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(Natural News) A reporter for a Fox affiliate in Houston has been suspended after exposing her bosses’ corruption and illustrating how they deceive viewers to protect their advertisers.
Ivory Hecker, a dayside reporter on the 5 and 6 o’clock news for FOX 26 Houston, shared recordings of her superiors and colleagues with Project Veritas that highlighted the censorship they’ve been directing at stories on topics like COVID-19 and Bitcoin. She added that the affiliate’s leadership has been submitting to the corporate interests of Fox instead of being transparent with viewers.
She told Project Veritas: “There’s a narrative. Yes, it is unspoken. But if you accidentally step outside the narrative, if you don’t sense what that narrative is and go with it, there will be grave consequences for you.”
One incident she shared had a decidedly racial tone, with Assistant News Director Lee Meier telling her that stories were judged based on certain demographics and that a “poor African-American audience” would not be interested in Bitcoin stories.
She was particularly unhappy about the pressure network execs placed on her to minimize stories that paint the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in a positive light as a COVID-19 treatment. Her bosses said she shouldn’t have questioned United Memorial Medical Center Chief of Staff Dr. Joseph Varan about the drug in an interview in which he touted its success. She said Fox wrote a defamatory letter about the incident and put it in her file to stop her from moving up in the company.