The news to me was stunning because of the candor of which both Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King spoke about the allegations of sexual harassment against their coworker Charlie Rose.
What do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so horrible?” Gayle King
Norah O’Donnell spoke at length first.
This is a moment that demands a frank and honest assessment of where we stand and, more generally, the safety of women. Let me be very clear. There is no excuse for this alleged behavior. It is systematic and pervasive, and I’ve been doing a lot of listening, and I’m going to continue to do that. This I know is true: Women cannot achieve equality in the workplace or in society until there is a reckoning and a taking of responsibility. I am really proud to work at CBS News. There are so many incredible people here, especially on this show, all of you here. This will be investigated. This has to end. This behavior is wrong. Period.
King then spoke up to note that she was still “reeling” from yesterday’s Post story and had slept less than two hours the night before. “Both my son and my daughter called me. Oprah called me and said, ‘Are you OK?’ I am not OK.”
“I’ve enjoyed a friendship and a partnership with Charlie for the past five years,” she said. “I’ve held him in such high regard, and I’m really struggling, because what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so horrible? […] That said, Charlie does not get a pass here.”
Charlie Rose isn’t the first to be accused and not even the first in the past week. In his case he admitted he did what he was accused of. Does this make him a good guy? Not necessarily. Admitting to it could be a way of defusing a explosive situation or could be out of fear of more dirt coming out. Was he admitting to sexual harassment because he was found out? All real questions. At 75 years old it appears his career is all but over and for the most part now this will cloud his past works with a very wary eye. his co workers have every right to be angry and betrayed. It will bear watching how this works out for his victims and how he is left to answer for what he has done.
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More and more it sure seems like relationships are disposable. Is it a product of our society that when we don’t like something any more we just get rid of it? Relationships have become the dirty word of this generation, commitment has become the nasty curse word that makes both men and women run for cover. We all want those lovely things in a relationship candlelight dinners dozens of Flowers, walks in the park , gorgeous sunsets followed by romantic moonlights. Yet the first sign of any thing we are out of there.So what happened to relationships? It is relationships that separates us from the animals who mate to breed and then leave, we as humans can do more than just mate and breed , we can and should express ourselves in these relationship , show growth show love and have deep feelings for someone. So to you dear reader I ask you …What happened to relationships? Are they disposable? Your thoughts!
If I give you my heart will you love me?
With all yours unconditionally
If I give you my soul
Will you be the one?
Who will be with me always?
If you take up space in my mind
Will you ever forget me?
Ever since we met
Things have happened
Better than we both could
When I look into your eyes
I want to be lost in them forever
I want to be totally lost in love together