Perhaps you remember Jon Leiberman. He was the young DC Bureau Chief of Sinclair Broadcasting who decided to give an interview to the Baltimore Sun in which he lambasted Sinclair's planned Swift Boat smear documentary as "biased political propaganda, with clear intentions to sway this election."
Solid journalistic ethics, perhaps questionable career planning.
Lieberman was promptly fired.
Subsequently, it seems, he applied for unemployment issue in Maryland. But he got turned down. According to a document released today by Sinclair the Maryland Department of Labor found that Lieberman was canned for "speaking to the press/media without permission and sharing of propriety information outside the company," which, I take it, means he was fired for good reason and thus isn't eligible.
(Why is Sinclair releasing the MDOL's statement?)
I'm no expert on unemployment insurance, how and why you have to be fired to collect, or whether this is at all out of the ordinary.
Nonetheless, we thought you'd like to know.