THE CNN NON-SCRIPTING EVENT

Several days ago, I blogged about the widely circulated story that Colton Haab, a student at Parkland High School, was handed a scripted question to ask at the CNN “town hall” meeting.  Assuming the story was true, I excoriated CNN for doing so.

It turns out that the story is not true.  We now find out that the Haab family altered a couple of emails to make it seem as though CNN was scripting his question, but it wasn’t so.

There is a lot to dislike about CNN, a lot to attack it for regarding Parkland, a lot of reasons to find Haab’s story credible.  But facts are facts.  It was not..

I regret taking Haab’s word for what happened at face value, and apologize to CNN for doing so.

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