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Finnish News Anchor Fired For Drinking Live On Air

Finnish news anchor Kimmo Wilska was fired today for, well, drinking on the job today. As he was reading the English news for YLE, the Finnish national news broadcasting company, he "accidentally" was caught on camera sipping on a beer!

Wilska was reporting on misconduct of bars selling alcohol and decided to play a practical joke, though the executives at YLE were not laughing: within hours he was told that he would not be working for the broadcasting company again.

Wilska is a freelancer journalist, but has been working for YLE (among other employers) for 25 years. He's also an activist for "a more humanitarian drug policy in Finland" and a active member f.e in a campaign to legalize cannabis.

Wilska himself stated that he doesn't regret this at all at a interview to Uusi Suomi.

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Added: Oct-14-2010 Occurred On: Oct-13-2010
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Tags: Finnish Broadcasting Company, YLE, Kimmo Wilska, fired, alcohol, news anchor, Uusi Suomi
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