According to San Diego TV station KUSI, CNN came calling on Thursday to see if one of their reporters could offer them a “local view” about President Donald Trump’s wall and the ongoing government shutdown. Undoubtedly, the network expected the local news station to provide them with reports from angry liberals on the ground who tell them what their viewers want to hear: Trump’s a racist, he’s a lunatic, he should open the government, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a little illegal immigration now and then.
When KUSI did not provide them with that narrative, they were not happy.
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.
CNN is already under the gun this week after their star reporter, Jim Acosta, embarrassed himself (again) with his live-on-the-scene journalism from the wall. As he walked along the steel barrier, Acosta marveled at how “tranquil” it was in the area, apparently not realizing that he was inadvertently proving the president’s point.
After a hearty round of online mockery, Acosta tried to save face on Twitter: “The steel slats don’t run the entire length of the border in the McAllen area. We found one part where there is a chain link fence. Occasionally migrants come thru but residents say their community is quite safe.”
Which President Trump re-tweeted with the simple addition of, “Dear diary,” which has become a common and hilarious way to respond to Acosta’s non-journalism on Twitter.
Just when you think CNN can sink any lower in their bombastic efforts to destroy this president, they go and prove you wrong. We’d say this strategy has been backfiring on them for some time, but they are apparently determined to stay the course until bankruptcy looms in their future. Which, judging by their falling ratings, may not be as far in the future as Jeff Zucker would like to believe.