There was no "if true." Reflecting quickly changing times, Charlie Rose's "CBS Morning News" co-hosts delivered unsparing denunciations of their former friend and colleague, hours before CBS announced his firing.
Norah O'Donnell: "This has to end. ... This is a moment that demands a frank and honest assessment about where we stand, and more generally the safety of women..." Gayle King: "I really am reeling. I got 1 hour and 42 minutes of sleep last night — both my son and my daughter called me. Oprah called me and said: 'Are you OK?' I am not OK."