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    CNN: Where news goes to die

    Post  sinister_midget on Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:58 am

    Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me "Scripted Question" After Denying Question About Armed Guards

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night's town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a "scripted question," quashing one he wrote himself. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards. (CNN response below.)

    "CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted," Haab told WPLG-TV.

    CNN aired a town hall on the Florida school shooting with Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) that included NRA's Dana Loesch and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel that was moderated by Jake Tapper. Students and parents asked questions about gun control and school safety.


    "I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions," Haab said.

    "Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC who shielded classmates in the midst of terror says he did not get to share his experience," WPLG's Janine Stanwood explained.

    "Colton wrote questions about school safety, suggested using veterans as armed school security guards but claims CNN wanted him to ask a scripted question instead so he decided not to go," Stanwood reported.

    "CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted," Haab said. "I don't think that it's going get anything accomplished. It's not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have."

    UPDATE: CNN released the following statement Thursday morning:

    CNN did not, and does not, script any questions for town hall meetings, ever.

    UPDATE @8:47AM ET: CNN released a more extensive statement that explained the situation.

    In a longer statement, CNN confirmed Haab was invited by the network to participate but his father decided to withdraw his name from participation. CNN said Haab wanted to give an extensive speech and not just ask a question, something the network said the forum was not designed for. CNN noted the subject Haab wanted to address, arming teachers, was discussed at length in the 2-hour long town hall event.

    CNN has invited Haab to appear on the network.

    Full statement from CNN's Richard Hudock:

    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. After seeing an interview with Colton Haab, we invited him to participate in our town hall along with other students and administrators from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Colton’s father withdrew his name from participation before the forum began, which we regretted but respected. We welcome Colton to join us on CNN today to discuss his views on school safety.

    According to a CNN insider Haab wanted to give an extensive speech and not just ask a question, something the network said the forum was not designed for. When the family was told this they decided to pull out of the event. The CNNer also noted the subject Haab wanted to address, arming teachers, was discussed at length in the 2-hour long town hall.

    I won't say that I'm positive the kid didn't make it up. But I will say I'm 100% absolutely sure-fired certain CNN lies when they say they've never scripted questions. They've probably been doing it since their inception, but I know for a fact they've been doing it since the 90s.

    Maybe they're just using wiggle words. Maybe they don't write the scripted questions. Maybe they leave that part to the leftists they collude with. But they're handing them out. They know they're scripted. They're as guilty as the people writing them if they aren't doing it themselves.

    It leads me to believe the kid is probably telling the truth about being handed a scripted question.


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    Post  sinister_midget on Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:04 am

    CNN’s long history of allowing Democratic town-hall plants


    In 2007, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, then a student at Iowa's Grinnell College, admitted asking
    a question planted by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.


    CNN would tell you that they didn't script the question from the girl in the picture. And that may be true in technical terms. But in reality they knew about her, and they knew she was one of the people they were told to call on, and they even knew what question she would ask so they knew when to call on her. That makes them accomplices whether they wrote and handed out the questions or not. It also makes it scripted on their part because they knew the timing and followed it.

    On Thursday, CNN will host a town hall with President Obama as part of his “final-year push to make gun control part of his legacy.” In addition to sitting down with liberal anchor Anderson Cooper, the network says Obama will “take questions from the audience.”

    Uh-oh. Get out your best pruning shears and trowels. In an age of micromanaged partisan stagecraft and left-wing media enablers, there is no such thing as a spontaneous question.

    CNN has a long history of allowing political plants to flourish in its public forums.

    At the cable station’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas in 2007, moderator Wolf Blitzer introduced several citizen questioners as “ordinary people, undecided voters.” But they later turned out to include a former Arkansas Democratic director of political affairs, the president of the Islamic Society of Nevada, and a far-left anti-war activist who’d been quoted in newspapers lambasting Harry Reid for his failure to pull out of Iraq.

    At a CNN/YouTube GOP debate two weeks later, the everyday, “undecided voters” whose questions were chosen included:


    • A member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual Americans For Hillary Clinton Steering Committee.

    • A young woman named “Journey” who questioned the candidates on abortion and whom CNN failed to properly identify as an outspoken John Edwards supporter.

    • A supposed “Log Cabin Republican” who had declared his support for Obama on an Obama ‘08 campaign blog.

    • A supposedly unaffiliated “concerned mother” who was actually a staffer and prominent Pittsburgh union activist for the United Steelworkers — which had endorsed Edwards for president.

    • A supposed “undecided” voter who urged Ron Paul to run as an independent, but who had already publicly declared his support for former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson’s Democratic presidential bid.

    • A staffer for Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), a former intern for Rep. Jane Harman (D-California) and a former intern for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.


    Once a manipulative gardener, always a manipulative gardener. During the push for ObamaCare, Democratic plants spread like kudzu across town hall propaganda events. At White House “citizen town halls” in 2009, Team Obama hand-picked not-so-random “random” questioners who included:


    • An operative for the Washington, DC-based Health Care for America Now, the K Street Astroturf outfit with a $40 million budget to lobby for government-run health care that directed its activists to “drown out” opponents at town hall meetings.

    • An “unemployed” cancer patient who was actually working for the DNC’s Organizing for America and the Virginia Organizing Project, which coordinated lobbying trips and health care forums with HCAN.

    • A Democratic National Committee member and community blogger at Organizing for America.

    • The 11-year-old daughter of a coordinator of Massachusetts Women for Obama who had donated thousands of dollars to the campaign, as had her law-firm employer.


    Using young people as horticultural conduits to shape narratives wasn’t an Obama invention, of course. Last week, Hillary Clinton’s town hall events featured two children reading scripted questions on gender pay equity and guns. The campaign balked at accusations that they would exploit kids and manufacture questions.

    But this is the campaign of the former secretary of state whose staff bragged in emails released last fall that it had “planted” questions with CBS News’s “60 Minutes” in 2011.

    And this is the woman whose 2008 presidential campaign staff admitted to providing prefab queries to a Grinnell College student in Iowa. Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff exposed how a senior Clinton staffer approached her with “a binder with pre-written questions.” She told CNN — attention, CNN! — that the “top one was planned specifically for a college student. … It said ‘college student’ in brackets and then the question.”

    Gallo-Chasanoff conceded to asking the question, which read: “As a young person, I’m worried about the long-term effects of global warming. How does your plan combat climate change?”

    Upon reflection, Gallo-Chasanoff felt ashamed of her cooperation with Democratic Kabuki theater and condemned the charade as “dishonest.”

    If only more self-respecting journalists felt the same way.


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    Re: CNN: Where news goes to die

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    Re: CNN: Where news goes to die

    Post  sinister_midget on Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:59 pm

    This one got somebody suspended from Facebook. The guy who was suspended didn't make a malicious comment. He didn't make an accusation. He only said what you see there. Suspended for 7 days.



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    Re: CNN: Where news goes to die

    Post  sinister_midget on Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:40 pm

    This girl is not reading a scripted question provided to her by CNN:



    And that's not her in this picture in the second row:



    This also isn't her standing next to the 2018 Florida high school student who graduated from high school in California in 2015.



    CNN: The most trusted name in news© so long as you aren't trying to get facts or learn the truth.


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