Ivory Hecker: ‘Journalism Can’t Exist in a Censored Environment’

Ivory Hecker spent “three beautiful years” working at Fox 26 Houston. But it all changed during a story last summer, when she was interviewing a doctor about COVID-19. After the doctor said he uses hydroxychloroquine on patients, her bosses told her to get rid of her hydroxychloroquine soundbite right before air, adding that “the public doesn’t need to know that’s what the doctor’s using.”

She says she did it because “there were strange edicts coming down from corporate HR,” from her boss’s boss, saying “don’t report these facts, don’t criticize censorship, if you like freedom of information, say that in your personal time,” etc.

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