CNN is up to their old tricks again it would seem. A news station in San Diego is claiming that they contacted them for a “local view” from one of their reporters on border coverage. However, when CNN found out that most Border Patrol agents the station’s reporters have interviewed have confirmed that a southern border barrier is effective in reducing illegal immigration, they magically lost all interest in the spot. Go figure.
From KUSI News:
“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.”
Gee, since CNN could not get leftist traction and propaganda, they dumped the whole thing. Ever wonder why you don’t hear more from the border and what is really going on there? This is why.
From The Daily Wire:
So why did CNN decline the “local view” they said they wanted? “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.”
Here’s the station’s report on CNN’s alleged sudden disinterest in a “local view” on the border wall (h/t The Hill):
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
The news clip was even shared on the White House Twitter account. President Trump wasn’t about to miss this opportunity to call out fake news CNN.
MUST WATCH: A San Diego news station reports that CNN called them for a local view of the border wall debate. "After we informed them about our past reports, they declined to hear from us." pic.twitter.com/mGYWO6ovgL
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 11, 2019
As The Daily Wire has chronicled, left-leaning news outlets haven’t tried very hard to hide their partisan position on the border wall question, a position which happens to align with the Democratic Party. Fact-check after fact-check by mainstream outlets, including The Washington Post, responded to Trump’s first national Oval Office address Tuesday on the border crisis by working overtime to label his claims as “misleading.”
As I’ve stated previously, the media and the Democrats were calling Trump dishonest and a liar hours before he gave his address from the Oval Office on the national security threat and the humanitarian crisis on the southern border. They are still doing it, but it’s not President Trump who isn’t telling the truth here. It’s the media and the Dems. And they aren’t bashful about manipulating the news for their politics… isn’t that right CNN?