A local television station based in San Diego claimed Thursday that CNN refused to air their “view” on border security due to previous reporting on how “effective” a border wall has been for the region.
“A San Diego television station on Thursday said that CNN had asked for a ‘local view’ and then ‘declined to hear from us’ after past reports from the station showed that a border wall was effective,” reports the Hill.
“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,” claimed a report from KUSI.
“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,” the report added.
“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,” it confirmed.
Read the full report at The Hill.