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Tucker Carlson interviews Colton Haab about CNN scripting questions - Haab doubles down, names names

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Tucker Carlson interviews Colton Haab about CNN scripting questions - Haab doubles down, names names
Yesterday, I asked why anyone would ever be surprised that CNN would stack the deck in their gun control “Town Hall.”  Gun control, along with socialized medicine, is one of their two ideological holy grails. Anyone who’s watched CNN for any length of time knows that. CNN issued a strong denial, but they’ve done this sort of thing in their debates and in their coverage, so it’s no stretch to think they’d do it here.

Still, there are those - even in conservative media - who doubt Colton Haab’s claim that CNN had refused to let him ask his question, and instead scripted a question for him.  I’m not sure why. Most of the raised eyebrows leaned heavily on the idea that “CNN probably didn’t want him to run through a speech, so they edited whatever he presented.”

Last night, Haab appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show. Not only did he double down on his original claim, he clarified it, named names, and left no doubts about what he says happened.

Via Real Clear Politics, Colton Haab said:

COLTON HAAB: 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.

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As I said yesterday, there’s little reason to believe CNN’s side of this story.

Still, it’s a he-said-they-said situation - one that will likely never be resolved.  You can watch Haab’s entire segment below.  I suppose it’s possible that he’s lying or confused, but he sounds sincere to me…


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