CNN has turned a number of the survivors of the Parkland school shooting in Florida into mini-celebrities in the wake of the massacre. It is seldom the case that survivors of these tragedies do speak out, so you can’t blame the network for giving them airtime.
But we can blame CNN for using these survivors of a tragedy as pawns for gun control. While we don’t mean to attack the students personally, having survived such a tragedy doesn’t add any validity to their calls for gun control, especially since I haven’t seen any actual concrete proposals from these students. I’ve just seen them call for “action.” What kind of action exactly? Who knows – just “action.” They also want politicians to “do something.” What that something is isn’t explained.
Likewise, views of the Parkland survivors who don’t believe gun control is the answer aren’t any more valid either, but they do exist, and CNN is not giving them airtime. In fact, the only time CNN almost gave one of the pro-gun students a platform was at their recent town-hall event with Dana Loesch. In that case, they wouldn’t allow him to express his actual beliefs.
According to Fox News,
Colton Haab, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were shot and killed last week, says he did not attend the event when he realized it would be a “total waste of [his] time.”
CNN denies that it scripted questions for any of the participants at the town hall, which was attended by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch.
On “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday, Haab said he was contacted several days ago by a CNN producer who asked him to write a speech to deliver at the event, in addition to questions to ask.
He said after some back and forth, he was eventually provided with a question that was not his own words.
You can watch some of Colton’s interview on Tucker Carlson’s show from last night below:
#VeryVeryFakeNewsCNN told Colton Haab, a Junior ROTC member, who shielded students from gunfire in FL school shooting, “stick to the script.” Consequently, Colton pulled out of meeting.#CNNScriptedTownHallMeeting pic.twitter.com/TCEnJ7xa4Z
— ✨Twinkle✨All The Way💫 (@KimwithpanacheG) February 23, 2018
Even President Trump tweeted out about the interview:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2018
But it gets worse. Also on Fox last night was Andrew Klein, father to a student at Marjory Stoneman, who said that CNN deliberately sought out liberal opinions after the shooting to put on air. You can see his claim below:
Andrew Klein, whose daughter attends Stoneman Douglas High School, says that a CNN producer told him the day after the shooting they were looking for people to do interviews who would "espouse a certain narrative which was taking the tragedy and turning it into a policy debate." pic.twitter.com/1NqflLpoou
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) February 23, 2018
This is insanity. It’s clear as day by now that we can’t trust CNN to present an objective report on any political issue. They’ll always load it up with liberal opinion. For shame.
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