(National Sentinel) Fake News: A second person has come forward to accuse CNN of only pursuing a certain politicized narrative during a town hall-style event to ostensibly discuss the recent Parkland, Fla., school shooting.
Andrew Klein, the father of one of the students who survived last week’s school shooting massacre, told Fox News‘ Laura Ingraham that the network was only interested in viewing those who “espouse a certain narrative.”
The tone of the event was decidedly anti-gun and anti-National Rifle Association; moderator Jake Tapper did little to stop questioners from often loudly badgering two of the guests, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch.
During the interview, Ingraham correctly noted that every one of the questioners CNN featured was decidedly anti-gun and very critical of the NRA — but not the admitted shooter, Nikolas Cruz, the FBI for failing to act after two tips or a local armed school resource officer who failed to react during the shooting.
Klein told Ingraham his experience was very similar to that of Colton Haab, who has also said that CNN attempted to script a question for him rather than let him ask his own. Haab was going to suggest using armed military veterans to guard schools; Haab is a member of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Junior ROTC and helped move students to safety.
“Laura, that’s not surprising at all,” Klein said regarding the network’s one-sided event. “I actually spoke to a CNN producer on Thursday, the day after the shooting and the producer insinuated to me they were looking for people who were willing to espouse a certain narrative, which was taking the tragedy and turning it into a policy debate; and I read that as being a gun control debate.”
Ingraham asked Klein what was specifically said to him.
“The producer said we are looking for people who want to talk about the policy implications about what happened in terms of — she didn’t mention guns — the policy implications for preventing mass shootings,” he responded.
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