Business Insider reports:
The family of Colton Haab, a student at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week, provided a doctored email to media outlets in order to defend Haab’s claims that CNN rewrote a question for him to ask at the network’s Wednesday town-hall-style event on school shootings.
Haab told the Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday night that CNN executive producer Carrie Stevenson gave him a question to deliver to lawmakers and told him to “stick to the script.” But CNN says there is “absolutely no truth” to Colton’s claims, which he first made on a Miami TV-news station.
In CNN’s version of one email, Stevenson told Colton’s father Glenn Haab that Colton needed to stick to a question that he and Stevenson “discussed on the phone that he submitted.” But in the version of the email provided by Colton to Fox and HuffPost, the phrase, “that he submitted” is deleted.
According to the metadata of the Word document containing the email that was provided to Fox, it appears that Glenn last edited it. “It is unfortunate that an effort to discredit CNN and the town hall with doctored emails has taken any attention away from the purpose of the event,” a CNN spokesman told Business Insider.
Breitbart is continuing to defend them.
The family of a Parkland shooting survivor appears to have provided doctored emails to Fox and HuffPost in an attempt to support their claim that CNN “scripted” its Wednesday town hall. https://t.co/AdiXw2lmRz pic.twitter.com/3O5EneClcK
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