Charlo Greene, a TV reporter in Anchorage, Alaska, knows how to make an exit. During a report last night on the 10 o’clock news in Anchorage, Greene did a report on the Alaska Cannabis Club – a local group pushing for the legalization of limited amounts of cannabis this fall. When the station panned back to Greene for the live shot, she dropped a bomb on everyone: she’s the owner of the club.
As for her reporter job? Greene puts it bluntly: “Fuck it.”
Greene’s report, which ran last night, started with no indications that anything was awry. The report, which we haven’t tracked down yet (likely because the station pulled it) wrapped up without ever revealing who owned it. That’s when Greene went live:
“Now everything you’ve heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska. And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, fuck it, I quit.”
Drop the ‘effing mic. Greene, out. The look of terror on her now-former coworker’s face is priceless.
But the news station didn’t find it to be so awesome awesome (unlike, say, Reddit):
We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.
News Director – KTVA 11 News
(Nice try, Bert. But you didn’t fire her, she quit. We all saw it.)
As for her actions? Greene says: sorry, but not sorry.
“Because I wanted to draw attention to this issue. And the issue is medical marijuana. Ballot Measure 2 is a way to make medical marijuana real … most patients didn’t know the state didn’t set up the framework to get patients their medicine.”
“If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made,” she tells Alaska Dispatch News.
The Alaska Cannabis Club works to put medical cannabis patients together to share extra meds for donations.