CNN Won’t Let Hero Student Ask Questions. They Hand Him a Script

He declines to be part of their propaganda campaign. Florida Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave “Scripted Question” After Refusing Question About Armed Guards

It was a townhall meeting. He thought he would be able to ask his questions and give his opinions.

Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC who shielded students while shots rang out, Local 10 news that he was going to ask a question about hiring veterans as armed security guards.

“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab told WPLG-TV. “I don’t think that it’s going get anything accomplished. It’s not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have.”

Here’s a 38 second video clip of a news interview with Colton Haab.

Of course CNN is denying that they might be propagating fake news.

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3 Men – Not Speaking German – Attack German Mother Walking With Stroller

You won’t find any mention in the English language press. 29-Jährige Mutter mit Kinderwagen von drei Sex-Tätern überfallen – TAG24 or (in English) 29-Year-Old Mother With Stroller Attacked By Three Sex Offenders. (If you open the link above in Chrome, the browser will offer to translate.)

Forget mentions in the English/American press, you won’t see ethnicity attributed in any press. Angel Merkel is STILL trying to form a government. (The election in Germany was on the 24th of September. 4 months – they should admit defeat and have another election.)

Simply shocking: A 29-year-old mother was on Wednesday morning with her one and a half year old child on a dirt road in the district of Höchst in the direction of Hartz on the road, when she was attacked by three men.

The media organization goes to pains to keep one thing secret – though not their “shock” at the nature of the attack.

The perpetrators were 25 to 30 years old and between 1.80 and 1.85 meters tall, slim and all dressed in black. They had a dark complexion and spoke in a foreign language.

This being the extremely multicultural and PC Germany of the 21st Century, I can’t think what that really means. Can you? [Hat Tip]

How Can an Article This Long on the Problems with Restraining Orders NOT Mention Self-defense?

In a word? Bias. At least the author admits that “Orders of Protection” are not in and of themselves protection. Do Orders of Protection Actually Shield Domestic Violence Victims? | The Crime Report

There is a long litany of cases where an order of protection is violated. And also why you should get one anyway, and what you should do once you have one.

There is even mention of not relying on the system to protect you. That a court order is only one piece of the puzzle.

But I guess it would strain the Left to breaking to even CONSIDER the option of armed self-defense.

And it should be stressed that the time when someone is trying to get away from their abuser – moving out, getting orders of protection, etc. – is a very dangerous time.

Lastly, getting a protective order can sometimes make a bad situation worse by actually triggering a violent reaction by the abuser, especially if he’s surprised by the request.

Of course armed self-defense runs up against the limits the Left has succeeded on putting on that defense. (The only mention of firearms is to discuss what might happen if the abuser has one.) The time someone with a violent stalker is most at risk is when they are on a known schedule at known locations: Going to and from work. Picking up and dropping off kids at daycare and/or school. Attending religious services. But those are all the places the Left doesn’t want you to be armed for your own self-defense. (It’s for your own good!) Still, without some means of defense, the small can be at a disadvantage against a large and violent stalker/abuser.)

If you need an order of protection, then you also need a plan for your personal safety. I think one of the best ways to ensure your safety is to be armed, but it isn’t for everyone. But to not even mention the possibility is bias, pure and simple.

New York City And the “Snow Apocalypse.” Or Something

I know the East Coast loves to take itself seriously, but you would think that this “bomb cyclone” is an actual bomb, based on the news coverage.

NY City is expecting 5 to 8 inches of snow, and yet it is getting more coverage than Virginia – which is actually having problems. And 5 to 8 inches of snow. Really?! That is enough to bring the city to its knees – or whatever hyperbole is currently making the rounds?

The last major snowstorm I encountered was a long time ago. (The 1993 blizzard that hit the east coast hard ONLY hit Chicago with record low temperatures. The most number of days where the mercury never got above -10℉.) The 1979 blizzard dropped more than 20 inches of snow on Chicago in 2 days. It paralyzed most transportation, including the El lines, and ultimately cost the Chicago Machine politician, Mike Bilandic, the election in February of that year, paving the way for the first woman to become mayor of Chicago, Jane Byrne.

But back to New York. The impending snow fall is getting more coverage than the Intel security flaw, change in the DOJ’s policy regarding legal pot, in the states where it is legal, or the Dow Jones Industrial Average breaking 25,000. (The only thing still getting more attention is the Trump/Bannon kerfuffle.)

Blame Police, Because Blaming the Bad Guys Would Not Be PC. Or Something

It is stories like this one the convince me I will never donate to NPR, and why I keep pushing to eliminate any remaining federal funds sent their way. Baltimore Residents Blame Record-High Murder Rate On Lower Police Presence. (What media bias?)

So this is an “interview” with a community leader from Baltimore decrying the state of homicides in that city. (Where Chicago wracked up a truly horrifying number of murders, Baltimore was working more on the murders-per-capita title.)

Who is to blame? Why police of course. They are to blame for everything. And the questions were softball lobs to allow Kinji Scott to say anything he wanted to without any push-back or challenge. (Is that an interview, or press release?) Maybe pushing-back would have been viewed as not PC as well.

On whether the community wanted police to back off after the death of Freddie Gray

No. That represented our progressives, our activists, our liberal journalists, our politicians, but it did not represent the overall community.

As Second City Cop notes…

So it wasn’t the “community” that was marching all over the place, agitating and screaming for indictments, burning and looting stores? That was progressives and journalists and politicians? We had no idea!

It wasn’t hard to see that the reaction of the community (and the press and the politicians) in Baltimore was going to turn out badly. (In which I ask when the riots about police inaction were going to start.)

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I Wish the Reporter Would Explain What About This Is “Unclear”

Because it seems pretty straightforward to me. Man shot and killed after trying to break into car with family inside

So you’re in your car, with your family. Someone tries to break into the car. When they are about to gain entry, you open fire and shoot them.

Then along comes a gun-hating idiot journalist to comment on the situation.

It is unclear if the shooter will be charged, or if this will be treated as a case of self-defense.

How much more evidence would this “news organization” need to at least admit that this really does look to be justified? Or do they just hate guns and gun-owners so much, that no amount of evidence would be enough?

No media bias here!

In the meantime, self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Venezuela’s Government Rigs Next Elections

Meanwhile, in the Socialist Paradise of Venezuela… Not content with destroying the economy, now the constitution is being destroyed. 3 opposition parties in Venezuela blocked from elections

Three parties didn’t run a candidate in the capital’s mayoral election. So they have to “reapply for legal status” before they can run a candidate in the next presidential election. Bets on if they will get that status?

Opposition leader Tomas Guanipa said the decree violates the constitution and is designed to block the parties from next year’s presidential race, when Maduro is expected to run for a second term.

“These are the desperate acts of a government that uses fraud to remain in power,” Guanipa said on Twitter.

In the meantime people are fleeing the conditions in Venezuela as fast as they can. And, as expected, The New York Times can’t seem to figure out what caused this economic crisis. (Hint: It’s Socialism.)