CNN predictably responded with “liar liar, pants on fire.”
CNN response to the claim of a "scripted question" for last night's town hall: pic.twitter.com/Mz1hMqqfkw
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 22, 2018
CNN’s people may want to follow up, because Haab is giving specific details.
Along with names:
What had happened was four days ago I had gotten contacted by a lady named Carrie Stevenson from CNN. She had asked me originally to just write a speech.
The speech became a bunch of questions. A bunch of questions became one question. Then, CNN made edits.
That’s why I didn’t go last night. Originally I thought it was going to be my own question and my own say. It turned out to be more of just a script. She had actually said over the phone that I needed to stick to the script.
Seems as though these kids’ arguments are hardly their own.
On one hand, editing questions and having a set framework to ensure clarity is understandable. Especially when dealing with teens. Otherwise, the program would be about as orderly as Einstein’s uncombed mane. Not to mention packed to the brim with shout-outs to Tide for creating such a tasty snack.
The problem is CNN was presenting this town hall meeting as an organic debate. The miniature activists’ questions and positions were hyped up as their own. Colton Haab’s revelation makes this sound more like it was CNN doing the debating with the kiddos as stand-ins. Gun grabbing puppeteers controlling mid-pubescent avatars with shaven heads.
We’ve long accused progressives of using kids as props in their quest for leftist world domination. It’s looking more and more like that’s the case here.
Ok CNN, Haab named a specific producer. Your move.