CNN responded to KUSI, calling its accusation a “non story.”
We called several local stations to book someone for a show. We didn’t end up booking any of them. That happens many times every single day. We did, however, book a reporter from KUSI for a story on immigration and the border wall in November. This is a non story. #factsfirst🍎
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) January 11, 2019
The fact that CNN booked a KUSI reporter in November does not speak at all to why CNN rejected a KUSI report this week.
A local news station in California published a report Thursday claiming that CNN rejected a story on the border wall debate because the report confirmed that President Donald Trump is right and walls work.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 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.
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.
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.
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.
This is beyond fake news or liberal bias. This is a malicious rejection of the facts by CNN to oppose the Trump administration politically.
CNN does not conduct journalism. CNN conducts partisan opposition to the Republican Party. Every criticism of CNN the president issues is justified.
Editor’s note: The title of this article has been changed from “Report” to “Claim” to better reflect KUSI’s stance on the controversy.
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