Colton Haab, a student who survived the Florida school shooting, exposed how CNN tried to force him to read scripted questions in an interview with Fort Lauderdale’s WPLG.
“I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions,” said Haab. “But 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,” said the WPLG reporter.
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted,” said Haab. “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,” said the station.
“I don’t think that it’s going to get anything accomplished. It’s not going to ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have,” said Haab. However, after Haab made these allegations, CNN viciously attacked him and accused him of being a liar.
“There is absolutely no truth,” to Haab claims, says CNN. “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,” claimed CNN.