Video: TV Reporter Curses On-Air as She Quits to Fight for Legal Pot
If Charlo Greene brings the same chutzpah to fighting for legalization, the future looks bright for legal pot in Alaska.
Charlo Greene was a local news reporter in Anchorage, Alaska, before she decided to leave her job to focus on working for legalized marijuana in Alaska. But instead of giving two-weeks notice and quietly exiting with a cardboard box full of desk supplies, she decided to quit in a more memorable way, because—”fuck it”—why not?
In this a video of the incident, Greene reports on pot in Alaska before smoothly segueing in to her own news: “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,” she says. “And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, fuck it, I quit.”
The segment then cuts quickly to a very uncomfortable anchor who apologizes for the profanity. The TV station later tweeted: “Viewers, we sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.” Actually, KTVA, she quit.
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