It’s no surprise to anyone that the mainstream media has some awfully dirty tricks up their sleeves, but CNN’s treatment of school shooting survivors as props requires addressing.
It is nearly impossible for any of us to imagine the grief and sorrow of those involved in a tragedy such as the Parkland, Florida school shooting of a week ago. Seventeen lives were lost on that fateful day, and those seventeen lives touched countless people within the tight knight community at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. For every one of those bodies laid to rest, there are parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends, and loved ones who are now mourning.
While some in the mainstream media have shown some compassion for those feeling the affects of this tragedy, CNN has been nearly devoid of tact in the last week. Then again, what do we expect from the kings of “fake news” who are little more than a platform for advertisers and democrats.
Not only did the liberally biased network allow a room full of angry leftists to shout down NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch and Senator Marco Rubio, but they are now also being accused of staging the reactions of students who actually survived the horrific incident in Florida.
Their inexcusable attempt at hijacking the narrative is now being exposed by at least one student who refrained from participating after CNN canned his own words in favor of theirs.
“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 had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,’ Haab told WPLG-TV.
“‘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.”
Haab’s idea is not a new one by any means, having been floated by a number of organizations in the wake of the Parkland Tragedy.
Famously, the folks over at StopSchoolShootings.org have enacted a petition to push for the exact sort of protection that this courageous young man hoped to outline during his time on CNN.