Parkland shooting survivor's father admits email changes in CNN spat

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Stevenson told the father the additional language he proposed was "way too long" and Colton would need to stick to the question "that he submitted". He said the network tried to script his question.

Glenn Haab, the father of a teen who submitted a question, sent out a doctored version of an email from CNN - making it seem like they had provided their own question when really they were asking him to shorten the one he had written so more students could get a chance.

"There was nothing malicious behind it", Glenn Haab, the father of 17-year-old Colton Haab, told the Associated Press.

Glenn Haab then pulled his son out of the event, telling the media that CNN had denied Colton the ability to speak freely and forced his son into following the network's script. Colton echoed that view in subsequent media appearances.

As a result of the email screenshots, media rivals Fox News accused CNN of harbouring a pro-gun control bias and of censoring Haab's ability to speak freely.

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When contacted, a spokesman for CNN declined to comment on the record about the about-faces. US President Donald Trump tweeted about it on Friday (Saturday NZT), saying "Just like so much of CNN, Fake News!" He later admitted that he omitted several words from the email, although he maintained it was not intentional. Glenn deleted "that he submitted".

"There is no evidence, as of right now, that CNN tried to give Colton Haab a scripted question".

Though Glenn Colton said he did not omit the words on goal and "there was nothing malicious behind it", the omission changed the basis of the conservative media's freakout enough that even Fox's Tucker Carlson, who had Colton Haab on his show the day after the town hall to make these claims, issued a brief correction on his Tuesday show.

Carlson and host Sean Hannity both promoted the anti-CNN conspiracy last week, and now face further scrutiny since the boy's father himself came forward to admit he "omitted" parts of the email. The Haab family concedes that they did remove a line from out of their emails in a way that might make some think it its meaning had changed. We don't know. We can't prove or disprove that.

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