Katie Couric is #notwinning, not a “colleague” with @CharlieSheen

April 4th, 2011

Somehow in this New York Times interview, Katie Couric (who is stepping down from the CBS Evening News) is asked three questions (out of a total thireen) about Charlie Sheen.

Since your new book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives,” is about great advice, imagine that your boss, Les Moonves, called you on Christmas 2009 and said: “Charlie Sheen was just arrested for holding his wife at knife point. He has a history of this sort of behavior with women, but he makes a ton of money for the network.” What do you tell him?
Fire him.

Have you told him as much?
No. He hasn’t really sought my advice on Charlie Sheen. I hope what Charlie Sheen did wouldn’t be consistent with the values of this network. That’s probably an unrealistic response, but that’s my initial gut reaction. Luckily, that’s not my job.

Did you feel less proud going to work at CBS knowing that he was essentially a colleague?
I don’t really consider Charlie Sheen a colleague.

Seriously, she can’t catch a break. Now if she had some tigerblood, her ratings may be a different story.