CONGRATULATIONS, KTVU aka: FOX2; you have now been likened to the law establishment in "The Firm", the 1993Tom Cruise movie about a corrupt law firm that places a figurative noose around the neck of its employees and makes it virtually impossible to escape.
Therefore it's official: Fox has turned KTVU and its worker bees--all of them--into TV News zombies. All march in step and go along with the process; a fear-induced system based on worker capitulation without the slightest bit of indifference and outright "we're all in" but they really aren't. They're afraid. They're scared to death. They, the majority of people; from the front-desk attendant to the secretary in sales; salespeople; PR people; reporters, editors and yes, even anchors, star anchors too are scared shitless.
They would talk, and in the past, they have talked but not anymore. Why? Because, like the industry site has said, KTVU--a Fox owned and operated station in the Bay Area is part of The Firm and when you're in that group, membership requires working with the team. You're a team member now. Don't rock the boat because if you do, then The Firm will deal with you and make your life miserable. You really have no options and if you dare not commit to the cause losing your job will be the easiest part of your life. The Firm has no time for your complaints and feelings about its direction. It will never tolerate criticism nor have any understanding of how its employees gripe about working conditions or very real elements of fear. Just go about your business and do your job. If you go off and begin asking questions and speak to outside people, then you'll have to deal with the consequences.
And that's not going to be a pretty picture.