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Another local news reporter announces live on air that she'll be exposing her employers to Project Veritas
Exactly one week after Fox26Houston reporter Ivory Hecker announced live on air that she was handing over secret recordings of her supervisors and co-workers to the right-wing media watchdog group Project Veritas, the weekend weather anchor for CBS 62 Detroit made an on-air announcement that she will be handing over information to the group as well.
April Moss made the announcement while giving the weather forecast this Sunday.
"...and speaking of a brand new week, I will be sitting down this week with Project Veritas to discuss the discrimination that CBS is enforcing upon its employees. Tune in to Project Veritas for my full story," she said before returning to her forecast.
While it's not known what information Moss plans to hand over to the group, Hecker's subsequent interview with Project Veritas featured her complaining that her employer told her to stop posting on social media about the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine. She also said CBS refused to cover bitcoin because the "poor African-American audience" would not be interested in the subject.
Watch the Moss in the video below:
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NBC News reported on recently released data showing that since Sept. 11, there are more military suicides than there were combat soldiers who died in the line of duty.
Research from the Costs of War Project at Brown University revealed that an estimated 30,177 active duty personnel and veterans who served since 9/11 committed suicide. Since 9/11, just 7,057 were killed while in combat.
"The trend is deeply alarming," the report says. "The increasing rates of suicide for both veterans and active-duty personnel are outpacing those of the general population, marking a significant shift."
The Department of Veterans Affairs releases the data on deaths by suicide but it doesn't show death specifics for those in combat. So, the study's author calculated using the VA data to estimate the suicides based on age and other data.
"In an interview, Suitt said the number 30,177 is likely well below the actual number of suicides for active duty and veterans. He believes one of the reasons the numbers continue to climb is indifference by the American public," NBC News reported.
"For veterans to come home to an uncaring civilian population or to an uncaring public, that must be devastating," Suitt explained.
Many veterans suffer from traumatic brain injuries that leave lasting damage many doctors don't fully understand. Post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological concerns are also connected to the suicide numbers, the report explained. The greatest barrier is that some service members aren't getting the medical care needed, which can make things worse.
"There was a sense that an active service member would rather lie on a screening to be able to stay in the military," said Suitt. "If they have a traumatic brain injury but no other physical injuries, they downplay the injuries to stay in their career."
One concern he discovered is that many active-duty military members feel that being discharged early due to medical issues would make them feel as if they're losing their identity. There's no real transition for military members from combat to veterans' hospitals and back into civilian life. The military bounces service members from one to the other.
Suitt also noted that there are still Americans who have no idea that there are still people serving in conflicts that are related to 9/11, even 20 years after the attack.
He told the public that they should care.
NBC News on Monday revealed new information about the January 6th insurrection and what the Federal Bureau of Investigation knew about the attack, which supporters of President Donald Trump had openly plotted for weeks.
"The FBI director and other senior officials have consistently downplayed the intelligence value of social media posts by Trump supporters prior to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, suggesting the bureau had no 'actionable' warning that the Capitol would be targeted by a mob," NBC News reported Monday. "But according to a document entered into court records last week, an FBI agent acknowledged in a February investigative report that angry Trump supporters were talking openly in the days before the riot about bringing guns to the Capitol to start a 'revolution.'"
"A review of open source and social media posts leading up to and during the event indicates that individuals participating on the 'Stop the Steal,' rally were angered about the results of the 2020 presidential election and felt that Joseph Biden had unlawfully been declared 'President-Elect,'" FBI Special Agent Patricia Norden wrote. "Users in multiple online groups and platforms discussed traveling to the Capitol armed or making plans to start a 'revolution' on that day."
The posts were cited in the case of former NYPD officer Thomas Webster, who was indicted for his role in the insurrection. On Thursday, the Department of Justice released new video evidence it alleges shows Webster assaulting an officer.
NEW: Justice Dept. just released horrifying new footage from 1/6. Feds say this is ex-NYPD officer Thomas Webster (… https://t.co/Wj8BDJ6olI— Marshall Cohen (@Marshall Cohen) 1623966157.0
NBC News notes the FBI is not saying when the review of social media posts was conducted.
"To my knowledge, sir, we did not have actionable intelligence that indicated that hundreds of people were going to breach the Capitol or storm the Capitol,' Wray told Congress.
NBC noted questioning by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) at the same House Oversight Committee hearing.
"Was this a failure to collect intelligence prior to the event, or was it a failure to act on intelligence that we may have had?" Ocasio-Cortez asked.
"I think what this shows is the challenge of getting sufficient information about what is out there on social media to be able to have the ability to distinguish between what we're calling sort of aspirational versus the intentional…It's sort of a wheat from the chaff [situation]," Wray responded.
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