local San Diego news outlet KUSI claims that CNN declined there report due to the fact there reporting supported a Border Wall. 


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.

Here is the LIVE TV Broadcast with transcript:


ANNA LAUREL: As a sign of the times in this debate on the shutdown, CNN asked if KUSI would provide a reporter to offer our local view of the debate, especially to learn if the wall works in San Diego.

SANDRA MAAS: KUSI offered our own Dan Plante who has reported many times that the wall is not an issue here. In fact, most officials believe that it is effective. The issue we face is the migrants and the debate over their treatment.

ANNA LAUREL: Knowing this, CNN declined to have us on their programs, which often present the wall as not required and other places like the stretch of the Texas border the president visited earlier today. They didn’t like what they heard from us.
CNN responded to them calling it a ‘non-story’: