Colton Haab, a student who survived the mass shooting in Parkland said he pulled out of the Town Hall meeting Wednesday night because all questions were “scripted”.
As you can imagine, the network strongly denied.
Colton said he wanted to ask about using veterans as armed security guard.
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted. I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions.”
“I don’t think that it’s going get anything accomplished,” he said. “It’s not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have.” -Haab
Richard Hudock, CNN’s senior manager of public relations said:
“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.”
Some thoughts from Twitter below:
Honestly, so many different stories out there that we don't know what to believe.
#ThursdayThoughts— Bradley Scott 🙏🇺🇸 (@Hoosiers1986) February 22, 2018
I hate @CNN.
They reward Florida student hero Colton Haab by trying to FORCE him to use SCRIPTED questions & then REFUSING to let him share his experiences!
Apparently he doesn't BLINDLY follow a Liberal agenda!
Shame on those JERKS!https://t.co/7InKqNPrLy
#ColtonHaab is a Hero.— L A (@rekordgirl) February 15, 2018