So CNN held a “townhall” in which both sides of the gun control debate could exchange views metaphorical pitchfork and torches were provided to hunt down pro-RKBA people. Everyone with a lick of sense knew what that alleged townhall gathering was for. Anyone (RINO Rubio, Dana Loech, et al) who expected anything different is too stupid (I’m looking at you, NRA) to represent honest gunowners.
The most recent focus of the townhall fiasco is a pro-RKBA student claiming that CNN refused his speech and questions, and drafted a question he would required to use.
On the one hand, given CNN’s past, my general tendency is to believe student Colton Haab.
On the other hand, I don’t blame CNN for disputing their events. They need to salvage whatever credibility they might have with some limited demographic.
On the gripping hand, we don’t have to merely take either side’s word for. They both claim to have emails. CNN claims that Haab’s versions have been doctored.
Business Insider supports CNN’s “doctored” claim by noting:
According to the metadata of the Word document containing the email that was provided to Fox, it appears that Glenn last edited it.
…demonstrating a remarkable lack of comprehension of how computers work. By definition, any Word doc that has had anything — including the emails in question — pasted in has been edited by the person who edited the Word document. Duh. That says absolutely nothing about whether or not the email content was altered.
There’s an easy solution.
- Both CNN and the Haabs provide their complete original sent and received copies of the emails, specifically including headers.
- A text comparison will reveal differences between the two sets.
- Check DKIM authentication on the emails. The ones that fail authentifaction are the fakes.