April Moss is a meteorologist for CBS 62 in Detroit. She’s also a multimedia journalist who was often the fill-in host for an affiliate show called “Community Connect,” which aired over the weekend. Moss is the latest journalist to blow the whistle on her station. After 9 years with CBS, she felt compelled to come forward because:
“We’re in the problematic time in our country’s history where we’re at. No longer is true journalism being executed anymore.”
— Lara Logan (@laralogan) June 23, 2021
In the interview, Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe affirmed with Moss that the majority of policies for the affiliate stations were passed down from CBS-Viacom New York and that these were blanket policies for all CBS affiliates.
During the 2020 pandemic, everyone at the affiliate station was sent home to do their work, except for certain essential employees. Moss was considered essential staff and was allowed to work in the CBS 62 studio building throughout COVID; however, she was required to submit to weekly testing, to which she initially complied.
Deeper into the pandemic, CBS corporate began to demand data from the lab on the testing Moss underwent. This required Moss’ consent. Moss was not comfortable with this and refused to give her permission. As the pandemic waned, Moss sent an email to human resources stating she did not want to submit to weekly testing anymore. It was soon after this that Moss received an email from HR basically stating that COVID-19 vaccinations were going to be mandatory, the corporation would pay for her to receive it, and on a specific date, it would be required for all personnel to be vaccinated in order to access and work in the studio building. Those who have not received the COVID vaccine by that date would be required to work from home.
This was when Moss felt compelled to take her stand. She said,
“This issue is not just about me. I’m watching our whole nation suffer because they are put underneath these policies that
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