Skip to comments.Barbara Walters Apologizes for Helping Aide to Assad of Syria
Posted on 06/05/2012 5:49:39 PM PDT by OddLane
In the months after her exclusive interview last year with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, Barbara Walters tried to intercede to get a television position for a former aide of his, who Ms. Walters acknowledged helped arrange the interview.
Ms. Walters, the longtime ABC News correspondent, issued a statement Tuesday apologizing for reaching out to contacts to seek an internship with CNN and admission at Columbia University for Sheherazad Jaafari, who had been a media adviser for Mr. Assad. Ms. Jaafari, 22, is the daughter of the Syrian ambassador to the United Nations.
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Apologizing for getting caught.
She actually believes that journalists can change the world......instead they are gullible fools, pawns in the hands of that “one great interview”
I have no use for Barbara Walters, but I don’t see what she has to apologize for here. We know she is not above sleaze to get an interview.
She was selling favors for journalistic access. If there are any ethics in journalism she should be fired.
If there were any ethics in journalism she would never have been hired.
Why suddenly be apologetic for supporting despots after all these years, Babs?
She needn’t worry, there isn’t.
Liberal journalists are some of the stupidest and most soulless people God ever put breath into. BaBa WaWa is a leader of that pack. She needs to retire.
One other point is how d’ya think one (from here or there) obtains such internships? The international nouveau riche must support one another!
No one should be surprised about what she did.
Wow, that old hag is still alive?...who woulda thunk it?
The female Walter Cronkite.
She’s slept with everyone else so why not Assad and his operatives?
I’m only surprised that Columbia didn’t rush to take in a Syrian insider.
I wonder if President Assad joined the select group of others who had an affair with Barbara, such as the Negro Senator from Massachusetts, Edward Brooke?