CBS 62 Detroit Meteorologist and Multimedia Journalist, April Moss, went public with Project Veritas this week to discuss behind-the-scenes information about network practices regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, editorial double standards and how corporate interests have negatively impacted the public.
She was officially fired from the station this week following her sit down with PV -- CBS provided Veritas with a statement saying her claims are “completely false” and Moss “is no longer with our station.” The full CBS 62 statement can be found below.
Moss: “I’m watching my country disintegrate and if I don’t stand up and do something when I’m able to, I just don’t know that I could live with myself… No longer is true journalism being executed anymore… It is one of the greatest crimes really in history right now. Because if we are shaping the American public’s mind, then we need to be seeking truth.”
This marks the second journalist in as many weeks to step out of the shadows, detailing how media outlets are covering the Coronavirus vaccine – along with the many hidden interests at play behind closed doors.
Ivory Hecker, a former Fox 26 reporter, spoke with Veritas last week about how certain COVID-related stories were buried to favor advertisers and satisfy the opinion of the station’s general manager -- and the network CEO -- rather than be transparent with the audience. She too, was terminated from her post.
Hecker was on set to support Moss as she bravely followed in her footsteps.
Moss, a wife and mother of four, has worked at CBS 62 for almost a decade and said the corporate arm in New York has been driving decision making without regard for journalistic ethics, or general concern for the public’s right to be informed.
Moss claimed in her interview with Project Veritas CEO, James O’Keefe, that the station was pressuring employees who opted not to get the vaccine into changing their minds through company-wide messages and emails. She called it a “human rights issue.”
The idea of “vaccine hesitancy” – a phrase mentioned in a recent Project Veritas story about Facebook’s internal practices regarding censorship – also showed up in CBS emails, according to Moss.
She accused CBS of abusing the “power of all of [the] Viacom/CBS brand” to legitimize the COVID-19 vaccine. The veteran journalist added that she is not seeking fame or fortune by coming forward. “It’s not about me … this is not easy,” she told O’Keefe.
“I see the whole world hurting,” Moss concluded. “I had no other choice.”
[DETROIT – June 22, 2021] Project Veritas sat down with Meteorologist and Journalist, April Moss, of CBS 62 in Detroit this week to discuss the local affiliate’s ongoing efforts to “discriminate” against anyone who questions COVID-19 policies handed down by the corporate office in New York.
Moss, a wife and mother of four who has worked with CBS for nearly a decade, said she couldn’t stand by any longer and allow the audience to be manipulated by a corporate agenda.
At one point, she referred to CBS’ news practices as “propaganda being pushed on people” and said acts of discrimination have taken place with the station “segregating coworkers” based on health assumptions.
Days after she filmed her segment with Veritas and made an on-air announcement about the upcoming interview, CBS 62 responded to a request for comment on the issue -- and alerted us for the first time -- that Moss had been let go from her job.
Her story also seemingly included echoes of a past Facebook release from Project Veritas in which the term “Vaccine Hesitancy” was unveiled. This exact phrasing was found within internal communications from CBS corporate which were also provided by Moss.
In a phone call with CBS 62 Chief Engineer, Chuck Davis, he questioned whether or not her actions would even have an effect on news operations going forward. “The only change there’s going to be [is] on our weekend weather person. That’s the only change,” Davis told Moss.
While speaking with O’Keefe, Moss also took the opportunity to shine a light on CBS’ political leanings by mentioning that the station deemed online influencer, Candice Owens, “too political” to have as a guest -- but had no issue interviewing a member of the vaccine rollout team under Democrat Gov., Gretchen Whitmer.
Despite Moss’ career uncertainty -- and the stress surrounding her actions -- she said her family has been fully supportive and she places her trust in God to carry them through, come what may.
“You know what, we put our faith and hope and trust in God. That’s what we do,” she told O’Keefe.
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