CNN canceled on a local news station after being told that their reporting confirms that a wall between the United States and Mexico would work.
Local outlet KUSI News in San Diego, California, reported on Thursday that CNN contacted them for a “local view” from one of their reporters.
The local station says CNN never reached back out to them after KUSI News said numerous Border Patrol Agents who have confirmed that a border barrier is effective in reducing illegal immigration.
Here’s more from KUSI News’ report:
San Diego’s more local news station, said in a report Thursday that CNN contacted them earlier that day interested in getting a “local view” from one of their reporters, particularly on whether the wall works, to supplement their coverage on the current government impasse over funding for the border wall, a key component of President Trump’s attempt to curb illegal immigration.
Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown,” the outlet reports. “KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com.
KUSI reports that they believe CNN declined the “local view” because they wanted a media outlet to report that the wall was ineffective and wouldn’t work.
When KUSI said their reporting confirms that a wall would work, CNN never reached back out.
“We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work, KUSI’s Mike McKinnon III reports. “We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it.
Below is a clip of KUSI discussing the situation live on-air:
Thursday morning, @CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if a reporter could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown. After we informed them about our past reports, they declined to hear from us.
— KUSI News (@KUSINews) January 11, 2019
KUSI’s report came on the same day that CNN’s Jim Acosta was also humiliated while reporting on the border.
On Thursday afternoon, Acosta traveled to McAllen, Texas, as part of the press pool covering President Donald Trump’s visit to the southern border.
He broadcasted himself standing next to large steel slats along the border between the United States and Mexico.
While complementing the area for being very nice, Acosta claimed there was “no crisis” at the border.
“There are no migrants trying to rush towards this fence,” he said sarcastically.
Without a whiff of self-awareness, Acosta didn’t even consider that the area was so “nice” and safe because there was a giant border barrier protecting the American city.
I found some steel slats down on the border. But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.. at least not in the McAllen TX area of the border where Trump will be today. pic.twitter.com/KRoLdszLUu
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 10, 2019
He tried so hard to criticize Trump that he ended up proving the president’s point: walls work.
Acosta’s video quickly went viral, where Trump actually trolled the CNN reporter on Twitter.
Dear Diary… https://t.co/NAuMaQW6fl
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2019