Claim: CNN declined local news border report because it showed walls work

· January 11, 2019  
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CNN responded to KUSI, calling its accusation a “non story.”

The fact that CNN booked a KUSI reporter in November does not speak at all to why CNN rejected a KUSI report this week.

Original story:

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.

From KUSI:

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

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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Author: Chris Pandolfo

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

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