Well this is interesting. A local TV news station in San Diego is essentially accusing CNN of bias in this border wall debate, saying they refused to air their local reporter because he would explain that the border patrol has told him that border walls really do work.
Here’s what they had to say:
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.
Well there you go. This is the behind-the-scenes bias that we always speculate about because of what we see on-air. It’s not just the on-screen talent and the decisions they make, but people who make the decisions on what to air which dictates the news coverage.
Why would they refuse to bring on a reporter who would bolster the president’s argument that border barriers do work, when they were the ones who called to ask for a reporter? Well I think it’s speaks for itself: FAKE NEWS!
KUSI elaborates a bit more in the video, so be sure and watch it.
Brian Stelter seeks to defend CNN on their part…
Hannity spreading B.S. about CNN again. @CNNPR's response: "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" in November… https://t.co/rtGj10QlN7
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 11, 2019
Why attack Hannity? It’s KUSI who is making the allegation of bias against CNN. Why not go after them instead?
Also, just because they had a KUSI reporter on in the past doesn’t mean they didn’t refuse their reporter this time for biased reasons.
And one more point…
If @FoxNews did this @brianstelter would give it an hour of very serious coverage during which he’d catch the vapors and faint several times from the nightmarish naziesque journalistic malpractice https://t.co/2u7CsJv8sw— ¡El Sooopèrr! ن c137 (@SooperMexican) January 11, 2019