Longtime Denver meteorologist Marty Coniglio was fired by 9News for a social media post that compared federal troops policing cities to Nazis. He explains his reasoning in a bylined article in Westword today:
“Better to be a good American than a good employee. Distilled to its most elemental expression, that is the reason why I blew up a 35-year career in broadcast media to add my voice to the alarms sounding about the current state of our Republic.”
“My former employer did the right thing in firing me. They set the rules, standards of conduct and guidelines for content. Break them and you pay. I did and I did.”
“To anyone gleefully saying that I got what I deserved, I agree, so let’s move on…back to our imperiled democracy.”
6 thoughts on “Marty Coniglio Explains Decision to ‘Blow Up 35-Year Career’ with Anti-Trump Tweet”
Marty’s comment was spot on. He was right so why fire him. Stupid.
Always liked his demeanor and delivery of the weather report. It is a shame he is gone from 9 News..
I had a personal run in with him on social media, he got what he deserved honestly.
You right. He was a smart butt. To me? He thought he could Walz in and take Kathy Sabine’s place. He’s been gone a good while. It needs to stay that way
Sorry to hear of the Coniglio departure. I always liked his expertise in meteorology. I liked his smile and personality.
Too bad Coniglio didn’t mention that Federal Troops were in these cities to protect Federal properties. I couldn’tgive a crap about Trump, he’s old news and will not be a force in any election