Did CNN really tell school shooting survivor Colton Haab to ‘stick to the script’?

February 23, 2018

By Staff

A week after a school shooting in Florida left 17 people dead, CNN aired a riveting town-hall event moderated by Philly native Jake Tapper that featured members of the Parkland community confronting politicians and stakeholders about what could be done to protect schools from future attacks.

But there was one survivor absent from the event — 17-year-old Colton Habb, who told WPLG-TV Wednesday night, “CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted.” On Thursday night, Haab appeared on Fox News, telling host Tucker Carlson that he decided to skip the town hall after a CNN producer re-wrote one of his submitted questions.

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