CNN attacks JROTC hero after he claims it ‘scripted’ townhall questions – then it issues a challenge

CNN found itself in a no-win situation as the network issued a statement denying it had scripted questions for students at a Florida town hall on guns.

Following remarks by a survivor of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that he was not allowed to ask his own questions, CNN issued a statement Thursday claiming the student’s comments were essentially “fake news.”

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Colton Haab, a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps member, shielded his classmates from the 19-year-old gunman who opened fire in the school last week, killing 17 people. And CNN invited Haab to appear on Wednesday’s town hall in Sunrise.

“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab said, explaining why he ultimately turned down the invitation to appear at the town hall.

“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,” the network fired back in a statement as it invited the student to make an appearance on the network to “discuss his views on school safety.”

It also invited the JROTC hero to come on the network to face their gun control crossfire.

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The town hall was, not surprisingly, filled with anti-gun activists shouting down speakers like National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch who faced off with students directly. High school senior Emma Gonzalez, who has spoken out against guns at rallies since the shooting, pressed Loesch on weapons bans, reading her question from a printed slip of paper she held.

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio also faced off against the hostile crowd gathered by CNN, as they attacked him for his pro-Second Amendment stance as well as anything else he tried to explain.

CNN’s statement in defense of its town hall did not go over too well on social media as many Twitter users declared they were just not buying it.

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Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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