Colton Haab is a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He is being recognized for his heroism in leading a group of 90 students to safety and shielding them with Kevlar mats for protection from the bullets of Nikolas Cruz.
Haab was invited by CNN to attend a town hall meeting to discuss the horrific event and ways to prevent future tragedies. He was asked to prepare questions in advance and to ask his questions at the town hall event.
As Haab explained to a reporter from WPLG in the Twitter video below, “I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions.”
Except it didn’t work out that way. Habb was given scripted questions by CNN, which he refused to ask, declining the invitation to attend the event. “CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab continued.
In a Thursday morning tweet, CNN denied having scripted questions for Haab or anyone else, which means someone is lying.
I can’t vouch for the truthfulness of Colton Haab, but CNN is well-known for being less than honest nearly all the time and spinning every broadcast with a decided liberal slant.
Nearly all of the responses to CNN’s tweet agree that CNN has no credibility.
CNN response to the claim of a "scripted question" for last night's town hall: pic.twitter.com/Mz1hMqqfkw
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 22, 2018
Calling a hero that saved lives a liar, not a good look!
— PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY (@Post_VOL) February 22, 2018
I don't know Colton Haab well enough to vouch for his truthfulness, but I do know CNN as a steaming pile of dishonest, biased, leftist fake news. ZERO credibility!
— Powdered Wig Society (@Patreeit) February 22, 2018
I'll believe this kid all day long over agenda driven CNN
— Mayor of Gladeville (@BigBoyVol) February 22, 2018
— Amy Marie (@My_2_bratz) February 22, 2018
clear thinking people have to choose between this student and an you, an organization that has a history of #LIES…….we choose the student WITH NO REASON TO LIE… and u have the temerity (look it up) to then come out with this garbage? u are sad and make me sick….🤮🤮
— Louis S. Luzzo, Sr. (@GourmetGuyMag) February 22, 2018
— AMERICA 1st! 🇺🇸 (@Monica4Trump) February 22, 2018
There is a reason you are the least trusted name in "journalism" and I use the term "journalism" very loosely with you. You were caught with Donna Brazil, caught again on this one. #VeryFakeNews #ScriptedQuestions
— American Robot (@TheRealJeepin2k) February 22, 2018
I’d like to believe them, however CNN was caught doing this I believe 3-4 times last year. A couple pre-scripted situations, and a couple manufactured protest situations.
— Rookie ✨ (@MichaelEvancoe) February 22, 2018
— I Yam What I Yam (@Nvr4Get91101) February 22, 2018