Colton submitted a question, CNN accepted the question and offered him a time to speak. Then when the elder Haab attempted to expand that slot into a lengthy speech and three questions rather than one, CNN simply reminded them both that there was limited time and asked that Colton stick to the question he had written and submitted.
And then Glenn Haab manufactured a story that did harm to Colton’s fellow students and fed into the conspiracy machine.
Haab acknowledges omitting some words from the email but says he didn’t do it on purpose.
The only problem with Haab’s “didn’t do it on purpose” claim, is that the words he omitted were dead in the center of the email. It’s difficult to think of any scenario in which those words were left out, other than one in which they were specifically selected and deleted. An action that perfectly served the needs of people who are attacking students and their families—people who are still attacking the families of students at Sandy Hook.
And the motivation behind it all doesn’t seem to be any better thought out than wanting more time on national TV. And if that’s what Haab wanted … he’s getting it.