Fox fires Project Veritas-affiliated reporter who declared on-air she's being 'muzzled' by her bosses: report
Fox 26 Houston reporter Ivory Hecker announced Tuesday she has been fired after announcing live on-air during an on-scene segment that her bosses had been "muzzling" her and she had given secretly recorded audio and video to the discredited far right wing activists at 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," Hecker said on-camera Monday during her report (video below). "And from what I'm gathering, I am not the only reporter being subjected to this."
The Daily Beast reports that in a phone call with Hecker "she said that she had just been terminated by the Fox outlet."
But Hecker seems glad to go.
"I have been longing to part ways with this strange, slightly unhinged corporation since last August when I realized what they were," she told The Daily Beast. "The piece with Project Veritas doesn't touch what they did. Fox 26 knows I'm fearless."
She added: "I have zero interest in working for another corporation. They all toe the same line."
It's unclear what "line" that is but it would seem she would have been more comfortable at another "unhinged corporation," possibly OANN.
Here's Hecker's report from Monday.
Reporter Ivory Hecker with Fox 26 informs the network live on air that she'll expose them with secret recordings https://t.co/WM13fzdLXt— Fifty Shades of Whey (@Fifty Shades of Whey) 1623758410.0
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