Shooting Survivor Says CNN “Scripted Questions” During Politically Constructed Town Hall…

CNN has a reputation for manipulating their production of Town Hall events to support very specific political advocacy. One of the more famous examples was CNN contributor Donna Brazille giving Hillary Clinton questions in advance of a CNN political town hall so Mrs. Clinton could prepare responses.

Last night CNN hosted another heavily manipulated production in the aftermath of the Parkland Florida school shooting. One student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School refused to use the “scripted questions” and backed out of the event.

Student Colton Haab said he was invited by CNN to participate, but he refused to accept their script:


CNN broadcast the town hall last night with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch. The event was moderated by Jake Tapper who was also the moderator in the infamous Hillary Clinton “scripted questions” town hall event.

Jake Tapper is the common denominator.  Additionally, Broward County Sheriff Israel, a staunch Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama supporter, was part of the policy cover-up who refused to arrest violent students.



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234 Responses to Shooting Survivor Says CNN “Scripted Questions” During Politically Constructed Town Hall…

  1. NJF says:

    I find it offensive that ☪️NN held a townhall after POTUS held his listening session. No respect whatsoever. And of course it was as anti it POTUS as possible. Even Rubio giving his “I don’t agree w/POTUS BS.

    They would never do that to Obama. If they did it would be a love fest of what a great, courageous man he is.


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  2. Binkser1 says:

    The only thing I wish the young man would’ve done is told CNN that he would ask the scripted question but then get up there and ask the question he wanted. On a side note, this production was disgusting. These kids were behaving like animals and obviously reading scripted questions. My mother or father would have ripped me out of my chair by the ear if I would’ve been as disrespectful as these kids. And therein lies a big part of the problem I’m sure, their parents.

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  3. JAS says:

    Sundance is soo correct about Broward County. I’ll go one step further. The voters in Broward County OWN THIS – LOCK STOCK AND BARREL. They voted those officials into power. You reap what you sow.

    Now they want to blame guns and someone else. Finger pointing is their mantra, blame is never theirs. How pathetic. And the Broward youth is almost completely brainwashed, the effects of which will last for at least another two generations.

    I visited friends at Broward County just recently (conservative few). They lived in a high end neighborhood in Plantation. Plantation, they said, got so bad (dangerous) they had to move. The wife was afraid to go to the supermarket.

    And now there is talk of raising the age for buying a long arm to 21. Don’t know about the rest of the Treepers, but a looong time ago my dad bought me a shotgun when I was 15. After school, I would call a cab and pay the guy 4 bucks to take me to the Skeet club: shotgun, shells and all. No problems. Nobody was afraid of that.

    This country has gone insane….

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    • kevin king says:

      Tough questions that actually are uncomfortable but need to be asked will not be asked. This is what happens when you society begins to lose its resilience. We have similar problems over here in the UK. Our country went insane a while back. Here it’s about what sort of society we want going forward and people are not willing to address the fact that our culture as we knew it 20 years ago, will be gone soon if things carry on as they are. It’s a mess.

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      • auscitizenmom says:


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        • nimrodman says:

          Well, here’s Plantation today. Bump-and-rob capers with pepper spray in victims’ faces. Oh yeah – really it’s unnecessary to say, but – the usual suspects.

          4 robberies reported within days at Plantation Publix stores, police say
          Women targeted, pepper sprayed in all cases

          “Police said a black Nissan Altima pulled up behind a woman as she was loading her groceries into her car. Police said a man got out of the back seat, pepper sprayed the woman and snatched her purse.

          “Her vehicle was stolen later that night from the driveway of her home after she had it towed, police said …

          “The final robbery was reported at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday …

          “The victim told police she was driving home from Publix when a black Nissan intentionally rear-ended her vehicle while she was entering her development.

          “When the woman got out of her car to check the damage, a man and a woman got out of the Nissan, pepper sprayed the victim and took her purse, authorities said.

          “Pepper sprayed her, punched her in the face twice, pushed her down and closed the door and took off. They left her on the street,” the victim’s son told Local 10 News.

          “Police said the man got into the victim’s car and drove away, while the woman fled in the Nissan.”

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          • TMonroe says:

            And these are the types of crimes that have the charges pled down to basically zippo, eliminating the violence of a vehicular assault to a nonviolent offense. Then, under Barry’s turnstile criminal justice reform, these “nonviolent” (on the conviction blotter) offenders will be eligible for,early release.

            Self-perpetuating, yet these politicos serving up the decriminalization bromides refuse to connect these basic dots, and are aided in this by the usual suspects, all while George S. funds more and more DAs with similar marching orders.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            Scary. Is this Plantation, FL?


    • nor'easter says:

      ” The voters in Broward County OWN THIS – LOCK STOCK AND BARREL. They voted those officials into power. You reap what you sow.”

      Excellent point; applies to all manner of governments, nationwide.

      I wonder how many municipalities have custom-tailored their local community and school boards and various committees’ meetings so that they are specifically convenient to the members and local municipal employees, while at the same time, very inconvenient for the majority of the working class tax-paying public, essentially eliminating debate and dissenting votes.
      As an example, my local Townhall holds meetings at 3:30 PM during a midweek day, bimonthly. This corrupt arrangement has afforded the-powers-that-be the ability to easily implement agendas and policies, many of which may not in the best interest of the public.
      I’m preaching to the choir here, but I pray that the voters in my community WAKE UP.

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    • mike says:

      When I turned 12, semiauto 22 rifle. At 17, my dad gave me a beautiful Colt Woodsman for Christmas.

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    • churchmouse says:

      Thank you, JAS, for the update on Broward County.

      I was last there a little over 20 years ago and, before that, about 23 years ago. It was great. The local freebie papers had all sorts of restaurant discounts. The apartment complexes along the coastline were perfect, as were the residents.

      I went to the big mall in Plantation. It had every upmarket shop one could want. It’s incredible that it would have changed so much.

      Broward County used to be wonderful, for the most part. (Yes, there were less desirable neighbourhoods, but I always felt safe.) So sorry to read that it’s gone so far downhill.

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      • nimrodman says:

        I’m not sure how far gone that Plantation mall is yet, but there’s a well-known societal pathology that results in dead malls, flight of productive taxpayer base, and transformation of once-thriving and safe communities into dysfunctional no-go zones. The only hint I’ll drop is that it’s got to do with demographics. See my comment just upthread about pepper-spray robberies and this article:

        Dead palm trees, debris and smashed glass: Eerie photos show the inside of an abandoned mall that was once home to 155 thriving shops and restaurants

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        • TMonroe says:

          Reporter Colin Flaherty — whose YouTube channel got PC’ed out of existence, but still has a site under his own name — documents the result of PC priorities that touches all of this and lets repeat offenders evade proportional justice, young and old. When there’s little disincentive not to rob, injure, kill, or just do whatever you want, it’s no suprise that areas experience downturns at a rapid rate nowadays.

          Officials and the media act surprised, even when it happens over and over. The answer offered too often is to drive the numbers down by not prosecuting or arresting appropriately. Combine this with the number of police being handcuffed by PC priorities of politicos, and it’s the Wild West. For the sake of you and yours, never assume past is prologue as far as areas (i.e.thats a safe area, that my wife, mother, daughter, family can go). Do your research.

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          • nimrodman says:

            “For the sake of you and yours, never assume past is prologue as far as areas (i.e.thats a safe area, that my wife, mother, daughter, family can go). Do your research.”

            Exactly. I’ve referred family who are considering a move or trip to a census mapping tool I use, or I’ve led them thru it myself or captured images to send them to help choose “safe areas”.

            The underlying base maps of roads and highways are quite faint, so it’s difficult to know exactly where you are. You have to have google maps open in another browser tab, search for the city you’re interested in, then zoom in and pick road patterns from the google map that you can recognize on the other tab where the census mapper is. You can pre-zoom approximately on the census mapper but to get down to the neighborhood level, you really have to iterate back and forth between it and google maps in the other tab (or other map software if you’d prefer not to google).

            Once down to the neighborhood level, one can judge from the dot map (colored dots) and also hover over various census tracts and a small table will pop up with demographic breakdown in percentages for that tract. Basically, this is a self-research tool equivalent to telling a real-estate agent “just show me the neighborhoods with good schools”.

            Here’s the census mapper tool I use, click on “View more maps” and select top row center, Racial / ethnic distribution, 2010″. Then start zooming in.


            At least we get something useful for our tax expenditures on the Census.


        • churchmouse says:

          Thank you for the link. How sad. One can imagine how beautiful it was not so long ago.

          About 15 years ago James Howard Kunstler used to take photos of abandoned mall exteriors. His old website had a gallery of them. It was always poignant to find one I had been to.

          Yes, you are right about demographics and dying malls. I noted that the photos in the DM article are from Owings Mills, MD, which used to be a really nice town. I wonder what’s happened there.

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          • nimrodman says:

            Have a look at the surrounding vicinity of the Owings mall with the census mapper link above and tell us what you think.

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            • churchmouse says:

              Haven’t been able to see a census mapper but found these two links which explain a lot:


              ‘On September 25, 1992, Christina Marie Brown was found dead from a gunshot wound in the back of the head at close range on the mile-long pathway from the mall to the metro station. Her purse, containing about $120, was taken.[13] On the day of her murder, Ms. Brown, an employee of a cleaning company under contract to Saks, had left work and was believed to be heading to her home in Baltimore City. She was shot after she resisted a robbery attempt. The pathway was immediately closed and later torn up in response to the murder.[9] The murder received heavy local media attention, which led to a perception that Owings Mills Mall was unsafe.’


              ‘The Owings Mills “fashion mall” opened to great fanfare 30 years ago, but the 1992 murder of Christina Marie Brown shook the public’s confidence in the mall area.

              ‘Brown, 28, was shot to death as she walked along a path from the mall to the Metro station. Nigel Antonio Carter, then 17, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder.

              ‘The mall declined in the years that followed. High-end retailers left, to be replaced by mid-range stores.

              ‘Saks Fifth Avenue left Owings Mills in 1996, followed by Sears in 2001 and Lord & Taylor in 2002.’


  4. Paco Loco says:

    The MSM and particularly CNN are deranged in their hatred to all things Trump. They are the personification of Goebbels philosophy that if a lie is told frequently, it will become the truth. You can not tune into the Fake News Networks and expect to find the truth and factual information. They only can produce programs that fits the left’s warped view point. The over whelming hate they have for president Trump and Red State America colors everything they produce and has become blantently anti-American. The Republic can not function without a free and fair press and the Communist infiltration of all things media and Hollywood is nearly complete. This is not going to end well with half of the population being brainwashed by the FNN and the other half questioning everything that is published or broadcast. No unity, no country.

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    • suejeanne1 says:

      While briefly going through the news channels today, I saw that Thomas Friedman was on CNN, expounding.

      I ask like a voice in the wilderness, WHEN will someone call out Thomas Friedman when he gets to talking about gun control, etc., why did he think it was perfectly appropriate to assassinate Saddam Hussein? This was his brilliant answer to the “SHOWDOWN” – Saddam Hussein scarily confronting then-President Clinton: set up an assassination of a foreign head of state against whose country we had not formally declared war at the time of this contemplation.

      Who did Friedman think should actually do the job? A Special Forces guy? Navy Seal? CIA operative? Then we would all go merrily along our way, with no repercussions in the Middle East? Feed into and reconfirm the mistrust of America, sure, that’s a great policy move.

      Thomas Friedman and George Stephanopoulos discussed the merits of assassinating Saddam Hussein – preferably with a “head shot” – in the pages of “Time” magazine, the November 24, 1997 issue.

      Back then, Thomas Friedman had no hang-ups about gun violence!


  5. ForGodandCountry says:

    CNN is a part of “JournoList” MSM media conspiracy, which never died.

    If you don’t remember what “JournoList” was/is, it:

    “was a private Google Groups forum for coordinating politics and the news media with 400 “left-leaning” journalists, academics and others. Ezra Klein (Vox) created the online forum in February 2007 while blogging at ‘The American Prospect’ and shut it down on June 25, 2010 amid wider public exposure. Journalists later pointed out various off-color statements made by members of the list denigrating conservatives, as well as a seeming conspiracy to prop up then Presidential candidate Barack Obama.”

    its high-profile membership — which includes Nobel Prize-winning columnist Paul Krugman of the NYTs; staffers from Newsweek, POLITICO, Huffington Post, The New Republic, The Nation and The New Yorker…

    Tucker Carlson, wrote in a July 22, 2010 article: “Again and again, we discovered members of Journolist working to coordinate talking points on behalf of Democratic politicians, principally Barack Obama. That is not journalism, and those who engage in it are not journalists. They should stop pretending to be. The news organizations they work for should stop pretending, too.”

    Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard, discussed JournoList saying, “… hundreds of journalists have gotten together, on an online listserv called JournoList, to promote liberalism and liberal politicians at the expense of traditional journalism.”

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    • churchmouse says:

      If Fred Barnes is against them, it’s serious.

      Barnes went leftward, so, if he does not like this, he’s definitely on the scent. Barnes is still an honest, traditional journalist (even if I do not agree with everything he’s been saying over the past several years).


    • Speaking of Ezra Klein and Vox:

      In a memo to staff on Wednesday morning, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff announced plans to lay off around 50 employees, with the Racked, Curbed, SB Nation, and Video Services teams “bearing the biggest impact.” Additionally, he said that around 12 other employees will be offered “role changes.”


  6. tgmccoy says:

    Sundance, or any Fla. Resident: After listening to the “sheriff” Israel, and Dana’s great questions that were never answered,.
    Does Florida not have a way of filing restraining orders? One would’ve been sufficient to
    a least go to probable cause in Oregon…

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    • mcfyre2012 says:

      Expulsion from a school is essentially…a restraining order. The expelled student is no longer allowed to be on that school’s property for any reason.

      But…expulsions are not reported to law enforcement…especially in Broward County. The student is merely sent to attend a different school…and made sure to graduate…so the county school system still gets credit for another graduate…and more money from the feds for a high graduation rate. That’s the problem.

      IMO, expulsion should result in (at the very least) not being allowed to buy, own, or possess a firearm until at least age 21.

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  7. sunnydaze says:

    That CNN TownHall thang is unraveling pretty quickly.

    Fox News should probably do one of their own, to give a more well-rounded view.

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  8. sunnydaze says:

    CNN did not press Sheriff Israel on why shooter had previous reported gun threats against people, and nothing was done:

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    • TMonroe says:

      Yes, and if all guns were banned tomorrow, we’d be even more dependent on the actions of said constabulary, so their not having their act together in this dem haven is a tad concerning if all power is ceded to them.


  9. sunnydaze says:

    CNN KNEW about the shooter having previous gun-threat reports against him, but did not ask Sheriff. Link to CNN article at TGP:


  10. phoenixRising says:

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  11. sunnydaze says:

    Eric Holder talks about “Brainwashing ” people about Anti-Gun stuff on Cspan, back in the 90’s:


  12. delmarvajim says:

    Eric Holder has been brain “flushed” for many years now. He should have recalled this video when he made the decision about supplying guns for Fast & Furious that lead to the murder of Agent Brian Terry


  13. Rynn69 says:

    CNN’s “fair” press policy:
    Republicans – we will utilize scripted, pro-liberal agenda questions during the town hall
    Democrats – we will provide all the questions before the town hall


  14. millard fillmore says:

    We know CNN lies.That’s all we really need to know about them.By the way,the AR-15 was referred to by the CNN-written question readers as a weapon of war.In which country is the AR-15 a weapon of war?None.They lie,and that’s all they do.


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