooting with Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) that included NRA’s Dana Loesch and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel that was moderated by Jake Tapper. Students and parents asked questions about gun control and school safety.
“I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions,” Haab said.
“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 explained.
“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,” Stanwood reported.
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab 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.”
The reports on this situation remain mixed. It’s a battle of he said/she said. One side says one thing happened, and the other side says something else happened. The hunt for the truth is ongoing.
It’s one thing to have a television show or movie be scripted, but this is real life, and Haab is providing his side of the story which suggests that CNN tried to script the entire narrative towards one direction or the other. It would be better if they reported honestly and allowed the people to speak without allegedly providing them with a direct script to read.
The student, Haab, wanted to ask honest questions and be given honest answers. There’s more truth involved when people are put on the spot and asked questions in real-time when they may not have a response prepared. The student victims deserved to have a truly open discussion involving what just happened with their lives. If CNN indeed provided people with a script, then it’s incredibly heartbreaking that they would try to push a narrative upon students who just suffered a major tragedy in their lives. It would also be unfortunate to use the student victims and survivors as a means to deliver an agenda.
CNN later released a statement saying that this was not true and they did not provide a script to anyone. CNN claimed that Haab wanted to give a long speech instead of sticking to asking questions. They argued that the session was not for lectures or speeches, but instead for questions only. It appears as if CNN was approving items they wanted to be asked, but not allowing others, mainly if it wasn’t in line with their supposed agenda or programming needs.
It appears as though the family pulled Haab out of the event, but there are conflicting reports that say CNN removed the boy.
It seems as though CNN and other outlets are reporting conflicting answers to this situation. Either way, people like Anderson Cooper must be shaking their head as CNN gets thrown under the bus when another supposed truth is exposed.
It’s important to always look for the truth from multiple sources.
Can anyone tell us who gave this girl the paper with the question?