A Detroit TV journalist joined a Houston TV journalist in going rogue during a live broadcast to announce an upcoming reveal about working conditions.
On Sunday, during her weather report, April Moss of CBS 62 said she was fed up with perceived discrimination at the station.
“I will be sitting down this week with Project Veritas to discuss the discrimination that CBS is enforcing on its employees,” Moss said, while in the middle of her report.
A representative for the conservative outlet Project Veritas reportedly said Moss’ interview would probably air on Tuesday night.
The career gamble is similar to one last Monday from Ivory Hecker of Fox 26 in Houston, who said in mid-broadcast that she was being muzzled and was not the only reporter facing the issue: “I am going to be releasing some recordings about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox because it applies to you, the viewers.”
The Daily Beast reported Hecker was fired last Tuesday, when Hecker made public recordings showing her editors criticizing her stories.
Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe has interviewed Hecker, who brought a clandestine recording of her interactions with superiors.
Footage showed a boss slamming any story involving bitcoin, saying those wouldn’t be effective in the ratings, given Houston’s “poor African American audience at 5 (p.m.).”
O’Keefe says he fights a news bias against conservatives.
He asked for more contributions last week.
“There are those who’ve had enough. Who live like they’re dying …” O’Keefe said. “BE BRAVE. DO SOMETHING. If not us, who? If not now, when?”
A Fox 26 spokesperson, via the Daily Mail, addressed Hecker’s situation: “This incident involves nothing more than a disgruntled former employee seeking publicity by promoting a false narrative produced through selective editing and misrepresentation.”