Local news affiliate KUSI News in San Diego shared an interesting story Thursday night about an exchange they recently had with CNN. CNN called the station this week hoping the affiliate could provide a story or two about the border wall already in place in their community. When KUSI informed them that the barrier has actually been pretty effective, CNN hung up.
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
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"CNN asked if KUSI would find a reporter to offer our local view of the debate," one of the anchors explained on air. "Especially if the wall works in San Diego."
When the affiliate offered CNN their reporter Dan Plante, who has previously reported how the wall "is not an issue" and is, in fact, "effective."
"Knowing this, CNN declined to have us on their programs, which often present the wall as not required," the anchor continued. "They didn’t like what they heard from us.”
In sum, the station believe that "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 didn't stop there. The network goes the extra mile to provide statistics to prove how the wall works.
CNN anchor Jim Acosta was mocked for trying to push that same "walls don't work" narrative via a short video at the border Thursday, but it too backfired. As he walked along a part of the border wall, Acosta noted how "tranquil" it was and how President Trump was exaggerating the "national emergency." As multiple social media users noted on his Twitter page, he basically just proved that walls do work.
Acosta's oblivious video also resulted in perhaps one of the best tweets of all time.
Dear Diary... https://t.co/NAuMaQW6fl— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2019