Project Veritas released a report on Tuesday, exposing a local Fox News affiliate in Houston for
attempting to muzzle coverage of numerous stories, including stories about bitcoin and
Ivory Hecker, a reporter for Fox 26 Houston, announced the forthcoming report by Project Veritas live
on-air Monday, presumably without the knowledge of her producers or corporate management team.
That video has been trending on Twitter under #Fox26Whistleblower and can be seen here.
A recording was posted on the Project Veritas YouTube channel Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours
after the surprise on-air announcement, of Fox-26 Assistant News Director Lee Meier informing Miss
Hecker that she she is “…suspended, effective immediately, pending further review…” and also asking
her “…not to come down to the station…”
An additional recording was posted to Project Veritas’ Telegram channel at 5:03pm EDT in which
someone from Fox 23 asks Miss Hecker to “…come down to the station…” to collect her items… when
Miss Hecker presses the caller as to why she needs to clear out her items, it becomes apparent that she
has been terminated.
At 6pm EDT on Tuesday, Project Veritas finally posted the full exposé on their website:
Hecker states, “What’s happening within Fox Corp is an operation of prioritizing corporate
interests above the viewer’s interest and, therefore, operating in a deceptive way.”
She reveals a recording of a Fox editor telling Hecker that she has turned away numerous
stories about Bitcoin because they wont play well will with the “poor African-American
audience” in the 5 o’clock time slot.
Hecker claims that her management told her to “cease and desist” posting about
hydroxychloroquine and squashed a story about the controversial CoVid-19 treatment in which
she interviewed Dr. Joseph Varon, MD, Chief of Critical Care and COVID-19 Unit at United
Memorial Medical Center in Houston, who told her of his success using hydroxychloroquine.
Hecker also points out that Fox 26 regularly prioritizes the needs of its advertisers and
executives above its ethical obligation to readers and viewers.