FOX Reporter Goes Off-Script On Air To Slam Station For ‘Muzzling’ Her From Sharing ‘Certain Info’
During a Monday broadcast on the Texas heat wave, a Fox affiliate reporter went off script, claiming that the “Fox Corp.” was “muzzling” her and prevented viewers from hearing “certain information.”
Ivory Hecker, a KRIV-TV reporter, claimed she planned to provide James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas the material she’d secretly recorded.
Hecker has been suspended effective immediately following the announcement of her ‘muzzling’ report.
BREAKING: TV Reporter @IvoryHecker SUSPENDED Effective Immediately Following Her On-Air Announcement That Fox Corp is “Muzzling” Her Reporting
Hecker, a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor, was preparing to deliver a report on Texas weather during a live shot when she proceeded, “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. 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.”
“I found a nonprofit journalism group called Project Veritas that’s going to help put that out tomorrow, so tune into them,” she added.
Hecker didn’t go into detail about what she taped or what she planned to talk about with Project Veritas.
Insider received info from a Project Veritas rep that Hecker “will be sitting down for an interview with the group on Tuesday evening to discuss claims of ‘corruption’ and ‘censorship’ that she has regarding her employer.”
“The spokesman added that Hecker will be, among other things, ‘blowing the whistle’ and speaking out about how she believes corporate journalism is ‘broken,'” the source said.
The organization’s spokesperson shared with the Daily Beast that it wants to release some of Hecker’s recordings, which she claims back up her claims.
For a previous report, Hecker told Newsweek that she had had problems with the network since “last August” when relations supposedly took a “dark turn” after an interview she did. At the time of this posting, video footage of Hecker’s statements had been seen more than 2 million times.
“They decided they didn’t like what the interview subject had said, and they went on to internally harass and defame me,” Hecker stated.
“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,” Hecker added.
“True journalism can’t exist in an environment of censorship. True journalism needs an environment of free speech,” Hecker concluded.
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 pic.twitter.com/wKbb1SaDGN
— Matthew Tyrmand (@MatthewTyrmand) June 14, 2021
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