As we told you yesterday, CNN’s Resistance reporter Jim Acosta did a series of reports from a border area in Texas and inadvertently ended up making Trump’s case for him about the effectiveness of border walls. On top of all that, a San Diego television station that has reporters with plenty of experience covering border wall issues was initially contacted by CNN for a story, but watch KUSI anchors describe what happened next — Or what didn’t happen next as it were:
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
Yep, somebody just got called out!
CNN asked a local news station to provide a reporter to give their local perspective on the border. When KUSI News responded and provided them with a reporter who had done extensive reporting on the wall and how it’s been effective, CNN changed their mind. pic.twitter.com/aU4ymREgcQ
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 11, 2019
THIS. Is CNN.
The video here is worth watching. https://t.co/eTSXjux1EJ
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) January 11, 2019
It’s quite telling, though perhaps not incredibly surprising.
I mean, we knew this, but knowing and watching this incredibly unethical bias unfold in real time is something else. https://t.co/mKczZSSDCg
— Inez Stepman (@InezFeltscher) January 11, 2019
CNN beclowns itself again. https://t.co/5YfuZYBB90
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) January 11, 2019
It takes some nerve for CNN to continue to call themselves the “facts first” network.
The narrative must be preserved. https://t.co/HzhBfgaZOc
— … (@jtLOL) January 11, 2019
At all cost!
"Facts First," fuhgeddaboutit https://t.co/EPgivyD8qW
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) January 11, 2019
But only the “facts” that fit the preferred talking liberal talking points.
The only thing surprising about this story would be if anyone was actually surprised. https://t.co/uNB3EY15l3
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) January 11, 2019
must be nice to shop around till you find someone who will say what you want. good for this station to say they wouldn't do that. https://t.co/ldrChPB3lU
— Donna S (@dspeak1) January 11, 2019
And this a local California station?
— Big G (@CowboyHighway79) January 11, 2019
— WeirdRalph (@weirdralph) January 11, 2019
Thank you for your response. After reviewing the material sent, it doesnt neatly conform to our prearranged narrative using our own set of facts. We were looking for facts in that subset to create flashier spin. Please disregard request.
— Carson Stauss (@cstauss7) January 11, 2019
As Paul Harvey would say, "Now you know……..the rest of the story".
— William Wood ?? (@williambeaurega) January 11, 2019
And it’s become clear that CNN is not the place to go for “the rest of the story,” or any of it in some cases.
UPDATE: CNN has responded, and you can read it here.