Local Anchorage reporter Charlo Greene made headlines yesterday when she quit, live on air, and dropped an F-bomb in the process. She has since stated that she quit on air to bring attention to marijuana legalization, which she plans on fighting for in Alaska. Alaska is set to vote on marijuana legalization this November, along with Oregon and Washington D.C.. I tip my hat to Ms. Greene. Passing up a good paying job to be a marijuana activist is not an easy thing to do.
Ms. Greene did what many Americans dream of doing. It reminds me of the movie Half Baked where Scarface quits after a series of F-bombs. During a marijuana segment, Ms. Greene stated the following:
"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, f--k it, I quit."
That led to the following statement by the news station:
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.
KTVA 11 News - Anchorage
Dear KTVA, the news anchor quit, you didn't fire her, but nice try. If you live in Alaska, make sure to vote yes on marijuana legalization this November and tell everyone else to do the same. The last poll out of Alaska showed the initiative losing, which would be a shame to see Ms. Greene quit her job for a failed initiative. Let's make sure that's not the case! Below is video showing the on air resignation, along with a message from Ms. Greene: