Bangalore, Sept 23: Last week, a news reader in India's state television, Doordarshan, was reportedly sacked for pronouncing the name of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, as "Eleven Jinping", causing a ripple in the social media.
Now, a reporter in Alaska's KTVA in the United States named Charlo Greene resigned on air on Sunday to fight for legalisation of marijuana. She said on air: ""I - the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club - will be dedicating all of my energy for fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalising marijuana here in Alaska. And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but ... fuck it, I quit."
The stunned news anchor then tried to control the damage by tendering an apology. She said: ""All right we apologise for that ... we'll, we'll be right back."
The channel later apologised on the twitter over Greene's act and said she was terminated.
Viewers, we sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.
Viewers, we sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.— KTVA 11 News (@ktva) September 22, 2014
Bert Rudman, news director at KTVA 11 News later said that Greene had a personal and business interest related to the issue she was reporting on but did not disclose that to the authorities and hence betrayed with the basics of responsible journalism.
"At KTVA we strive to live up to the highest journalistic standards of fairness and transparency. Sunday's breach of those standards is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated," Rudman said in KTVA's official statement issued on Monday night over the incident.