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A Houston reporter who went viral for threatening to expose corruption at FOX News Corp. has been suspended.

Fox 26 News reporter Ivory Hecker went off script during a live remote on Monday. She said FOX News corporation have been "muzzling" her and other reporters at the station to prevent them from telling viewers the truth.

"Before we get to that story, 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. 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 non-profit journalism group called Project Veritas that is going to help put that out tomorrow, so tune in then."

Hecker said she leaked secret recordings to Project Veritas's James O'Keefe, who was banned from Twitter for leaking a video exposing CNN.

Hecker's supervisor, Lee Meier, called to tell her she was suspended, "effective immediately". Hecker recorded that call too.

"I wanted to call you and let you know that you are suspended, effective immediately, pending further review," Meier said.

"Ok. Sounds good," Hecker responded.

Project Veritas has confirmed they will conduct a sit-down interview with Hecker on Wednesday night. The conservative group will air recordings and video provided by Hecker during the interview.

So far, there has been no word on the information contained in the recordings.

Hecker is being hailed as a hero for risking her job to expose Fox News.

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A Fox News affiliate reporter went rogue while on the air during a live news remote on Monday.

Fox 26 News reporter Ivory Hecker dropped a bombshell during a live remote about the sweltering heat in Houston.

Hecker said Fox News corporate bosses have been "muzzling" her and other station employees to prevent them from reporting the truth.

She leaked secret recordings to Project Veritas's James O'Keefe, who was banned from Twitter for leaking a video filmed by a CNN employee.

Hecker said:

"Before we get to that story, 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. 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 non-profit journalism group called Project Veritas that is going to help put that out tomorrow, so tune in then."

The stunning revelation went viral and caused a frenzy on Twitter.com on Monday.

Twitter user @ACTBrigitte wrote:

"I've been warning everyone about the Fox Corporation for YEARS now.

They don't let people who speak the cold hard truth on their network anymore.

Looking forward to seeing what Project Veritas and this brave local (former?) Fox Reporter put out tomorrow.

CANCEL FOX NEWS!!"

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Professor Cornell West went berserk during a segment with civil rights attorney Leo Terrell on Fox News' Hannity Show on Tuesday night.

The two men were supposed to discuss the toxic relationship between the Black community and the police. But the discussion quickly devolved into a screaming match between West and Terrell via Skype.

"You disrespect me the day that Brother Floyd is put in his grave?!" said West, referring to George Floyd, who was buried on Tuesday. "Who do you think you are? Who do you think you are?!"

Both men screamed over each other and neither man could get a word in edgewise. Terrell called West a "dinosaur" multiple times during the wild exchange.

Hannity, who seemed amused by two Black men calling each other names, made one weak attempt to maintain order on his show.
 

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Fox News has "cut ties" with pro-Trump conservative comediennes Diamond & Silk, according to the Daily Beast blog. The duo recently appeared on Fox's streaming network, Fox Nation.

The news comes after Diamond & Silk were locked out of their Twitter account for telling people to go outside to become immune to Covid-19.
 

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The pair recently rankled liberals by appearing to question whether Covid-19 was part of an elaborate hoax to undermine President Trump.

"What I need to know is how many people have passed away in New York, and what I need to know is: Who has the bodies?" Diamond said during a March 30th livestream. "I need for somebody that does investigative work to call the morgues, to call the funeral homes. Something's not right here. Something is off here."

Diamond added: "Is this being deliberately spread? Look, I'm not being a conspiracy theorist, this is real, but I'm asking my own questions. What the hell is going on?"

One unnamed source told the Daily Beast that it is unlikely Diamond & Silk will appear on Fox News in the near future.

The duo became right-wing darlings when they professed their admiration for President Trump and took on anyone who criticized him on their popular YouTube channel.

But they have faced scorn, contempt and disdain from those on the left who oppose their political views and their loyalty to Trump.

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Shepard Smith stunned viewers and colleagues on Friday when he announced his resignation from Fox News after 23 years with the network. Smith, 55, addressed his departure at the end of his final show.

"Even in our currently polarized nation, it's my hope that the facts will win the day, that the truth will always matter, that journalism and journalist will thrive."

Smith's resignation hit social media like a mini tornado. The news was welcomed by his detractors who despised Smith's left-leaning bias.

Many on Twitter.com celebrated Smith's resignation, including President Trump.

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"I don't know. Is he leaving? That's a shame," Trump joked on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday.

"Is he leaving because of bad ratings?" Trump continued. "If he's leaving, I assume he's leaving because he had bad ratings."

Probably no one was happier to see Smith leave than Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Smith lashed out at Carlson after Fox legal commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano got into it with Carlson and one of his guests during a live broadcast 2 weeks ago.

Smith thought Carlson should have defended the judge.

"Attacking our colleague who is here to offer legal assessments on our air, in our work home, is repugnant," Smith said during his show the next day.

Later that night, Carlson mocked Smith on the air, repeatedly calling Smith a "daytime host" and never addressing him by name. Carlson ended his rant by taking a jab at Smith's sinking ratings: "When you dress up partisanship as news coverage, people tune out."

While some believe Trump's constant criticism of Smith may have intimidated the anchor to leave, others say Smith was upset about the stinging personal attack by Carlson.

Smith reportedly asked Fox to accept his resignation after only 1 year into his $15 million-a-year contract.

Smith's fans wished him well on Twitter and praised him for keeping his boot on Trump's neck over the past two years. But others thought he was too hypercritical of the president.

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