On a day where Texans are being asked to keep their air conditioners off while the mercury soars, local Fox affiliate reporter Ivory Hecker decided to kill her budding weather broadcast career in a blaze of glory.
After being cued by the anchor, Hecker began by saying, “Before we get to that story, I want to let you the viewers 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.”
Just so we're clear, Fox 26 Houston is a local Fox affiliate, not part of Fox News. They report local news, weather and traffic, just like any other affiliate might. And what a weather reporter might think she's got that they're "muzzling" seems quite mysterious!
“I am going to be releasing some recordings about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox, because it applies to you the viewers," she continued, despite the fact that a local news affiliate is not Fox News. Just a local station that's part of a group of affiliated local stations.
The punchline: "I found a non-profit journalism group called Project Veritas that is going to help put that out tomorrow, so tune into them.”
OH. She FOUND them, as if they were hiding right around the corner over at the local ABC affiliate or something. Just happened to "find" them. Sure thing.
Check out the joy from Newsmax's John Cardillo. (Hint: Don't drink anything and for sure be ready for a laugh)
Project Veritas is about to crush the Murdochs and Fox/Newscorp Corporate.
And it's because of their track record and one courageous local reporter.
She's the definition of patriot.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) June 15, 2021
Fox affiliates are not Newscorp...just sayin', John.
But the very best tweets came from people kind of amazed this woman imploded her career on live TV:
Oh fer fuckssake, just give us the weather. Local Houston Fox gal goes off script and rips Fox! The kicker? She claims she “found” an independent news organization to tell her story. Wait for it…project veritas. 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/rqVQIdihrU
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 15, 2021
No matter what bullshit Project Veritas drops tomorrow, they won't make me feel sorry for FoxCorp.
— Cajsa likes that Biden leaves DOJ alone 💙💛 (@Cajsa) June 15, 2021
Brainstorming session. So, we're going to send out false, lying propaganda. What should we call it? How about false, lying propaganda, so people know what it is? No, that won't work. Why don't we call it “Project Veritas.”
— Richard L. Floyd (@rfloyd7) June 15, 2021
This sums it up well:
Project Veritas is filled with corrupt liars who’ve lost repeatedly in court. They have no fidelity to facts or ethics. And we know FoxNews is sociopathic & unhinged from reality. It’s a match made in hell. Enjoy.
— Ringuette (@Ringuette) June 15, 2021
Get your popcorn ready! It's going to be fun to watch them eat their own.