CNN reportedly cancels interview with Kyle Kashuv over tweet critical of sportswriter Clay Travis

CNN, the cable outlet once dubbed the “least-trusted” name in network news, reportedly canceled an interview with Stoneman-Douglas High School student Kyle Kashuv over a tweet critical of sportswriter Clay Travis, Twitchy reported Wednesday.

“My friend just got a call from @CNN. They’re canceling my interview because I quote RTed a Tweet where @ClayTravis called @BrookeBCNN a “fake news hypocrite” (and was quoted in the title),” Kashuv tweeted.  “But don’t worry, CNN really wants to have the other side on, as long as they’re complicit,” he added.

Twitchy said this was probably the tweet in question:

Will Donald Trump win the 2024 election?

Which included this:

NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch asked:

“Yep,” Kashuv said in response. “I have the QUOTE RT there so you can see exactly what they didn’t like.”

One person observed:


Others added:

Or at the very least, they only want to hear one side and it’s obvious they’re really not interested in hearing the other.


One Twitter user suggested the real reason had more to do with the incident in which an armed resource officer successfully stopped a would-be mass shooter.

From what we’ve seen, however, we suspect it had more to do with Kashuv’s retweet.  CNN has a history of dismissing those critical of the network’s coverage as we reported here and here.  Clearly, CNN can dish it out but they can’t take any criticism.

Kashuv, by the way, has engaged in a bipartisan effort to end gun violence in schools, meeting with lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle, unlike his classmate David Hogg, who has spent his time spreading misinformation and smearing everyone with whom he disagrees — often on CNN.

In another tweet, Loesch said:

It is silly, but we’re not going to hold our breath waiting for the network to grow up.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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