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No Happy Ending for Gannett Reporters Past or Present

We all know what would have happened if a BuzzFeed staffer had been the one purchasing a legal ounce of “Blue Dream” in Colorado. We would today be watching a split, comparative video contrasting the high effects of legal vs. illegal marijuana.

Instead, Trevor Hughes of the Fort Collins Coloradoan nonsensically purchases $27 worth of legal Colorado weed and then, as agreed with his reimbursing boss, takes it straight to a local sheriff’s office to be destroyed. That’s just Cheech and wrong.

Exasperated reactions to this video have come far and wide. Over on a certain Gannett-focused blog, an anonymous commenter recalls an even better Gannett reimbursables scenario:

Many years ago, before they were common, I was a news manager when we heard whispers about our area’s first illegal massage parlor. A massage was $15, but for another $10, the pitch went, you could get “completely relaxed.” You think I could get any one of a good sized group of male reporters to make me a legend – likely the first Gannett manager to approve a chit for a “happy ending?” Not one. They blew my chance at immortality.

[H/T: Romenesko]

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