It took five weeks for Kyle Kashuv, a conservative Parkland shooting survivor, to be granted an interview with CNN, despite several of his classmates getting plenty of airtime. Having finally won an interview with Brooke Baldwin, the network has now canceled his appearance.
Apparently, it has to do with one of his retweets.
.@CNN canceled my interview with them for a RT of an article that states actual facts in there, but for some reason they don't say a word when people call @DLoesch a child murderer, the @NRA murderers, and @marcorubio is like looking down the barrel of an AR-15 on their network.— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 21, 2018
It seems Kashuv is taking the news in stride.
It took 5 weeks for @CNN to invite a student on from the republican side. They finally invited me on and then canceled over a RT of a factual article where someone called them a "fake news hypocrite".— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 21, 2018
Don't worry, though, they're the MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS! Q
Travis's tweet may have been a bit incendiary, but it's hard to forget how CNN rolled out the red carpet for the Parkland students who had called for gun control, offering them the opportunity to berate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch at a town hall last month.
Loesch defended Kashuv Wednesday over CNN's "silly" decision.
I really hope this isn’t why this happened, CNN. Him quote Tweeting an article wherein another was justifiably critical of some of your content seems a silly reason to cancel him. https://t.co/zVf2nIcwc9— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 21, 2018
Travis has himself once been banned by CNN's Baldwin for making some colorful comments. Kashuv suggested the two of them should bond over the experience.
.@ClayTravis we should write a book: the Art of the Getting Banned from CNN.— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 21, 2018