Skip to comments.Barbara Walters Looks for 'Fascinating' Flaws of Sarah Palin & Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 12/06/2008 10:48:09 AM PST by lewisglad
Barbara Walters Looks for 'Fascinating' Flaws of Palin, Limbaugh By Colleen Raezler December 6, 2008 - 10:41 ET
ABCs Barbara Walters showed the 13.2 million viewers who watched her Thursday, Dec. 4 Ten Most Fascinating People special that she can swallow pretty much anything but mainstream conservatism.
Walters gave cushy treatment to actors Will Smith, Frank Langella and Scientologist Tom Cruise, Olympian Michael Phelps, comedienne Tina Fey, embarrassingly photographed actress/singer Miley Cyrus, and pregnant "man" Thomas Beatie. She named liberal President-elect Barack Obama 2008s most fascinating person (see Brent Baker's account), but went head to head against well-known conservative Rush Limbaugh, and ran repeated criticisms of former GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Walters asked Palins impersonator, Fey, to mock the Alaska Governor one more time, yet challenged Limbaugh to say something "nice" about Obama. Walters did not interview Palin but did air an embarrassing interview clip and a montage of pundits calling her a "drag" on the Republican presidential ticket.
At the end of her interview with Fey, Walters stated, "I want you to, as Sarah Palin, tell me how pleased you are with this wonderful interview that I did, okay?" Fey complied:
FEY as Palin: I think this interview went real good. I think this went better than a couple of the other ones that I did. (Winks.) (Laughs)
WALTERS: (Laughs.) I love you, Sarah Palin.
FEY as Palin: Thank you. Im happy to be here.
Fey also told Walters her impersonation wasnt "mean" because "we stuck to, a lot of times, things that she herself had said." Fey added, "Theres a very strange double standard because its a woman portraying another woman. The jokes we used to do about George W. Bush were that he was an idiot. No one ever would stop and say, like, well, that seems kind of mean."
Walters failed to ask Fey what she thinks about the news medias obsession with her unflattering impersonations of Palin.
In contrast to the treatment she gave Fey, Walterss "heels were on and gloves off" for her interview with Limbaugh.
When Limbaugh claimed he was, "the most unthreatening, tolerant, lovable guy you could ever meet," Walters challenged him to say "something nice about the next president of the United States."
Walters attempted to paint Limbaugh as an elitist simply because he "came from a very good family" and "had money," a charge he quickly rejected. She also challenged him about a line he tossed out during the presidential primary that asked, "Does the country actually want to watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?" Then, as seen in the transcript below, she challenged his explanation of the comment:
WALTERS: I want to quote something you said. "Does the country actually want to watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?" You said this about Hillary Clinton.
RUSH LIMBAUGH: Yes.
WALTERS: You have watched me get older on a daily basis. Right. Sarah Palin, whom you love, is going to get older on a daily basis.
WALTERS: Men get older on a daily basis. What's with you, Rush?
LIMBAUGH :(Laughs) you know, the context...
WALTERS: (laughs) I never thought Id be sitting here doing a number with you.
LIMBAUGH: The context of the statement was how unfair our culture is to aging women versus aging men.
WALTERS: You weren't fighting our battle.
LIMBAUGH: I was.
LIMBAUGH: I meant it as a comment on our culture in a sympathetic way.
WALTERS: Okay. I will let that go.
On his show, Limbaugh found media treatment of another exchange with Walters fascinating.
Is this the same Barbara Walters who screwed a married American senator by the name of Edward Brooke.
They pretty much dissed Sarah Palin like as if they think they (the MSM) have dispossed of Sarah PAlin for good. As Lee Corso would say....”not so fast my friend.”
When will these retarded Hollywood liberals (and I know Walters is based in New York, but she sucks up to Hollywood) figure out that only 52% of the country voted for Obama. That leaves 48% to piss off when they act stupid.
She’s a whore. Next...
>>>The jokes we used to do about George W. Bush were that he was an idiot. No one ever would stop and say, like, well, that seems kind of mean.”<<<
Thanks, Tina, for demonstrating the kind of bubble you live in. Of course the statement that George W. Bush is an idiot is mean. Large numbers of people have always thought so. In fact, a lot of us recognize that the critique of Republican as Moron is steeped in cruelty and malice. The same kind of attack about Sarah’s intelligence is now ongoing - I recently saw it in “Doonesbury,” in which she supposedly states that he favorite city was France.
In the meantime, true blue fumble speakers like Joe Biden are turned into the loveable old scatterbrain. Could have something to do with the (D) after his name in the press.
Nope, not me ya dingbat. Flipping channels and breezed right on by.
I enjoy Rush a whole lot and rarely miss anything he does, but I deliberately had to pass on viewing this one, although I suspect it likely his interviewed exposed her for the ignorant fool and pretentious propaganda tramp she is.
LOL, but she is so damn perfect? liberal elite media.
While we're on "impersonations"........
I wouldn’t watch a Walters interview long enough no notice.
I didn’t watch. Why would I watch? What did anyone expect? The ‘pregnant man’? Tina Fey? It’s a sideshow/freakshow. Kind of an insult that Rush was on that list, I think.
“I enjoy Rush a whole lot and rarely miss anything he does, but I deliberately had to pass on viewing this one, although I suspect it likely his interviewed exposed her for the ignorant fool and pretentious propaganda tramp she is.”
If she was only a “pretentious propaganda tramp” I might have an ounce of respect for her. Anyway, we know how she made it up to where she is today.
If this cow is looking for flaws, she’d better look in the miiror to first see herself and then the myriad of msm outlets that lied(and omitted much info) to the American public about their “one”.
Actually Rush came off well, and exposed Barbara Wa-Wa as an ignorant sluttola. (to quote Dan Akroyd)
The Baba Wawa line I’ll always remember was posed to Johnny Carson: “If you could be any kind of tree you wanted, what kind of tree would you be?” [it might have been] “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?”
WTH that was supposed to educe, I have no idea.
Yes, liberals attempt to veil their hatred and contempt through “parody”.
When Baba Wawa says “I love you, Sarah Palin” she's really expressing her derision and contempt for her.
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