CBS 62 Detroit Meteorologist and Multimedia Journalist, April Moss, was officially fired from the station this week after blowing the whistle on the network’s discriminatory practices regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
Moss decided to sit down with Project Veritas founder and CEO James O’Keefe to discuss the behind-the-scenes discrimination and bias after Fox 26 Houston reporter Ivory Hector last week used Veritas to expose how her superiors were trying to “muzzle” her reporting on Hydroxychloroquine.
Moss told O’Keefe that, like Hector, she too was worried that the liberal slant at her station was negatively impacting the public.
Hecker was also terminated shortly after speaking out, and was on the set during the interview “to support Moss as she bravely followed in her footsteps,” according to Veritas.
Moss told O’Keefe that CBS 62 was enforcing a policy of “segregation” against employees who chose not to get vaccinated.
“This issue is not just about me. I’m watching our whole nation suffer because they’re put underneath these policies that are enacted by corporations, and this is a human rights issue,” she said. “To segregate somebody is completely inhumane,” the reporter added.
According to Moss, the network has been forcing non-vaccinated employees to report from home rather than the station.
“As an on-air personality, it’s very obvious to the viewers … ‘wow, she’s never in the studio. She’s always at her house working from home,'” she said, adding that her vaccination status was also apparent to all of her coworkers, as well. “And everybody at work, ‘oh wow, April’s not allowed in the building.'”
Moss, a wife and mother of four, said it was an “unfortunate thing” that she had go through that, but stressed that it wasn’t just about her.
“It’s happening all across the world,” she said.
Moss shared an email that came from CBS “corporate” that discussed how the network was planning to address “vaccine hesitancy” among viewers.
“So basically, they’re going to use the power of all of Viacom/CBS brands,” Moss explained. “That’s a huge conglomeration. One example that they’re showing here is MTV and Comedy Central Brazil teamed up with Facebook and Instagram to ‘launch an important social media campaign.'”
“Is this news? Is this journalism” O’Keefe asked.
“I don’t think that this is journalism at all,” Moss replied. ” I think that this is propaganda being pushed on people.”
Moss said she was rebuked by a CBS producer when she started asking challenging questions to a Detroit doctor who was central to the vaccine rollout in the area. During the interview, she said the producer was telling her through her earphones to stop asking questions.
“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,” she said.
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.
Moss, who has been with CBS for nearly a decade, told O’Keefe that she was not seeking fame or fortune by coming forward. “It’s not about me … this is not easy,” she stressed.
“I see the whole world hurting,” Moss said. “I had no other choice.”
The reporter appeared to be devastated after CBS 62 Chief Engineer, Chuck Davis said he would recommend that she be fired.
When he asked her what she was thinking, Moss replied that she was hoping her actions would prompt the station into making some changes.
“The only change there’s going to be [is] on our weekend weather person. That’s the only change,” Davis told Moss.
Even though Moss’s actions have led to her termination, she said her family has been fully supportive and that 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.