CNN is attacking a teenager who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School—after he claimed they tried to feed him a staged, anti-gun question at Wednesday night’s town hall debate.
Colton Haab, 17, a JROTC enlistee who attends the high school in Lakeland, Florida, said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at the controversial town hall meeting. He claims the question he submitted—which asked about the possibility of putting more armed guards in schools—was rejected by CNN, and that the network instead fed him a “scripted” question.
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab explained. “I don’t think that it’s going to get anything accomplished. It’s not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have.”
CNN, however, went on rampage—essentially calling Haab, who survived a school shooting barely a week ago, a total liar.
“There is absolutely no truth to this,” CNN fumed, in a fiery statement. “CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night’s town hall, nor have we ever.” They also claimed that Haab’s father had removed his son’s name from participation before the forum began.