CNN’s argument that they did not SCRIPT their abusive town hall just took another hit.
By Patriot Beat
This time by the Father of a shooting survivor, who says CNN told him they were attempting to PUSH a specific anti-gun narrative.
From Town Hall
CNN is not out of the woods with the allegations that it scripted questions for their town hall event, which quickly went off the rails, devolving into a two-hour bashing of law-abiding gun owners and the National Rifle Association. Colton Haab, a survivor of the February 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, alleged that CNN re-wrote his question, and that they told him to “stick to the script.” Well, it seems that wasn’t the case; a doctored email allegedly from CNN was circulated to Fox News and the Huffington Post, which prompted the network to release the email exchange (via Business Insider):
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On Friday afternoon, Fox News and the HuffPost reached out to CNN to verify emails between the Haabs and Stevenson that they received from Colton.
A CNN source provided Colton’s version of the emails, as well as their versions of all of the communications between the Haabs and CNN, to Business Insider.
In CNN’s version of one email, Stevenson told Glenn that Colton needed to stick to a question that he and Stevenson “discussed on the phone that he submitted.” But in the version of the email provided by Colton to Fox and HuffPost, the phrase, “that he submitted” is deleted.
According to the metadata of the Word document containing the email that was provided to Fox, it appears that Glenn last edited it.
“It is unfortunate that an effort to discredit CNN and the town hall with doctored emails has taken any attention away from the purpose of the event,” a CNN spokesman told Business Insider. “However, when presented with doctored email exchanges, we felt the need to set the record straight.”
Glenn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This article (Father of Shooting Survivor Just Proved CNN Lied About Town Hall) was originally published on Patriot Beat and syndicated by The Event Chronicle.