Florida Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave "Scripted Question" After Refusing Question About Armed Guards

Originally posted at iBankCoin.com

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night's town hall, but declined after the network gave him a "scripted question" instead of allowing him to ask his own question.

Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC who shielded students while shots rang out, Local 10 news that he was going to ask a question about hiring 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 don't think that it's going get anything accomplished. It's not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have."

CNN conducted the town hall on the Florida school shooting with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), along with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and the NRA's Dana Loesch. Students and parents took turns asking questions about gun control and ensuring school safety.

"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," reported Stanwood.

"CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted," Haab said. "I don't think that it's going get anything accomplished. It's not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have."

In response CNN released the following statement Thursday morning:

CNN did not, and does not, script any questions for town hall meetings, ever.

Someone is lying.


Moving and Grooving DollarMenu Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:26 Permalink

'known for her fight against draining the Everglades swamp'


Not that I distrust, but I looked her up and that is indeed who she was. Journalist, suffragette and staunch conservationist. She spent most of her life stopping ... the draining of the swamps in FL for development. As you say, the irony is so thick it almost had to have been chosen for that reason alone.



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monkey-EGO Moving and Grooving Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:05 Permalink

Although it isn't always 100% true (think Boris as one of many exceptions), I've come to discover the sweet meat on ZH usually appears closer to the bone.  I'm not interested in denigrating an innocoulous post, but receiving 100+ up votes for posting "Communist News Network" just because you're skin deep in the first five or so posts, seems a bit knee-jerk on the part of the ZH community.  No big harm though.  If one scrolls on down the page, we get to the zone where I get fed with posts from Dunne, Shovelhead, and many others.  Then again, maybe it's just my Ego.

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SethPoor VinceFostersGhost Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:24 Permalink

NO ONE, not one person, has said they saw Cruz shoot any person.

ZERO NONE NADA camera footage showing Cruz shoot any person



They are doing an excellent job of distracting you people such that you talk about anything & everything OTHER than absence of eyewitness and absence of video.


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TheDude1224 SethPoor Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:34 Permalink

When is the real NON-MSM town hall on this subject? When do we get to talk about the real issue and not push a political agenda? 

Seriously, what a waste of time, and while I'm glad Rubio decided to show up and take one on the chin, it was completely unnecessary and he should have known better. 

Oh well, at least CNN proved they don't even treat all of the children fairly. Only their children are allowed to speak, and any children that decide to be pro-gun better come with one, or face their makers.

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ReZn8r TheDude1224 Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:21 Permalink

There is no reason for a 'Town Hall Meeting' concerning this incident. It will accomplish nothing. There needs to be a real investigation into what actually happened. The FBI should keep the fuck out of it because they are liars, fake evidence, like to the court etc. The investigation should be done by Broward County. he school board should be examined as well for their stupid rules that forbid any student being charged with a crime. Wrongful death suits should be brought very soon and everyone else should mind to their own business.

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DollarMenu ReZn8r Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:21 Permalink

You are looking for legitimate forensic investigation,

the kind normally done for even routine traffic deaths.

Just like 9-11, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, etc.,

there will be NO legitimate forensic investigation.

You can not see bullets, bodies, autopsy reports, video footage,

or anything else that might detract from the agenda being promoted.

The "free press" has it's marching orders.

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SethPoor r0mulus Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:56 Permalink

You should also acquaint them with Smith-Mundt and the gutting of same during regime of Barry homosexual muslim marxist benbama


In 2012, the Obama administration legalized propaganda with the repealing of the Smith-Mundt Act, however now they have taken it a step further and made sure that ONLY Liberal-leaning outlets are allowed to provide the American people with their information. So-called “fake-news,” which in actuality is just a term which Liberals have coined designating news which does not toe the Liberal-line, will be combatted under the new NDAA provision known as “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act.” Why not just re-enact Smith-Mundt? That was a legislation which worked for DECADES to stop propaganda to the American people. But Obama doesn’t want to that, because the repeal of Smith-Mundt gave the Democratic Party the legal means to lie to the American people. With this new legislation added to it, they can now lie to Americans, while at the same time accusing those who do not agree with them as “fake-news” and have their opposition shut down…LEGALLY!!!

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helloimjohnnycat r0mulus Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:39 Permalink

The ONLY thing those 'mericans know is :

6 gorillion jewsteins died in the hollowcaust and WE must believe the same joos were the ONLY ones who suffered & perished during the 1900's & WW II. Therefore, we owe Israel anything & everything - including our lives -  forever & ever, Amen.

The goyim know Russia is our " enemy " yet haven't a solid clue about Bolshevism, the Holodomor, and the millions of innocents who were tortured to death. They are unable to fathom factions existing among jooz who fight each other for control, and at the same time, refuse to know jooz are inherently allied with a common cause against Whites & Christians. The overfed, under-educated idiot cattle applaud trophy fests such as the Academy Awards. They believe joo-faggot actors have solid opinions and live according to what they preach to the masses.

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All Risk No Reward monkey-EGO Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:47 Permalink

The Money Power "left" media and the Money Power "right" media both went to court in order to legally affirm their ability to lie to the general public under the deceptive lie that it was actually "news."

They won.

Here's the story.

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BTW, all the Monsanto conspirators are subdivisions of their Money Power financiers.

The Supranational Money Power Monopolist Mega-Corporate Global Fascist Empire is essentially monolithic, even if the various Mega-Corporate fronts give the illusion of independence.

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macholatte Moving and Grooving Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:06 Permalink


Like I said yesterday:

Can we please just call it what it is:

The Progs never let up. They do anything and everything to alter the mind set of the Sheeple without any consequences to them.

"Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously [the lie and the truth], and accepting both of them [Insanity]... with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth... Those who have the best knowledge of what is happening are also those who are furthest from seeing the world as it is; in general the greater the understanding the greater the delusion; the more intelligent the less sane... If one is to rule, and to continue ruling, one must be able to dislocate the sense of reality... If human equality is to be forever averted; if the "high," as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently; then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity..."
George Orwell — 1984

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PrayingMantis DollarMenu Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:28 Permalink

>>> something odd ... just sharing ...

“Citizen journalist Jenny Moonstone has interviewed Parkland survivors who reveal that the Secret Service held drills at the the school prior to the shooting that left 17 dead. 

According to Moonstone, multiple witnesses describe a 2nd shooter, FBI raids in town on Thursday night, and Secret Service drills last month at the school – all of which challenge the official narrative. Might this hold answers as to why the FBI failed to do anything about Nikolas Cruz?”

>>> source >>> http://yournewswire.com/citizen-journalist-blows-truth-about-parkland-shooting-wide-open/



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Jack Oliver PrayingMantis Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:50 Permalink

They filmed the ‘drill’ and edited it for TV - that’s how they always do it !! 

So FUCKING sick of this ! 

I have said before - between now and June ( Russia host the World Cup ) it is going to be chaotic !! 

They are not going to let the Russian ‘narrative’ be destroyed by allowing Russia to ‘showcase’ their country globally !! 

Because this would show that Russia is actually NO threat !! 

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pods DollarMenu Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:32 Permalink

The problem is that other news agencies take this "town hall" bullshit and report on it as being some organic thing that just sprang up and all the people came up with these questions (that all just happen to favor more right infringement).

It happened already. News radio at the bottom of the hour reported on it. Just as a town hall with Senator. It probably had some scripted chick wailing about how these guns killed all those poor kids. (I turned the radio off, not sure if this insanity is communicable by radio. Can never be too sure)

It's all a fucking shitshow anymore. They want to ban anything that will stop the empire. Semi autos with detachable mags, speech, everything. They are clamping down.

I want to see more come out about this Hogg operative.  He is a part of it.


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Dilluminati ???ö? Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:05 Permalink

I'm sitting here with America's 1st Freedom magazine 


I get the copy delivered in the mail and great coupons there is a 20% off "anything" any fucking thing at Harbor freight and that is worth the annual fee NRA.  There is gold and silver members deals also, limited quantity and if the market is right closes the deal.

You cannot vilify the members of the NRA.  None of the shooters or criminals are NRA members.  Leave it to educators who failed time and time again after being warned of this kid in Florida to blame somebody else for their failure


And the teachers weren't the only ones REPEATEDLY warned, the FBI admits doing nothing twice!

And then the real truth:


Most states have laws that either require or permit mental health professionals to disclose information about patients who may become violent. MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS’ DUTY TO WARN

Look at the states without a REQUIREMENT to warn and you see the carnage, so this is as a result of the liberals agenda and their desire to have mental health laws as they are!  

Take a look at the map, note TEXAS ad Florida note how this is a southern culture thing.. and there is where the problem is at.

Take a look at that map and then put in pins and do a count of shooting deaths.

This is not an NRA issue, again serious sport owners of guns do not do these mass shootings, blaming the NRA is like blaming and empty spoon for being fat!

This is how horribly dishonest the left has become.   

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Dilluminati FoggyWorld Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:03 Permalink

In Maryland you are REQUIRED to disclose as an adolescent health care worker, you were REQUIRED to fill out an incident report for any self-harm or threats.  I worked in an adolescent 24x7 facility and I look at the entries and the statements and can only say that everybody was failed.   Teachers, healthcare, FBI, police.. all failed to do something that in other states is REQUIRED.

I cannot make this shit up.. That map of "duty to warn" is critical as many young people start showing signs of clear mental illness

Men tend to get develop schizophrenia slightly earlier than women; whereas most males become ill between 16 and 25years old, most females develop symptoms several years later, and the incidence in women is noticably higher in women after age 30. The average age of onset is 18 in men and 25 in women.


If a male is hearing voices and expressing threats to himself or others they need help.

Another way to express the prevalence of schizophrenia at any give time is the number of individuals affected per 1,000 total population. In the United States that figure is 7.2 per 1,000. This means that a city of 3 million people will have over 21,000 individuals suffering from schizophrenia.


If you work in adolescent inpatient healthcare for substance abuse you will meet these kids trying to self medicate and it is a prfound tragedy, especially when they are young, you will see another clear data model in CDDTS 


The generalization that most of these are mentally ill and meet the requirements are true..

facts are stubborn things..

This is like diabetes and CNN is doing a genuine dis-service by not addressing the true issues behind these diseases.  This is not an issue where you can yell at a kid snap out of it, it is like diabetes it's some real shit, real illness, real numbers, real costs, poorly treated in America.



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Freddie FoggyWorld Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:56 Permalink

39 times in Broward County but the next county north (Palm Beach) had calls on this kid as well.   The school was in the north end of Broward close to Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach Sheriff's dept had many calls on the kid. 

Very oddly, CNN supposedly actually did their job and used a FOIA to pull the calls and transcripts from Broward Sheriff Office (BSO) about the kid. 

BSO and the sheriff are crooked and this was an op. 

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