This past Monday Fox 26 Houston TV Reporter Ivory Hecker claimed during a live newscast that the Fox corporation has been “muzzling” her and other reporters. This was followed by a promise to release recordings that prove the allegations the following day, and those videos went up on Tuesday night.
“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’m gathering, I am not the only reporter being subjected to this,” Hecker declared before proceeding to report the weather of the day.
The videos in question were released by James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas, a company known for investigative journalism that has exposed some of the largest corruption in the country. Examples include exposing big tech censorship, a CNN director who admitted outright that CNN is a propaganda outlet, exposing taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood’s selling of baby parts.
“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… Fox came at my throat for standing up against censorship.” Hecker claimed in the bombshell interview.
Other revelations in the video include audio of Fox 26’s Vice President and News Director, Susan Schiller, telling Hecker to “cease and desist posting about Hydroxychloroquine” on social media, and that she “failed as a reporter” for reporting about the drug. Schiller then mentioned a study from the New England Journal of Medicine to justify why she was not allowing Hecker to report on Hydroxychloroquine.
The video also included an audio clip of a Fox official saying “it’s not just about the viewers, It’s about what our CEO reads.”
Per a statement by a Fox News spokesman, Hecker was confirmed to have been terminated from the network.
“FOX 26 adheres to the highest editorial standards of accuracy and impartiality,” said the spokesman. “This incident involves nothing more than a disgruntled former employee seeking publicity by promoting a false narrative produced through selective editing and misrepresentation.”
When asked by O’Keefe why she decided to be a whistleblower, Heckler responded “It affects the viewers, that’s why I’m doing it. The viewers are being deceived by a carefully crafted narrative in some stories… some of these stories have an incredible slant, and if you accidentally step outside it… they try to internally destroy you. That affects the viewers, that just does not affect me…”
Heckler further explained, “I want out of this corruption… I want to tell true stories without the fear of whether it fits the corporate narrative.”
Hecker’s next steps following her termination remain unknown.