Reporter Reveals On Air She's Owner Of The Medical Marijuana Club She's Reporting On With A "F*** It, I Quit"

September 22, 2014

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This is a video of (now ex) Anchorage, Alaska KTVA 11 news reporter Charlo Green revealing on air that she's actually the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club on which the station has been reporting, and quits her job like an all-star. Her actual quote, which begins around 3:00 in the video: "Now everything you 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*** it, I quit." KTVA 11 news director Bert Rudman has since apologized for Green's language and insured viewers she's since been terminated, although I thought it was crystal clear from the video she already quit. Now I'm not sure what the hell you've been smoking, Bert, but I'd consider sticking to cannabis if I were you.

Keep going for the whole news segment, resignation starts at 3:00.

Thanks to Arkim Fox and Youtube Rhydonal, who is a firm believer in quitting jobs in style. Me? I'm a firm believer in just not showing up one day.

  • Bad Boy Bubby

    she is easily the greatest black person to walk the earth

  • shashi

    correction Chuck Norris is easily the greatest black person to walk the earth

  • shashi

    A shocking misuse of power.
    We would not think it appropriate for a news reporter to start singing the praises of an unknown company who may very soon become a benefactor of a change in the law only to come out as a hedge fund manager with a majority holding in that very company before flipping you off and saying "get on-board or get out the way shit heads". The company she owns (according to its website http://www.akcannabisclub.c... ) "...strives to operate a dispensary..." and claims it is "...Alaska's only medical cannabis collective" but a quick search on google and you will find other organisations (e.g. http://alaskacannabisinstit... ) that seem to show an altogether more professional and less commercial approach to a sensitive legal issue that affect many sick and suffering people. There is nothing wrong with running a business and making money but she was in position to make a significant difference to the lives of those who actually feel they need the herb as 'medicine' (obviously because she managed to get the green light to investigate and report on the issue in a positive light) and with this power she decided to simultaneously violate her code of ethics (http://www.journalism.co.uk... ) and has tried to cash in on the situation by doing what can only be described as a cheap publicity stunt. For me, she loses credibility as both a journalist and an activist and worse she provides a lightening rod for critics wanting to point out that pro legalisation people are stupid and irresponsible.

  • Kelly

    I honestly don't think she violated any code of ethics that new organization don't violate every day.... If you had an issue with ethics you would pissed at every news organization that poses a question as its headliner every time its reporting something.... Fox being very bad about that but they all do it. "This Just in.... Is (insert persons name) A drug head? This just in, "Did shashipancholin run over an old woman crossing the road with a car?"

    They do that crap every day because as long as its posing a question then its not technology slander." Because after all they're only asking a question, is the justification they use. Yet it happens all the time and we all know that even though its a question the first thing people think is that it happened. Fight the real ethic issue here and fight to make it illegal for news organization to drum up controversy when they do stuff like that.

  • shashi

    While i do not completely disagree with your statements, i suspect most people take exception to biased reporting. Sometimes it is easy to recognise the preconceptions of certain broadcasters but even so we naturally bear resentment towards the disingenuousness and dishonesty that stem from lack of objectivity in the news. Although, it must be said in Greens defence, her dereliction of duty (to be impartial) is not equal to the criminal offence of defamation.

    The main issues i have with the stunt she pulled is the negligence with which she attempts to help further the cause and the opportunistic way she gives her organisation prominence in the report for personal gain.

    Laws against slander already exist and limiting the editorial independence of the fourth estate would be a slippery slope to a building a dystopia. A good democracy demands the ability to have free speech and controversy is an inevitable by-product of this privilege.

  • Scrodiddley

    lightning*

  • shashi

    thanks. i missed that one but hey im just a dog

  • Gorm m

    Why even quit though? What's she angry about? Just seems weird and disrespectful to me.

  • Her last name is Green. Coincidence?

  • NoobMaster69

    *points and laughs at that shitty newshow* HA-HA!

  • JJtoob

    How professional of her.

  • Looks like a "Dave"

    Did the station boss tell her she had to quit the cannabis club or she'll be terminated from her reporter job? She had to choose one or the other?

  • shashi

    No i dont think so, she quite clearly suprised everyone with the stunt she pulled and according to http://www.nydailynews.com/... she was running the club secretly.

  • chaelyc

    If she owned the club there wouldn't be much of a secret about it. I know owners in other states & the business license is public record (if they operated out of an established location, which I assume they do) unless she was using an alias but that would be difficult to manage. I'll bet the on-air announcement was a shock but the way she worded it, I assumed they forced her resignation or otherwise gave her an ultimatum over conflict of interest.

  • Jenness

    Way to make pot smokers not look like slackers who don't want to work and who care more about getting high than being respectful and not cursing out their bosses and thousands of people. NAILED IT.

  • das

    wow, way to reach for something to complain about.

  • Andrew Newton

    Looking dapper is what the fine people of the 30s did to get prohibition overturned.

  • Jenness

    LOL!

  • Quickstein

    Assured viewers? Or insured? Cuz while the news director is insuring viewers... I'M A VIEWER! PAY MY INSURANCE!

  • Jason Christopher

    Great clip. Well done.

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