We are all tired of the fake news.
Apparently, so are the reporters who work for them.
A Houston Fox-26 reporter took the opportunity while live on-air to reveal that the network has been “muzzling” her and other reporters.
Ivory Hecker spilled the truth on Monday during a story on the weather.
After being introduced by her co-worker, she told viewers that Fox Corp. was “muzzling” her in an attempt to suppress informatio from viewers:
“Before we get to that story I want to let you, the viewers, know that Fox Corp. has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers, and from what I am gathering I am not the only reporter being subjected to this.”
“I am going to be releasing some recordings about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox because it applies to you, the viewers.”
Wow, this was a brave move by Hecker, who likely won’t be reporting for Fox-26 ever again.
It’s good to see the insiders speaking out about the fake news!
A local news reporter for Fox 26 in Houston said the company that owns the station has been "muzzling" her.
Ivory Hecker, a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for the station, preceded a news report on a heatwave in Texas on Monday by announcing a plan to release recordings about the Fox Corporation with the help of Project Veritas.
"Before we get to that story, I want to let you, the viewers, know that Fox Corp. has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers, and from what I am gathering, I am not the only reporter being subjected to this," she said. "I am going to be releasing some recordings about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox because it applies to you, the viewers."
Audio of Hecker recieving a call from an assistant news director at Fox-26 has been released as well.
In the recording, the director tells Hecker that she has been suspended and to not come to the station.
The Daily Wire has more details:
Project Veritas confirmed to The Daily Wire that they will be releasing more information on the matter tomorrow.
Hecker told Newsweek that her issue with the television network “had taken a dark turn last August” after an interview she conducted and she says that she was told to not talk about opposing “censorship.”
“They decided they didn’t like what the interview subject had said, and they went on to internally harass and defame me,” Hecker said. “I knew I was not working for a journalistic organization when I was called into an HR meeting in December and was told to keep my support for free speech and opposition to censorship to myself—that those were not matters to be publicly spoken about.”
“True journalism can’t exist in an environment of censorship,” Hecker continued. “True journalism needs an environment of free speech.”