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Some people just give their two weeks' notice when they quit their job. Others give a notice that will be remembered for much longer than two weeks. An Anchorage, Alaska, news reporter quit with a memorable sign-off Sunday night, announcing that she was the driving force behind the pro-pot organization she had just finished a segment on. Then she shrugged and said, “(Expletive) it, I quit.”
Charlo Greene was reporting for KTVA 11 News about the Alaska Cannabis Club, a collective that aims to raise support for a November ballot initiative on legalizing recreational marijuana.
“I just quit my news reporting job on live TV to announce that I am redirecting all of my energy toward helping to end a failed drug policy,” Greene said on her Indiegogo page, which as of midday Monday had raised more than $1,500 towards its $5,000 goal in support of Ballot Measure 2. KTVA posted a message on its website and Facebook page, saying, “We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter… The employee has been terminated.” Which is a bit like shutting the barn door after the cows have escaped.
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