Thursday, February 22, 2018

What I tell you?

Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me "Scripted Question" After Denying Question About Armed Guards

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."

UPDATE: CNN released the following statement Thursday morning:

CNN did not, and does not, script any questions for town hall meetings, ever.

uh huh...


Anonymous said...

Fucking liars!

BTW: I give Marco Rubio 1/10 point for at least showing up but with every appearance it becomes more obvious that Marco is not and never will be ready for prime time. He didn't even prepare himself.

And POTUS is just trying to construct another firewall behind another line of limited retreat. We don't have anyone with a high media profile making a case against the emotional stampede generated by the "never let a crisis go to waste" Democrats. It is discouraging. Another stride toward a conflict that will only be settled with real violence. Sigh!

Pastorius said...

Totalitarianism in full effect.

Always On Watch said...

the emotional stampede generated by the "never let a crisis go to waste" Democrats

It's all so infuriating!

Anonymous said...

ABC10News: School board knew of Parkland shooter's obsession with guns and violence, documents show Warning signs present in Cruz's education plan prior to Douglas enrollment.
The above article reveals ===>"Cruz was making progress at the Cross Creek School for emotionally and behaviorally disabled students in late 2015"<===

Despite progress ...and serious concerns,(===>" he was doing well in classes at Cross Creek School prior to the move"<===) ===>" his transfer from Cross Creek to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a school of about 3,300 students, was authorized, and records show he enrolled full-time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in January 2016."
...""Nikolas' mother expressed that she feels that he is doing well at this school," the plan noted. "She is so happy with his academic progress as well as behavioral progress. He is using profanity less at home. He gives his daily note to mom most of the time. His behavior at home has improved. Nikolas is maturing nicely and is calming down. He would like more homework and prove that he can do the work. He is learning to do his own laundry/chores at home."..." records indicate that once the move was made to Marjory Stoneman Douglas, his behavior deteriorated, with several disciplinary actions..."
===>""If you make a movement with somebody like this, you better have an ironclad system of support to monitor him along the way," Provenzano said.

When asked if she believed Cruz received that support, Provenzano did not hesitate with an answer.

"No, I do not," Provenzano said. "

Always On Watch said...

I suspected something similar would be revealed -- and here it is!

Always On Watch said...

Mainstreaming Cruz was a fatal error!

thelastenglishprince said...

Well, we can move on now and do a bit of navel-gazing and seek to understand Pelosi's mysterious statement about "mowing the grass". I am sure it is a cryptic message. It has to be... somewhere.

For sure - Pelosi shouldn't be allowed a gun purchase. Something is not right upstairs.