It’s shocking news, we know: CNN’s so-called ‘townhall’ on gun control in Parkland, Florida, turned out to be a staged political lynching of Sen. Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch, spox for the NRA.
After the event, one of the survivors of the shooting revealed that CNN refused to include him among the students on stage after he rejected a pre-scripted question.
And during the event it quickly became clear that students had been pre-selected for gotcha questions aimed at further dragging the NRA through the mud.
Townhalls, generally speaking, are supposed to be conversations.
CNN’s event, however, was a proverbial ‘why are you such a terrible human’ interrogation.
Rubio and Loesch should’ve expected as much from the left’s favorite mouthpiece.
Here’s more from RCP…
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.
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.