September 22, 2014 10:11 am -

Charlo Greene quit her job at KTVA Anchorage, live on the air, with the words “Fuck it, I quit.” She was doing a story on a medical marijuana business, one that she owned.

“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.”

Greene’s organization is fighting for the passage of Ballot Measure 2, which would legalize recreational amounts of marijuana in Alaska. And, not incidentally, create business for Greene—with Alaska laws as they are, medical marijuana dispensaries currently operate in a legal gray area.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

45 responses to TV Reporter On Air: ‘F*ck It, I Quit’

  1. mdram September 22nd, 2014 at 10:24 am

    That was awesome!

    • bill0 September 22nd, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Truly awesome!

    • bill0 September 22nd, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Truly awesome!

  2. crc3 September 22nd, 2014 at 10:26 am

    F*ck it and light up!!

  3. Denise September 22nd, 2014 at 11:07 am

    luv it!

  4. Suzanne McFly September 22nd, 2014 at 11:10 am

    She will now have a much more fulfilling job and if she decides to grow it, she will be paid exceptionally well.

  5. arc99 September 22nd, 2014 at 11:27 am

    at least she was honest about why she quit, unlike another resident of Alaska who quit her job several years ago.

    • Jack E Raynbeau September 23rd, 2014 at 6:45 am

      The governor who quit to get her family out of the limelight?

  6. fancypants September 22nd, 2014 at 11:38 am

    might as well fire up a joint after making a statement like that.

  7. Guy Lauten September 22nd, 2014 at 11:40 am


  8. Larry Schmitt September 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    So when does the FCC come down on her? She didn’t show a nipple, but she did use THE word. Can’t let that go unpunished.

  9. Larry Schmitt September 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    So when does the FCC come down on her? She didn’t show a nipple, but she did use THE word. Can’t let that go unpunished.

  10. M D Reese September 22nd, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Here’s a little background music for this story:

    • Suzanne McFly September 22nd, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      I love this man

  11. M D Reese September 22nd, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Legalization is on the ballot here, and hopefully will pass. We’re being bombarded with “Reefer Madness!” propaganda, and the police departments are panicking because they’ve gotten used to busting non-violent cannabis users and seizing their cars and houses for their own use. I hope that this woman’s business does well.

    • Suzanne McFly September 22nd, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      In Connecticut it is legal for medicinal use, recreational use isn’t far behind I hope. My mom has a green thumb and I have been trying to convince her to get into the growing business now before everyone else does. The market will be ideal in a couple of years and most of her customers will be her own family members lol.

      • M D Reese September 22nd, 2014 at 6:43 pm

        Your mom sounds pretty cool!

        Right now it’s semi-legal for medicinal use here. But of course unless you grow your own (which is legal but limited) you still have to break the law to buy it.

        • Suzanne McFly September 22nd, 2014 at 6:56 pm

          My parents both smoked when I was young, they no longer do but they have seen through the hype against weed, smoking didn’t hurt either of them or their kids. The people who are against it obviously have monetary reasons aka the pharmaceutical, cigarettes, and alcohol companies.

          • M D Reese September 22nd, 2014 at 7:01 pm

            Research is finding that cannabis can help to protect your brain from the ravages of alcohol, and also your lungs from tobacco. They’re working on oils made with cannabis that can shrink tumors. It is an amazing herb, and humans have been using it for medicine and enjoyment for thousands of years.

          • Suzanne McFly September 22nd, 2014 at 8:38 pm

            I know a lot of people who smoke it to ease pain and have long before anyone was publically speaking about medicinal use. I would prefer our population smoked a natural substance rather than put some man made concoction into their body.

          • M D Reese September 22nd, 2014 at 10:06 pm

            Another way to use it is to make canna-oil with coconut oil. It’s similar to cannabutter but you don’t simmer it. It’s easy to figure out your dosage by using it in that form, and it tastes nice. You can make it with fresh herb, or from what remains after vaporizing. The latter is wonderful for pain and insomnia and does not incapacitate. About 2 hours after ingesting it, you may notice that colors seem brighter–but it’s much different than smoking. It lasts 8-12 hours.

          • Suzanne McFly September 23rd, 2014 at 10:06 am

            My brother vaporizes and says it’s the best way in ingest THC for him, he has had ankle problems since he was born and he runs and plays basketball so he needs something for the pain. I have made the butter for brownies (of course) and it was a very low key type of high. My cousin made lollipops, I really didn’t feel any sort of a high, but if someone has pain and may not want to feel the high, this would be a great way to take in the medication.

          • M D Reese September 23rd, 2014 at 2:02 pm

            I prefer to use the coconut oil and not process it further. It’s easier to mind the dosage that way. (I make regular cookies or treats to have on the side.) Ingesting it that way and supplementing by vaporizing is very effective–and very pleasant. Most of my joints are arthritic and used to ache so bad that they would wake me up at night. I hate taking pharmaceutical pain killers. I don’t need to deaden my whole body and mind–just make it so that it is bearable and not constant pain. It allows me to do the hobbies that I enjoy–which are all physical.

          • Suzanne McFly September 23rd, 2014 at 2:22 pm

            I am interested in the coconut oil and I will definitely look into it and try it. I have a lot of old sports injuries and I have medicated myself but I don’t have constant pain so I don’t do it everyday.
            I agree about the pharmaceutical meds, I hate using them. They are unnatural and not good for your body at all. I hate going to docs because they always want to try to get me on some drugs but I refuse it. I am retired navy so my docs are on base and I don’t feel it would be wise for me to enlighten them on what I use to combat the pain I do have lol.

          • M D Reese September 23rd, 2014 at 2:33 pm

            I have a friend in a similar situation. He is a Native American and so can use the federal health system–but he can’t be honest with his doctor or they kick him out. He finally stopped going to them.

            coconut oil:
            heat 1 qt of water just to boiling and turn off heat.
            add 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
            add 7grams (1/4 oz) ground herb–(vaped material works just fine)
            stir to melt and combine.
            Allow to sit for 4 hours
            strain through cheese cloth or fine mesh
            allow to set until oil is hardened, and remove it from the water.
            I’d start with 1 measured teaspoon, and don’t take any more for at least 8 hours. (And of course adjust to suit your own needs)

          • Suzanne McFly September 23rd, 2014 at 4:27 pm

            Thank you for the info, I will let you know how it works 🙂

          • M D Reese September 23rd, 2014 at 5:15 pm

            You bet. It takes about 2 hours to take effect–and it’s just mellow. Usually I notice it when I stand up and don’t have to groan in pain. I like to take a dose before 11 am, and again at around 6 pm. I’m sleeping a LOT better. I used to wake up 3-4 times a night and so never got my REM sleep. Now I’ve slept as long as 6 hours at once–unheard of for me.

          • Suzanne McFly September 23rd, 2014 at 6:22 pm

            That’s amazing, I wake up myself 3-4 times a night, sleep would work wonders for me.

          • M D Reese September 24th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

            It took me a week or so to get the timing and dosage right. If you overdo, you may sleep longer than you had planned–but that’s a bonus when you’re retired! Just start small and work up. I use to use sleep aids like Unisom–but it seemed like my sleep wasn’t genuine somehow, and I woke up feeling hangovery.

          • Suzanne McFly September 24th, 2014 at 5:12 pm

            Yeah, I have Ambien and it is like I am lying there with my eyes closed, but I’m not falling into a deep REM sleep. I told my bro about it and he already knows about it so he will help me make it. Thanks for sharing your knowledge 🙂

          • M D Reese September 24th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

            You’re very welcome. Sleep tight….

          • mea_mark September 23rd, 2014 at 2:44 pm

            Sesame seed oil is good for joint pain also. Best part is you just rub it in where the joint is. It is also really good for the skin and makes an excellent lotion. It is a secret ingredient in many cosmetics because it penetrates so deep into the skin and will take other ingredients with it.

          • Suzanne McFly September 23rd, 2014 at 4:29 pm

            I have heard of this from a couple friends, but never tried it myself. I should give it a try, thanks for sharing 🙂

          • mea_mark September 23rd, 2014 at 2:47 pm

            My uncle is taking hash oil to fight his cancer that should of killed him about a year ago, so I guess it is working.

          • M D Reese September 23rd, 2014 at 2:56 pm

            There is precious little public research–but that should change. There is a series of documentaries that are pretty interesting. I watched one that followed a little boy with an inoperable brain tumor. Using a cannabis oil has not only stopped it from growing, but it has shrunk a little. Here is a promo for the latest:


  12. greenfloyd September 22nd, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I don’t know if there’s back-story here, probably is, but this wasn’t a wise thing to do on air. She came off as both childish and vulgar. Perhaps she should have talked to Gary Johnson first, and burned a joint instead of bridges.

    • fancypants September 22nd, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      you could say her day job went up in smoke. Its not too classy to use the F-bomb on the air which obviously made it past any delay audio at the studio.

      • greenfloyd September 22nd, 2014 at 12:58 pm

        It also becomes clear now there was a conflict of interest which should have kept her off this particular report in the first place… News rooms operate like a team, when a member deliberately goes off-script like this it throws everyone else off as well. At least the anchor had the quick good sense to offer an apology.

        • Augy September 22nd, 2014 at 8:32 pm

          Yeah, that anchor was really quick on her feet (Sarcasm). First she attempted to throw it to commercial, then after a long pause, she continued. I would have just continued to the next story and not offered an editorial on what took place. As for the woman that quit. She may have hurt her ability to work in journalism in the future. Life is long, and she may want to go back at some point.

          • greenfloyd September 24th, 2014 at 12:06 am

            I would have just continued to the next story and not offered an editorial on what took place.

            Perhaps you should submit your resume, there’s obviously an open position…:)

        • fancypants September 23rd, 2014 at 5:11 pm

          lol true enough
          the only tv shows who relate to this are possibly comedy central

  13. edmeyer_able September 22nd, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Not as dramatic as this but whole, hope she has much success in all her endeavors.

    • fancypants September 23rd, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      this is my favorite
      ” we’ll do it live ” then decides to pre record within seconds
      what a quick mind

  14. juicyfruityyy September 22nd, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    She is going to have some competion with the Meth labs. But MJ can be profitable.

  15. liberalMD September 22nd, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Isn’t this the local dialect in Anchorage/Wasilla, or have I been listening to Sarah Palin too much?