Kirsters Baish| On Wednesday evening, CNN held their gun control town hall, but what a lot of people aren’t realizing is that it was never meant to be a serious conversation. The entire thing was put together to slam conservatives and to give livid Floridians a chance to take their feelings out on Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch.
The entire program was a waste of time, and on Thursday it was made known that a lot of people there, which included a student who survived the school shooting that took place last week in Florida, claimed that CNN scripted the event.
The Hill reported:
A student survivor of last week’s mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school said he was asked by CNN to “write a speech and ask questions” for a town hall but declined to attend the event after “it ended up being all scripted,” a claim the network is pushing back on.
CNN has angrily denied the claims of scripting. There is, however, an issue with CNN’s story.
The Daily Caller reported that one CNN spokesman spoke with TheDC and stated that even though Haab did submit remarks to be delivered, the remarks were denied when it seemed obvious that he was attempting to deliver a big speech rather than just asking one question.
CNN’s Vice President of Communications and Digital Partnerships Matt Dornic stated that “there is absolutely no truth” to Haab’s claims. He told TheDC that “CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night’s town hall, nor have we ever.”
There’s an issue with that statement. Even though CNN gave an explanation, they still allowed certain participants to give long statements that were way beyond a simple question.
They definitely let Lori Alhadeff, the mother of Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the 17 victims of Nikolas Cruz, give an entire speech at the time that NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel were on stage.
Interestingly enough, the moderator, Jake Tapper, did not even let Loesch answer the question.
It seems like CNN was okay with lengthy speeches from a grieving mother, but not from anyone who would expose the truth.
Towards the middle of the following video, you can see footage from “Townhall” and it disproves CNN’s statement.
It isn’t surprising that CNN is once again totally full of it.
Colton went on Tucker Carlson and elaborated on his statement. Watch the video below: