Another Local Reporter Goes Off-Script to Blow the Whistle During Live Broadcast
April Moss drops Project Veritas leak bomb live on air during Detroit CBS affiliate show
Another local reporter has gone off-script during a live broadcast to reveal she is leaking information to Project Veritas to blow the whistle on her network.
April Moss, a weather reporter for a Detroit CBS affiliate, is the second local TV journalist to make an on-air announcement about working with the undercover journalism group in the space of a week.
38-year-old Moss interrupted her own CBS 62 weather report live on air on Sunday to announce that she will be sitting down for an interview with James O'Keefe's Project Veritas.
She told viewers that she is exposing "the discrimination that CBS is enforcing on its employees."
Moss dropped the announcement in the middle of her weather report before returning to the script without missing a beat.
“Today we saw temperatures above normal again topping out at 85 degrees at Metro Airport,” Moss said as she reported the Sunday forecast.
"Plenty of sunshine today, but all good things must come to an end, and that starts as early as tomorrow morning with showers moving in around 8 a.m.” she continued.
"And speaking of a brand-new week, I will be sitting down this week with Project Veritas to discuss the discrimination that CBS is enforcing upon its employees.
"Tune into Project Veritas for my full story.
"Now, later Monday, we will see those showers continuing through late morning,” Moss continued, after presumably slipping in her announcement before the production team realized what she said.
BREAKING: CBS 62 Insider April Moss BLOWS WHISTLE on Network ‘Discrimination’ On-Air During Weather Report Following Fox 26 Reporter Ivory Hecker’s Brave Actions— [email protected]🇺🇸 (@EricSpracklen) June 21, 2021
"I will be sitting down this week with Project Veritas…”#CBS62Whistleblower pic.twitter.com/4roVL9KNXS
Moss’s on-air announcement that she was working with Project Veritas mirrors that of Ivory Hecker.
“Fox Corp. has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers, and from what I am gathering, I am not the only reporter subjected to this,” Hecker said on June 14 in the middle of a regular local news report about the heatwave.
“I am going to be releasing some recordings about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox because it applies to you the viewers.
“I found a nonprofit journalism group called Project Veritas,” she continued.
"It’s going to help put that out tomorrow."
[email protected]🇺🇸 (@EricSpracklen) June 15, 2021
Much of the censorship Hecker described had to do with the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial agent that some felt showed promise against COVID-19.
Others, however, pointed to negative studies — and, perhaps just as importantly, as far as they were concerned, the fact that then-President Donald Trump was a big backer of the medication.
Two turning points Hecker described involved an interview she got with Dr. Joseph Varon, the chief of critical care at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, and a post she made on social media.
In the case of her interview with Varon, he gave a positive response to a question she gave about the drug.
"You know, that’s a great question,” Varon said when asked about it.
"And the answer is yes, we have used it.
"I mean, we know that it’s a drug that has been politicized up to the wazoo.
"We’ve used it. We use it with good success.”
Then she made a social media post regarding the censorship around the controversial pro-hydroxychloroquine physician Dr. Stella Immanuel — whose group, America’s Frontline Doctors, found itself booted from roughly every platform short of Friendster after hosting a news conference in Washington, D.C., to urge widespread adoption of the drug.
Agree or disagree with the group or the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine — Hecker told Project Veritas she had “never, to this day, advocated for that drug” — she said the very mention of the medicine and the censorship around it threw her superiors at KRIV into a tizzy.
“Fox came at my throat for standing up against censorship,” Hecker told Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe.
Susan Schiller, the vice president and news director at KRIV, was recorded telling Hecker she “need[ed] to cease and desist posting about hydroxychloroquine.”
“In my opinion, you’ve failed, as a reporter, to not know more if you were going to post about hydroxychloroquine, that you didn’t look it up, and look at the latest post, the latest research about it,” Schiller said.
Other revelations included recordings of a sales rep from the station saying Centers for Disease Control and Protection ad dollars could theoretically change coverage about COVID-19 treatments and vaccines.
A photographer from KRIV also told Project Veritas that the station’s producers cover vaccines because they’re “[a]bout 25 years old, they don’t pay ’em squat …
"They just regurgitate what they are fed.
"And so that’s how it ends up being that, it’s low-hanging fruit … ‘They’re doing vaccines across town? Well, let’s go get video of that.’”
If that’s what they managed to get from Hecker, get your popcorn ready.