Reporter fired for supposedly giving Obama the birdie

Tatyana Limanova
Tatyana Limanova

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Russian TV station has fired a reporter who supposedly flipped off President Barack Obama while reporting on his Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation statements.

About 120 million eyes were on Tatyana Limanova when she raised her middle finger during her story.

According to management, Limanova was not flipping off the president but her cameraman, and did not realize she was live on air.

Regardless, management says it was still unprofessional and cannot be considered an excuse.

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