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 oulet KUS 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.