CBS fires reporter for going off-script during weathercast

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Detroit CBS62 has fired meteorologist April Moss who announced during live local weather report on Sunday that she “will be sitting down this week with Project Veritas to discuss the discrimination that CBS is enforcing on its employees.”

Moss also reportedly wrote on a fundraising site,

“I felt led to stand up to the medical discrimination that was being enforced by ViacomCBS on its employees. The mandate for any individual to be tested for COVID19 for employment or participating at a university or other institution violates federal law. My hope is that others who are faced with similar situations in their workplace can find the strength and courage to stand up for their God given rights.”

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Moss, who had worked for the TV station since April 2012, didn’t provide details about the discrimination, but said she would reveal more through Project Veritas – an activist group founded in 2010. The group has built a large audience with its reports.

Some believe Project Veritas run by independent journalist James O’Keefe, deceptively edits videos and uses secret recordings to discredit mainstream media.

“We are observing a movement of inspired media insiders coming forward, and more insiders will be compelled to speak out against corruption and wrongdoing in the very near future,” a spokesperson for Project Veritas reportedly said.

A spokesperson for WWJ-TV, Moss’s employer, said the issue is not about discrimination, but of pandemic-related policies at the station.

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“April Moss objected to WWJ-TV’s policies regarding COVID-19 testing and wearing masks inside our station, which are based on CDC, state, and local guidelines,” the spokesman said.

He added: “Any suggestion that she was in any way a victim of ‘discrimination’ due to her concerns about these policies is completely false. In fact, we allowed April to perform her weather anchor duties from home as we explored her concerns.”

Moss is the second television news personality to lose their job in the last week for going off-script on TV. Fox 26 Houston general assignment reporter Ivory Hecker said Tuesday she was fired after interrupting a live on-air report to accuse her employers of “muzzling” her. The 32-year-old reporter announced she was going to Project Veritas with secret recordings from her station.

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In similar development, more than 150 employees at a Houston hospital system who refused to comply with a recent policy that required hospital employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, were fired last week and some resigned.

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