(ReliableNews.org) – Fox 26 KRIV in Houston, Texas fired one of its reporters on Monday, June 14, after she stood up against media censorship. It all started when Ivory Hecker told viewers on live tv that her station has been “muzzling” her. She said that she’s been working with Project Veritas and would prove her claims; that’s exactly what she did the next day.
BREAKING: Fox 26 Houston TV Reporter @IvoryHecker Informs Network LIVE ON AIR That She Has Been Secretly Recording Them and Intends on Telling Her Story to Project Veritas #Fox26Whistleblower https://t.co/wKbb1SaDGN
— Matthew Tyrmand (@MatthewTyrmand) June 14, 2021
On June 15, Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe released a video containing secret recordings made by Hecker. The video seemed to prove what she was saying, that her bosses were dictating what she could report. In one instance, the vice president of the station, Susan Schiller, tells her that she needs to “cease and desist posting about hydroxychloroquine.” Schiller said that she believed Hecker “failed as a reporter” when she talked about the success doctors were allegedly seeing when they used it to treat COVID-19.
The Project Veritas video also has audio of an assistant news director discussing the fact that they don’t just aim to inform viewers, but to also make the executives of Fox News Corp happy. Hecker says the company repeatedly censored her and accused them of “operating in a deceptive way” because they are putting the corporation ahead of the viewers.
The American people, as a whole, deeply distrust the media and stories like this just reaffirm why they believe there is a bias in the news. And if they can’t even trust their local news outlets, who can they trust?
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