Tuesday, June 22, 2021


You remember that local news reporter who faceplanted last week after announcing an upcoming "exposé" of her employer?
Fox 26 Houston general assignment reporter Ivory Hecker ... went viral ... when she began a live report about the weather by revealing that she provided secret recordings t Project Veritas, the right-wing activist group founded by James O’Keefe, supposedly proving corruption and censorship at her station....

Hecker was fired, and her big reveal was ... underwhelming:
Ultimately, the drama surrounding Hecker’s on-air stunt proved to be more salacious than the actual allegations contained within her “sting” videos revealed on Tuesday evening....

In one piece of surreptitiously recorded footage, Fox 26 assistant news director Lee Meier was seen explaining why the station does not do more stories on Bitcoin....

Hecker also contended that Fox 26 attempted to censor her over her coverage of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug hyped by former President Donald Trump as a miracle COVID-19 cure but found to be largely ineffective against the virus.
When we heard about this, we all had the same two thoughts: She got herself fired for that? For Bitcoin and hydroxychloroquine? -- followed by: Well, that was such an epic flameout that I'm sure O'Keefe couldn't possibly find anyone else to take on the same suicide mission.

But O'Keefe did.
... April Moss, a meteorologist at the Detroit CBS affiliate, ... became the second reporter in recent weeks to announce on air that she was working with the investigative journalistic outfit to expose what she said was censorship at a local news outlet.

“Today we saw temperatures above normal again topping out at 85 degrees at Metro Airport,” Moss said during the Sunday forecast.

“Plenty of sunshine today, but all good things must come to an end, and that starts as early as tomorrow morning with showers moving in around 8 a.m.”

Then: “And speaking of a brand-new week, I will be sitting down this week with Project Veritas to discuss the discrimination that CBS is enforcing upon its employees.

“Tune into Project Veritas for my full story.”

We don't have Moss's interview yet, but we can guess what it will be about:
The journalist did not go into details during the Sunday, June 20, 2021, broadcast. Project Veritas has yet to post its interview with Moss.

But in an online fundraising campaign, Moss said she “felt led to stand up to the medical discrimination that was being enforced by ViacomCBS on its employees.” She added, falsely, “The mandate for any individual to be tested for COVID19 for employment or participation at a university or other institution violates federal law.” Moss also said, “My hope is that others who are faced with similar situations in their workplace can find the strength and courage to stand up for their God-given rights. Thank you so much for contributing to myself and my family. God Bless You!”
O'Keefe brought down ACORN. You wouldn't expect him to play small ball like this. Say what you will about that schmuck Christopher Rufo, but he has half the country foaming with rage over critical race theory. By contrast, hydroxychloroquine is so last year! And cryptocurrency doesn't even necessarily own the libs, does it?

O'Keefe has lost the plot -- either that or he's tailored this project to suit the whims and obsessions of someone in his billionaire donors' network. Or maybe the Russians are involved, and they think COVID controversies and cryptocurrency have the potential to help destabilize America even more. But why they assume that we care about story assignments and HR policies at local news outlets, I'm not sure.

Kids, don't get fired for this ridiculous project. It's not worth it.

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