Florida Shooting Survivor Doubles Down: CNN's Entire Townhall Was Scripted

The latest embarrassing blow to CNN's (already tattered) credibility emerged last night when Colton Haab, the student who first exposed CNN for pushing him to ask a scripted question during Wednesday night's town hall appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to offer even more shocking details about CNN's conduct.

Yesterday, we noted that Haab, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and shooting survivor, had come forward to say he decided not to attend Wednesday night's CNN town hall after CNN producers gave him a pre-scripted question for him to ask.

But Haab told Carlson that the producers didn't just want him to ask one scripted question: They essentially rewrote a list of questions and political points that he wanted to make at the town hall, prompting him to back away from the town hall. Haab told Carlson he shared with CNN what he wanted to say, but a producer named Carrie Stevenson ultimately rejected it, and instead after several conversations "scripted" a question for him.

"CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted," Haab said to a local news outlet Wednesday night, according to RealClearPolitics.

Haab told Carlson he wanted to go "speak [his] part" and "open eyes" to a few things he thought could make the situation better. Haab said the network was dishonest and that is why he decided not to attend. He also said he was directed to "stick to the script."

"She had actually said that over the phone that I needed to stick to the script," Haab said of the CNN producer.

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.

More shockingly, Haab said he believed all the questions asked at the town hall were scripted. Haab explained in detail what happened between him and the cable news network and what he thought of the town hall.

"So what had happened was four days ago I had gotten contacted by a lady named [State of the Union executive producer] Carrie Stevenson from CNN. She had asked me originally to just write a speech. It was going to be at the town hall at the BB&T Center [in Sunrise, Florida]. So I agreed. I felt like it would be the right thing to do. Be able to go speak my part as well as open eyes to a few things that I thought that can make this situation a little better. From there, three days ago, so the next day after that I had gotten an email back from her and she asked for more of questions rather than a speech. Which I was totally fine with so I wrote a little less of a speech and more of questions that I wanted to ask at the town hall. The day after that it was more of just questions. She asked for just questions that I would like to ask."

"So, I gave her my questions and then yesterday, at about 5:15, I made contact with her. And she had asked if I had just asked her one question. So what they had actually done was wrote out a question for me because in my interview with CNN, I had talked about arming the teachers, if they were willing to arm themselves in the school to carry on campus. And they had -- she had taken that of what I had briefed on and actually wrote that question out for me. So I have that question here if you would like me to ask it for you."

Haab said he turned off the town hall because he could tell that the questions being asked were scripted.

CNN, of course, has denied Haab's claims.

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. 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.

But, of course, they can't both be telling the truth.

So who're you going to believe?

Comments

mtl4 drendebe10 Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:55 Permalink

Why has the media been silent on the NV casino shooting, worst one in US history no less?..........We still know next to nothing about it (no motive, conflicting witness details/accounts, police back-tracking, you name it) and this mass shooting stuff is all really starting to smell bad.

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Ecclesia Militans All Risk No Reward Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:36 Permalink

Let's offer (purely hypothetical, don't start flaming me now) to amend the Constitution to repeal the Second Amendment - but only if we can replace it with an equally strong bulwark against tyranny.

Laws, clear and unambiguous, that preclude public servants from financial benefit while in the service of the country.  Elected officials, appointed bureaucrats, career drones - ALL of them.

Force the FBI to INVESTIGATE and treat law enforcement like the judicial activity it is supposed to be.

Public lands to be managed by THE PUBLIC.

Require Nancy Pelosi, The Clinton Gang, and all the other Shogunates around the country to explain in detail where their wealth came from and how it was arrived licitly.  Make the pursuit of this goal both a criminal and civil effort so that, even if no real crime can be proven, funds for speechmaking can be stripped if they are deemed to have been a function of political position and influence peddling.

Etcetera, etcetera. and so forth.

Let's see if the Left buy into our new effort at evening the playing field.

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techpriest Ecclesia Militans Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:03 Permalink

Personally, I would start with reading "Democracy: the God that Failed" to understand how we got here. People screaming "Burn her!" in the town hall is a perfect example of the decvilizing effects of policy up to this point.

And with the Left, just remember that they will always renege on any agreement, but expect you to live up to your end. Its an interesting angle, but if you actually went forward with your idea I think the Left would sacrifice Nancy Pelosi and one or two more as a token, but ultimately hide the bulk of what they are doing.

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pods techpriest Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:32 Permalink

They really cannot (well, in theory) be able to amend away the BOR.  That is the thing that sucks about adding the BOR to the CON in the first place.

The BOR mainly declared natural rights. These cannot be legislated away. The right to be secure in your person and effects, speech, petition a gov for grievances, self defense, etc.

The whole thing is a shitshow anymore. Everything is open to being squashed by stupid shit, like the preamble "general welfare" clause.  

I say burn it down. It's more than past time.  Bamboo lounge the whole thing.

pods

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All Risk No Reward Ecclesia Militans Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:07 Permalink

The problem is that your hypothetical imagines 1. integrity at the top, and 2. the ability of ordinary people to impose integrity at the top if it doesn't exist.

BTW, clear laws are broken all the time.  Hillary did it, the FBI head elucidated the crime, and then didn't punish her because she has a Money Power Kiss My *ss card...  that's what Nick Rockefeller called it when he offered it to Aaron Russo for signing up to the Money Power Empire system.

Section 2A of the Federal Reserve Act has been outright broken since the 1980s.  Most helots don't even know what it says, and if they read it, they still won't comprehend what it says...  there is no dual mandate - it is mind control.  There is a singular mandate with multiple expected effects if the singular mandate is followed.  They don't follow the mandate, which is a crime.  But there is no penalty, just like in FinReg.  That's right, Denninger claimed to read the whole thing and said there wasn't a single penalty in that law.

Also "the public" doesn't exist as an autonomous entity. so it can't manage anything.

The data and logic (evidence) indicates to me that education of a moral mass of people is the only thing that can even turn this ship towards the right direction.  I can't do that on the 'Hedge, so you can see how impossible it is outside the 'Hedge.

I'm going to do my part simply based on the principle of doing what is right.  A precious few will benefit (already have, emphasis "few").

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Samuel Culper Ecclesia Militans Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:28 Permalink

EM,

 

it wont work because every thing is hackable. 

 

There are laws on the books that are being broken all the time. 

 

Also, consider that the Bill of Rights is not a list of ten laws. It is the expression of utter mistrust in government. It is the admission that no matter how well you craft a law, there are plenty of people willing to oppress others through government. There would be no US without the Bill of Rights.

 

The 2nd Amendment like the First makes sense if you know, not feel, that the government will oppress you. 

 

Otherwise, none of the Bill of Rights makes any sense. 

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Creative_Destruct Samuel Culper Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:55 Permalink

"Also, consider that the Bill of Rights is not a list of ten laws. It is the expression of utter mistrust in government."

Exactly, well said. The idiots forget the obvious... this country's founding CORE principle is a basic mistrust of government and a focus on checks and balances required to prevent government tyranny, explicit or creeping. Relying EXCLUSIVELY on  laws to protect us is NOT enough; ALL of those laws can be gamed and interpreted (i.e., "hacked") to subvert intent.

But the idiots (both politically left and sometimes right, but mostly left) either don't understand this or are willfully ignorant to support their own agendas.

The Feinsteins, Gillabrands, Schummer's, and other 16 year-old drama queens in adult bodies who worship government, want us to believe the Second Amendment is about hunting... not a final check on the mass-murderous tendencies of government, which historically has been clearly demonstrated (HUNDREDS of Millions killed by governments in the last century alone, versus hand-fulls by nut-cases like Cruz).

 

 

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No Rulers Samuel Culper Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:26 Permalink

Very good points. Many people should read the Preamble to the B o R (yes, one exists). In it, the wording explains what the purpose of the proposed amendments was. It was so that, if the plain wording of the Constitution wasn't clear enough, nobody would be able to misconstrue the meaning of the powers, and limits on those powers, conferred upon the federal government in the original.

 

As you implied, this has not worked out well. With the benefit of two centuries' worth of experience, we can plainly see that no words on a piece of parchment can limit government. It was valiant attempt, but it was doomed to fail, as should have been recognized by all of the Founders, given their understanding of history and the passions of men. Judge Napolitano often refers to it as "libido dominandi".

 

All in all, I'm with Spooner on this one. The Constitution is an elaborate myth, upheld by the same religious fervor that most attach to government itself.

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No Rulers Ecclesia Militans Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:05 Permalink

Ecclesia, no flaming here. I would simply point out that repealing the Second Amendment will not achieve the end you postulate. We would simply end up with the Constitution as originally written, which gave no powers to the Federal government respecting regulation of firearms. We would be at status quo ante.

 

What would be needed, probably at the same time, is another amendment, which actually empowered the Federal government to regulate firearms.

 

I wouldn't trust such an outcome, even if it could be accomplished (for argument's sake; I am not in favor of what you propose). There is no such thing as a clear, unambiguous law. Any law can be misinterpreted, or misapplied. I think the Constitution, as flawed as it is, is pretty clear on a lot of things, but that didn't stop the power-seekers from perverting it. And, it would take decades or centuries to find out if the idea really worked to improve the situation. Most of us don't have that long to wait.

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Things that go bump Ecclesia Militans Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:29 Permalink

How could you replace it with an equally strong bulwark against tyranny? More words on paper? They already consider the Constitution an inconvenient set of suggestions, many of which they prefer to ignore. The Founders gave us the 2nd Amendment not only to defend against foreign aggression, but to keep the government under control, and we've done a really piss poor job of that. If we give up the right to bear arms, we're toast. 

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Singelguy Ecclesia Militans Sat, 02/24/2018 - 06:19 Permalink

I don’t know if you are stupid or just plain naive. What is the point of having a law when there is no way for the people to enforce it against a tyrannical government that would seek to abuse it? If the government has all the weapons and the people have none, which side do you think is going to win? The government knows that there are more weapons than hair dryers in the country and the majority of their owners know how to use them. They also know that should they push too far, the people will revolt and in their numbers they will certainly win and the government overthrown.

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New World Chaos mtl4 Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:59 Permalink

That's because Paddock was a spook, an arms dealer, and a connoisseur of Cheese Pizza.  Vegas was some kind of arms deal that was co-opted by Alwaleed Bin Talal and other evil clowns and turned into a botched assassination attempt against the Saudi crown prince.  Remember, the Saudis own the top four floors of the hotel.  We don't know everything because the FBI came in and ran the investigation as a coverup.  Standard operating procedure.  The "evil white guy with a gun" narrative can be manufactured any day of the week but they really don't want anyone to look too closely at Paddock.  What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas... for now.

Parkland is blowing up though.  Looks like everyone knew in advance that Cruz was a dangerous lunatic.  All they needed to do was set the stage, then give him a push.  Here's a summary of suspicious things about Parkland and other shootings.

https://crashthematrix.wordpress.com/2018/02/16/school-shootings-and-ot…

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Buckaroo Banzai New World Chaos Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:22 Permalink

"Looks like everyone knew in advance that Cruz was a dangerous lunatic. "

Did they? It really isn't that hard to manufacture a bunch of internet activity to make someone look nuts, and then kill off that someone's adopted parents, and place that someone with foster parents that you control for a few weeks who will talk shit about that someone, then put that someone with new foster parents who don't have all the keys to their gun safe.

The smart approach here is, don't believe ANYTHING coming out of Parkland.

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Withdrawn Sanction Socratic Dog Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:53 Permalink

MM's article is good.  The part about the Cruz kid being arrested a couple of miles away from the school merely wandering around was an eye opener for one thing.  

Where is the closed circuit camera footage?  Where are the results of the residue tests to see if Cruz actually fired a weapon?  What are the results of his blood test?  Was he on SSRIs or other psychoactives?  Why didnt the SRO (Sheriff's Deputy) not charge in upon hearing shots?  (Perhaps b/c he thought it was a continuation of a previous drill, or worse, he was told to stand down.)  Why is the jewish sheriff of Broward Co. throwing the SRO under the bus? 

This thing stinks worse than my dog's breath.  The dead kids deserve better than a blackwash or to be fodder for the gun grabbing tyrants. 

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All Risk No Reward Buckaroo Banzai Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:40 Permalink

I didn't consider that angle...  up on the shelf it goes for further consideration as more relevant data becomes available.

The details aren't all that important, though, and can be a detriment.

The big picture is that the trillion dollar police state won't protect you, even in the most obvious cases.

That, and there are no negative establishment consequences for police who cower outside while a shooter guns unarmed people down.

Therefore, individuals have to be able to protect themselves.

Period.

That and the Money Power and their "Human Power dElite" are straight kicking helot *ss left and right.  Translation, for the few moral people out there, it is time to become educated in learning (logically assemble relevant data = knowledge, NOT unsubstantiated claims) and learn how we live under a factual Supranational Money Power Monopolist Mega-Corporate Global Fascist Empire tyranny that has fully armed their Debt Star (like a covert economic neutron bomb version of the Death Star).

PS - The Money Power trying to disarm you runs the global gun running trade, as well as the trillion dollar global drug trade.

Just so ya know.

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2Blondboys Buckaroo Banzai Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:14 Permalink

Originally his co-workers thought he was a good worker.  They never saw this explosive person others have seen.  Also the 2nd home insist they saw nothing to worry about.  Meanwhile in 2016, a report about an incident which included  the cop that did nothing surfaced indicating that cop refused to work with investigators.  So this resource cop apparently knew the shooter.  I find it impossible that every level of law enforcement plus the school, mental health, child services, did nothing.

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opport.knocks New World Chaos Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:24 Permalink

LOL - Sentence 1 is mostly correct (unsure about pizza) - but the Saudi connection is pure fiction. This was a J-Mafia operation, remember that they (Adelson et.al.) are the real owners of Sin City. No way this did not happen and get covered up (the LV sherriff is obviously owned by them) without their approval.

Just like 9-11. Point the fingers at someone else, Saudis - lol - as if....

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All Risk No Reward New World Chaos Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:54 Permalink

>>That's because Paddock was a spook, an arms dealer, and a connoisseur of Cheese Pizza.  Vegas was some kind of arms deal that was co-opted by Alwaleed Bin Talal and other evil clowns and turned into a botched assassination attempt against the Saudi crown prince.  Remember, the Saudis own the top four floors of the hotel.  We don't know everything because the FBI came in and ran the investigation as a coverup.  Standard operating procedure.  The "evil white guy with a gun" narrative can be manufactured any day of the week but they really don't want anyone to look too closely at Paddock.  What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas... for now.<<

That's a counter narrative to the obviously fake establishment narrative, but you know what Lenin said (because the Money Power sure knows, you better know, too):

"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it."
~Vladimir Lenin

Given that this narrative was also presented to the masses through "spook" channels (their game is lying, lying, and more lying), I consider it and put it on the shelf without simply accepting it because someone "inside" said it.

Let's look at the facts:

1. Paddock worked for the Money Power IRS and the Money Power military complex until late 1988.  Then Paddock appears to have stopped working.
2. In 2015, he files tax returns for with about $5 million in income playing "video poker" at major casinos.
3. Dude is apparently a real estate mogul.
4. Every ordinary person that met him said they would never have seen this coming.
5. The event was clearly faked and staged  to a degree (no shots coming from room with camera focused right on room during shooting, single shots hitting the ground to the sound of rapid fire, two different men appearing as "Campos," fake picture of Campos awards ceremony (picture depicted a room that was remodeled 6 months prior) contradictory story between Campos and the alleged engineer guy, etc. ad nauseum,

No, I'm not saying nobody was killed, I think people were killed.  The narrative of how it happened, however, is full of fakery and staging.

6, Paddock was a loaded family guy who took care of his family in an extravagant way.
7. Paddock was 64 years old.
8. The Money Power wants helot guns as they usher in their imminent scientifically engineered economic collapse.
9. The Money Power wants to flush out "woke" and moral people, especially in government and law enforcement.
10. The Money Power want to test the general public's level of gullibility.
11. Retired Black Operators are, shall we say, all risk and no reward?
12. The Money Power Black Operators have a long tradition of icing people they deem "all risk and no reward."  Watch Wormwood on Netflix.  There is even a name for this...  "Burn Notice."
13. Dead men tell no tales.
14. 65 is a great retirement age.

All verifiable facts.  As well as the Money Power Mega-Corporate management team insider trading (they don't mind being obvious, they can't help themselves and the general public has a single digit political IQ).

Now, these FACTS all fit nicely together with the following narrative:

Paddock was recruited from the Money Power finance/military complex to run Money Power Black Operations.  He did so for decades and made a ton of illicit cash.  However, he was told he needed to launder his Black Ops proceeds through Money Power Mega-Corporate casinos in Vegas.  The lowest vig is... video poker, so that's where he laundered his Black Ops money.

Paddock had a ton of cash and was right around a great time to retire, so it is very plausible he put in his "notice" that he was ready to retire and kick back to enjoy his millions without Black Operator obligations and worries.

This turned a Black Ops asset into a Black Ops liability.  Well, that's not ideal, and Black Ops knows how to take care of situations that aren't ideal.  The Money Power wants to minimize all risk situations, as well as promoting their other agendas listed above, so they created the scenario we all observed in Vegas.

The Money Power wins all the way around:

1. Their Black Ops risk is mitigated.
2. Their gun control narrative is reinforced.
3. They tested their political, media, and law enforcement assets on the ground.  Also their Black Operators and their willingness to gun down civilians.  Maybe some even said, "no."  That's important information for the Money Power to know as well.
4. They've identified more "woke" people to target with their NSA surveillance and, if necessary, Black Operators.
5. The Supreme Court ruled, just months later, that "military weapons," which can mean almost anything, are NOT covered by the 2nd amendment.  It just dawned on me to analyze whether the Justice that died was pro-gun or not... that death might just be related.
6. The Money Power police state plods on.
7. The Money Power Royal Saudi conspirators float a narrative that they are actually the victim, which people parrot without ever doing the requisite relevant data accumulation and logical analysis...  a Money Power asset is now viewed as a victim...  not part of the cabal that actually did the murder.

It all fits, way better than that glove on OJ's hand.

>>Parkland is blowing up though.  Looks like everyone knew in advance that Cruz was a dangerous lunatic.  All they needed to do was set the stage, then give him a push.  Here's a summary of suspicious things about Parkland and other shootings.<<

Agreed 100%.

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All Risk No Reward All Risk No Reward Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:20 Permalink

BTW, another fakery is the position of the gun about 2-3 feet directly above Paddock's head.

They claim he shot himself in the mouth and the bullet didn't make it through the back of his head.  There is evidence he was actually shot in the chest and the coroner's report is a lie.

If you don't think coroners can lie, you are not actually thinking, you are assuming in the most cowardly way.

Reference the Frank Olsen story where the coroner lied in the autopsy (Netflix Wormwood) and the death of Dr. Mary Sherman's murder where it was claimed that her entire arm, bones and all, were missing due to a small fire that was set on her as part of the murder staging.  Small fires physically can't make bones disappear.

These are obvious lies, yet there are no consequences.  They have what Nick Rockefeller calls Kiss My *ss cards...  do whatever the Money Power says through their agenda driven agents and the Money Power Empire will protect you.  This is made very clear in Wormwood.

But I digress.  Back on point, can you imagine any scenario where Paddock shoots himself in the head (or chest) and the gun lands 2-3 feet above his head?

Seriously.  If he shoots himself in the head, he will fall back (body position is consistent with this) and the gun will be rotating and propelled opposite the direction of body.  The gun should be below his head and off to the side somewhere.  Even if he shot himself in the chest (which suicide victims effectively never do, hence the potential motive for falsifying the autopsy), the gun would simply be farther off to the side.

But 2-3 feet directly above his head?

Go ahead and try to create a plausible narrative where that would happen, well, other than his murderer placing it there after killing him.

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New World Chaos All Risk No Reward Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:13 Permalink

Maybe.  I upvoted you.  Your theory is plausible.

Paddock was definitely using the casino for money laundering.  There's no way anyone makes a career of gambling, except possibly with blackjack.  And you can be sure that if Paddock was consistently winning, they would have kicked him out- unless they were getting a cut.  You can tell the official story is Fake News just from this one absurd part.

This could have been some kind of Fast and Furious operation in which the casino would launder the money and provide security.  Private card games could be arranged, the one paying would lose a predetermined amount of money, and all of a sudden the payment becomes legal and firewalled.  This is probably where the real money is in Vegas.

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All Risk No Reward New World Chaos Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:56 Permalink

NWC, not just a living, but $5 million in profits in a single year!

Yes, they think we are that stupid to believe that.  And they are mostly right.

BTW, the way his girlfriend is being protected (admits to loading magazines, bullet boxes littered hotel room), she is almost certainly involved in their Black Operations as well.

Ordinary people in a similar situation don't get treated like she has been treated...

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All Risk No Reward New World Chaos Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:01 Permalink

Also, thanks for the conversation - happens too little when people express ideas.  I'm not saying I know that is what happened, and I'm not even saying that the Saudi assassination narrative is false.  I don't know, and these demon spawn aren't going to tell me.

Truth be told, both scenarios are likely wrong, at least to one degree or another.

But I do think the logical assemblage of the relevant data fits the theory presented (and based off the logically assembled data) than does the counter narrative that actually serves to paint the bad guys as victims.

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