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Fox Reporter Announces She’s Turning Over Recordings That Will ‘Crush The Murdochs’

It all started, oddly enough, with a reporter for Fox 26, a Houston affiliate station, being introduced so she could report on the upcoming Texas heat wave and possible power outages that could potentially endanger the lives of thousands of Texans.

But by the time reporter Ivory Hecker had finished what she had to say (and it had nothing to do with the weather), Twitter had exploded with comments and hashtags that all had right-wing Fox News heading for some very choppy waters in the days ahead.

According to Hecker, she has damaging recordings of Fox News officials and is about to make them public, Newsweek reports, and she broadcast her intentions on live TV, telling viewers:

“I want to let you, the viewers, know that Fox Corp has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers.

“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 who’s going to help put that out tomorrow. So, tune into them.”

You’ve probably heard of Project Veritas, and what you’ve heard should indeed make you skeptical of any “news” they disseminate. They’re the clowns who tried to entrap doctors into discussing the sale of “body parts” taken from aborted fetuses, as Think Progress noted in 2017:

“The videos themselves were strongly influenced by conservative activist James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas. That organization has been linked to recent efforts to market a false sexual assault allegation targeting Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, seemingly in an effort to discredit the numerous allegations made by other women. The videos made by CMP have had a long-lasting impact themselves, inspiring a wave of legislative efforts around the country, in addition to a deadly attack on a Planned Parenthood in Colorado.”

Hecker’s remarks and the pending release of tapes from her set tongues wagging among right-wingers and conspiracy theorists on social media:

So this local reporter and Project Veritas are going to “crush the Murdochs”? As much as many of us would love to see Fox News deposited into the nearest trash receptacle, it seems unlikely that this will be what brings about their demise.

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Rupert Murdoch Lets The World Know He’s Dumping Trump In The Most Humiliating Way

Fox News chairman and longtime Trump ally Rupert Murdoch has had enough of the Donald’s lawsuits, temper tantrums, and whining when it comes to the 2020 election, which the incumbent president clearly lost.

How fed up is Murdoch? So much so that he had his daily New York tabloid, The Post, publish a withering op-ed making it clear that it’s time for Donnie to bow out and admit the voters have rejected him.

The op-ed, which carries the title “Give it up, Mr. President — for your sake and the nation’s” wastes no time getting right to the point, and it’s one that’s certain to enrage the Donald:

“You had every right to investigate the election. But let’s be clear: Those efforts have found nothing. To take just two examples: Your campaign paid $3 million for a recount in two Wisconsin counties, and you lost by 87 more votes. Georgia did two recounts of the state, each time affirming Biden’s win. These ballots were counted by hand, which alone debunks the claims of a Venezuelan vote-manipulating Kraken conspiracy.

“Sidney Powell is a crazy person. Michael Flynn suggesting martial law is tantamount to treason. It is shameful.”

And that’s not all The Post’s editorial board had to say to Trump, which endorsed him in both 2016 and 2020:

“We understand, Mr. President, that you’re angry that you lost. But to continue down this road is ruinous. We offer this as a newspaper that endorsed you, that supported you: If you want to cement your influence, even set the stage for a future return, you must channel your fury into something more productive.”

The editorial ends with a painful reminder for Trump:

“If you insist on spending your final days in office threatening to burn it all down, that will be how you are remembered. Not as a revolutionary, but as the anarchist holding the match.”

While The Post should be applauded, their naivete is enormous. Because of course Trump will try to burn it all down and take as many others with him as he can. That’s what bullies do: They prove their own cowardice and try to take others with them when they hit rock bottom.

Good on Murdoch for laying out the facts and making it clear he will no longer back Trump. Too damn bad he didn’t come to this realization years ago.