Marty Coniglio Explains Decision to ‘Blow Up 35-Year Career’ with Anti-Trump Tweet

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.”

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