You can tell by their tone Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King are tremendously hurt by the actions of Charlie Rose, their TV partner for years.
I was beyond impressed with CBS, Gayle King, and Norah O’Donnell after watching the video below. This must have been some of the hardest reporting they have had to do but I still think somewhere locked away in their minds, they had questions about Rose.
No matter what I think of CBS This Morning reporting, I think Nora and Gayle got this right, and they need to be applauded for their courage in speaking their mind this morning. My eyes have been opened so wide after all of these names and more to come.
Source: CBS YouTube
CBS This Morning” co-hosts Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King are responding after reports of sexual misconduct allegations against Charlie Rose. The accusations published in the Washington Post include unwanted sexual advances, groping and exposing himself to women who worked for or aspired to work for Rose’s PBS program. CBS News has suspended Rose in light of the accusations.
The next time someone close to you is “credibly” accused of something you know to be wrong, but that doesn’t fit your deeply held image of that person use the example King sets here as your moral compass. Her deeply personal observations are worth noting.
The all too common stance: “I will believe the victim (be it a woman, man, or child) unless they are accusing my friend/family member who I KNOW wouldn’t do this…” is completely utterly useless. The people who are needed the most to stand up to violence and abuse of power are those who are closest to the victims and the perpetrator. Our proximity gives you relevance and ability to stop the continuing assault on humanity. Sadly far too often our proximity causes us to excuse and defend and entrench ourselves with the worst elements of society. We all can do better. We all must do better.
No. It is not easy. Seemingly good people around all of us do terrible things. The next time we are faced with the opportunity to support and enable violent and abusive behavior (by our silence or our active defense of the indefensible) stand up and defend the victims. Stand up and do the right thing.
The comments by these two co-hosts on CBS This Morning are sterling examples of supporting what’s right instead of the person causing the harm.
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