Dana Loesch Slams CNN’s Parkland Town Hall Winning Cronkite Award: ‘There Wasn’t Really Any Conversation Being Had There’
BILA: "CNN winning an award for excellence in television political journalism for its Parkland town hall. But our next guest is outraged the network is being honored after she experienced this."
LOESCH: "Let me answer the question. Let me answer the question. You can shout me down when I'm finished, but let me answer Emma's question. .... Be able to defend herself. ... I was 20 years old when I lived on my own. That's a huge -- wait a second. ... I would have done everything in my power to prevent that."
DOOCY: "Well NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch joins us live from Dallas. Dana, good morning to you. You know, when you put together one of those town halls you want both sides and you were the other side."
LOESCH: "Well, you’re right. It wasn’t exactly a town hall either. The whole thing was titled Students Demand Action, that's how it was presented. That is how it was titled by CNN. It really wasn’t a town hall. It was not a journalistic enterprise at all. It was a very public, cathartic, kind of shaming. I don’t know exactly what to call it. But it didn’t advance the conversation. And that's what they say in the award. They say that this town hall advanced the conversation. As you guys saw, there wasn’t really any conversation that was being had there."