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Mention of Lewinsky Irritates Walters: "Let's Move On!" (The View)
MRC ^ | 12:05pm EDT, Friday May 30, 2003 | BrentBaker

Posted on 05/30/2003 9:30:34 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay

Don't count on seeing Barbara Walters raising with Senator Hillary Clinton any subject which the former First Lady would like to avoid. Though an ABC promo spot for ABC's June 8 special dedicated to publicizing Clinton's new book promises that "nothing's off limits" and on Thursday's The View Walters reported that when she sits down with Mrs. Clinton next week she'll "ask the really tough questions," the instant The View's Joy Behar mentioned Monica Lewinsky, an annoyed Walter raised her hands and made a pained facial expression as she demanded: "Oh, let's drop, let's move on!"

As quoted in the May 29 CyberAlert, a current ABC promo hypes the interview special: "Sunday June 8th: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barbara Walters. The interview we've all been waiting for and the book that tells all. Sunday June 8th. Nothing's off limits."

On Thursday's The View, the daytime ABC show created by Walters who pops in a couple of times a week to take part in the gab session amongst the four of five women hosts, Walters recounted how on Wednesday she traveled in Illinois to capture video of Hillary Clinton in her home town, a session which followed Walters interviewing Clinton last week while the two walked on Washington's Mall wit the Capitol in the background.

As taken down by MRC analyst Jessica Anderson, on the May 29
The View Walters gushed over Clinton's small town upbringing and then promised she get to the "tough" questions in their next session:

"This was the first part of it [the interview]. We went back to her hometown, which is in Park Ridge, Illinois, near Chicago, on the tree-lined street where she had the most kind of, you know, stable, secure childhood."

Meredith Vieira: "Normal."

Walters: "Normal. Father, a staunch Republican; Hillary, a staunch Republican. And then we sat down -- this is the first part of the interview. It's going to be shown, the whole interview, in an hour, a week from Sunday, June 8th, from seven to eight o'clock. Okay, and then next week we sit down and ask the really tough questions, alright?"

The conversation continued and quickly got into penis size.

Vieira: "So did you get to you-know-who in this one? No?"

Walters: "Well, we got to him, we got to her husband, since we talked about how she met him at Yale and she's either the greatest actress in the whole world or this is really, you know, you understand why the marriage works when you see how she talks about him."

Joy Behar: "Maybe she's both, like the rest of Americans, American women, you know? We're actresses and we're for real at the same time with our husbands [audience laughs and applauds]. Everybody's got a little of both."

Walters: "And you know what attracted her the most -- I'll give one thing away -- when she first met him? His hands."

Star Jones: "You said that, Joy."

Vieira: "Oh, big hands, big hands."

Behar: "Yeah, he's got a big head, too. I love that."

Jones: "Yeah, Joy likes his hands and his head."

Behar: "His hair and his head -- it's huge."

Vieira: "But he doesn't have big feet. I met him, he did not have big feet, but he had big hands. I thought that was interesting."

At this point, Behar raised Lewinsky, which clearly irritated Walters.

Behar, joking: "Wait, let's call Monica and see if–" [Audience laughs and applauds]

Walters pompously reviewed her own work and found it wonderful: "That's so awful! I really protest that! I think it's going to be just a terrific interview."

Vieira: "So you liked her."

Walters: "I did, and she's very, then we had a lot of time to just, sort of, talk privately on the way home. We talked a little bit about Star [Jones], who's a friend, and she's going to come on the show one day, which we'll like, but you know, most of what this interview is about is how she felt about things, and that's, to me, very interesting -- how did you feel about this and how did you feel about that? So I hope you'll all watch it a week from Sunday...."

The discussion steered into how we know much more today than in the past about the private lives of public figures.

Re-joining the conversation, Walters opined: "It's a different time, and Hillary Clinton is probably -- look, today she's a Senator -- is one of the most accomplished and controversial First Ladies in our history."

Vieira soon brought up a newspaper report: "Did you see -- now, I don't know if this is true, it's in the New York Post today, Page Six -- a friend of Ken Starr's is saying that he now wants to have dinner -- you know, Ken Starr's the one who tried to get rid of Clinton, essentially, led the investigation -- he now wants to have dinner with Clinton and his wife, Hillary, according to the friend that's quoted."

The gaggle spent a while debating whether they would be able to "bury the hatchet" themselves in a similar situation when, in Vieira's words, somebody "had so vilified you and gone after you."

Behar made the error of raising a Clinton scandal and got slapped down by Walters: "I mean, on the other hand, it would show that the Clintons are, you know, that they're over the Whitewater and the -- the Whitewater they never really got them on."

Vieira: "That was years and years of litigation."

Walters: "They never got them-"

Behar: "That's not true, that's not true. They got them on the fact that Monica was in the White House."

Walters raised her hands and made a pained facial expression as she sighed in disgust: "Oh, let's drop, let's move on!"

Behar: "No! Wait a second! I'm not defending Ken Starr, but his position was that Clinton lied under oath and that's why he was after him, so they did get him for that. I mean, it's not like they didn't get him on anything. They got him on that."

Walters, channeled a Clintonista talking point: "No, but the investigations that went on for years and years and years and years about every aspect–"

Jones: "Was Whitewater."

Behar: "Well, the Whitewater turned out to be nothing but just a rafting cruise, or something [audience laughs]."

This isn't the first time that Walters has become outraged at the mention of Lewinsky's name. As noted in the September 16, 2002 CyberAlert, Walters scolded a colleague on The View for daring to ask the audience on Friday whether they would let their daughters be an intern in Bill Clinton's office. "So unfair, that's so unfair," Walters chided, urging Joy Behar: "Let it go already."

See: http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/2002/cyb20020916.asp#7

So much for "nothing's off limits."

-- Brent Baker


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A lot of material for you Freepers to work with here!
1 posted on 05/30/2003 9:30:35 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
Who would have thought that Barbara Walters was a lesbian?
2 posted on 05/30/2003 9:32:09 AM PDT by WellsFargo94
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To: Mia T
Ping.
3 posted on 05/30/2003 9:32:18 AM PDT by Graewoulf
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To: fight_truth_decay
Behar: "Yeah, he's got a big head, too. I love that."

Must've been an intimate interview.

4 posted on 05/30/2003 9:34:34 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: fight_truth_decay
nothing but just a rafting cruise, or something

Tell a lie long enough the Sheeple will believe. The View is a place where women go to get stupid.

5 posted on 05/30/2003 9:34:43 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Semper Gumby - Always flexible)
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To: fight_truth_decay
This from the woman who kept the cameras rolling on a tearful Angela Landsbury, discussing her son's problem with drug addiction.
6 posted on 05/30/2003 9:39:40 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: fight_truth_decay; Alamo-Girl

Yea...just a rafting trip...at our expense.

7 posted on 05/30/2003 9:41:42 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: fight_truth_decay
The interview we've all been waiting for and the book that tells all. Sunday June 8th. Nothing's off limits."




Barbara Walters is getting sillier and sillier as she gets older, isn't she? The interview will be all scripted. I have NOT been waiting for the book that tells all. We already know all. Barbara Walters will soft pedal the whole interview. It's a circus act is all. Face tme for hilleree and her new book. I'll be reading Ann Coulter's new book! :)It's fact while hilleree's will be fiction.
8 posted on 05/30/2003 9:42:13 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: fight_truth_decay

The Clinton Legacy.

9 posted on 05/30/2003 9:44:56 AM PDT by Liz
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To: fight_truth_decay
A majority of U.S. to Walters: We'll "move on" when Slick Willy does. Take him and his cronies off the air and we'll "move on".
10 posted on 05/30/2003 9:46:53 AM PDT by hattend
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To: fight_truth_decay
Hillary, a staunch Republican

OOOO Great, now my lunch is on my screen.

11 posted on 05/30/2003 9:48:51 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: fight_truth_decay
on the tree-lined street

What kind of tree are your legs fashioned from, Mrs. Clinton?

12 posted on 05/30/2003 9:49:06 AM PDT by mombonn (Have you prayed for our President yet today?)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Good lord. What a cringing, cloying gabfest this is!
13 posted on 05/30/2003 9:50:39 AM PDT by JennysCool
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To: fight_truth_decay
Walters: "And you know what attracted her the most -- I'll give one thing away -- when she first met him? His hands."

That man has the ugliest hands I believe I have ever seen in my life. Pondering what that means about the rest of him is extremely unpleasant.

YUCK.

14 posted on 05/30/2003 9:51:36 AM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (There's room in this world for Ruben and Clay both to have been good.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Gee, that's funny that Walters wouldn't discuss Lewinsky.
Just a couple weeks back when it was announced Lewinsky
would appear on the View, Walters laughed heartily at
Vierea's comment about Lewinsky being "Under the Table"!
15 posted on 05/30/2003 9:53:03 AM PDT by latrans
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To: fight_truth_decay
Babwa: Hillawee, Hillawee. Do you really believe there's a conspiracy to destroy you and your husband?

Hildebeast: Shut up. Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me.

Babwa: Right, then. I'd like to ask you about your plans to run for president. Will you run?

Hildebeast: I have no comment. I don't know what you're talking about. I am the junior senator from New York and that is my job. I have no presidential aspirations. People ask me, "Is Hillary running for president in 2008?" and I shake my head and respond, "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is."

Babwa: Your book arrives in stores tomorrow. How do you think it will be received by the public?

Hildebeast: Who cares? I already got my eight million bucks. Piss on the public! The only thing the public needs to do is remain ignorant and easily manipulated so that more Democrats can be elected, specifically me. I have plans to turn the United States into a socialist utopia, you know, and those plans must not be thwarted.

Babwa: It was lovely to talk with you, Senator Clinton.

Hildebeast: Cram it. I only did this because my handlers told me I must. Your people are going to use the extra-thick diffusers for my close-ups, right? The same ones they use for you?

Babwa: Of course. We can't Photoshop the bitter frownlines out of your face like they did on your book cover.

Hildebeast: Good. See ya.

Excerpt from Rachel Lucas: Babwa and the Hildebeast May 15, 2003

16 posted on 05/30/2003 9:54:03 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Jeff Head
Hi Jeff! How are you doing?

Thanks for the link... haven't seen this in a long while.

Hope all's well!
17 posted on 05/30/2003 9:57:31 AM PDT by D. Brian Carter
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To: fight_truth_decay
most of what this interview is about is how she felt about things, and that's, to me, very interesting -- how did you feel about this and how did you feel about that?

How does she feel? Does the IDIOT Walters think she's really getting "candid" answers from the HILDEBEAST? ROTFLMAO!! So I hope you'll all watch it a week from Sunday...."

Not even the smallest chance of that!

18 posted on 05/30/2003 10:06:15 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: fight_truth_decay
"This was the first part of it [the interview]. We went back to her hometown, which is in Park Ridge, Illinois, near Chicago, on the tree-lined street where she had the most kind of, you know, stable, secure childhood." Meredith Vieira: "Normal."

Normal?

More of the media rewriting history for these xlintons. There was nothing normal about those Rodhams, you only have to read a bio or two of hitlery to know that.

19 posted on 05/30/2003 10:07:10 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: fight_truth_decay
Babs angling for the first interview when her Heinous becomes a candidate for President?
20 posted on 05/30/2003 10:10:01 AM PDT by ewing
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To: fight_truth_decay
How do you think it will be received by the public?

Liberal garages will be full of copies, I'm sure people like Striesand will but thousands to help her friend the HILDABEAST!

21 posted on 05/30/2003 10:11:05 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: fight_truth_decay
Yes Baba WaWa--you're right.

What we really, really want to hear are Hillary's views on prescription drugs vor seniors vis a vis Medicare.

22 posted on 05/30/2003 10:15:23 AM PDT by SkyPilot ("Don't believe everything you read in the newspapers." ----- Jayson Blair)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Barbara Walters can interview everybody else and ask hard questions supposedly but she doesn't want to confront Hitlery with the same questions. Oh, puhleesseee! Spare the audience the biasness that will be evident in the interview.
23 posted on 05/30/2003 10:17:04 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: fight_truth_decay
Good one!
24 posted on 05/30/2003 10:22:50 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: fight_truth_decay
Isn't it odd to have a Senator that has to field interviewers? I mean, shouldn't Senators be open to the press anytime, anyplace? Think about how bizarre that is.
25 posted on 05/30/2003 10:24:30 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: fight_truth_decay
I don't suppose she will mention the alledged rape of Juanita either?
26 posted on 05/30/2003 10:26:18 AM PDT by freekitty (W)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Vieira: "But he doesn't have big feet. I met him, he did not have big feet, but he had big hands. I thought that was interesting."

I bet he wears a size 4 1/2 loafer.

27 posted on 05/30/2003 10:29:26 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: WellsFargo94
Who is Star? A friend? That was the only interesting item that was mentioned.
28 posted on 05/30/2003 10:30:49 AM PDT by Eva
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To: fight_truth_decay
There's a big difference between having a big head and being a bubble brain. Or is that a bubba brain. puke..
29 posted on 05/30/2003 10:33:25 AM PDT by Cate
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To: Jeff Head
Post # 5:
Jeff Head nailed the proper response to Walters...
Alamo-Girls have nailed the Clintoons to the post...
All that remains is reading the "poster"...
30 posted on 05/30/2003 10:34:36 AM PDT by hosepipe
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To: fight_truth_decay
"Oh, let's drop, let's move on!"

I was hoping this applied to Bill and Hill.......(sigh)

31 posted on 05/30/2003 10:39:08 AM PDT by BossLady
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To: hellinahandcart; KLT; NYC GOP Chick; Neets; Oschisms; Clemenza; Cacique; Dutchy; StarFan; ...
OK, would you New Yawkers care to explain why you have now put the rest of the country in this position?

I suspect there will be a hell of a lot of garlic clove shortages in 2008!

32 posted on 05/30/2003 10:39:20 AM PDT by sauropod (Drill ANWR! Lay Pipe! Keep a Caribou Warm!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Hillary, a staunch Republican.

While that may be true, I have no doubt whatsoever that Hillary! becomes what she wants to be in order to gain more power and influence.

33 posted on 05/30/2003 10:43:50 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (All generalizations are false.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
BABA-"As a role model for professional women Ms Clinton, do you think women should stay with a sexual predator in their marriage? I mean if it means your personal advancement?? Is this what the women's movement was about??" Or do you have perhaps the sickest marriage on the planet?

Pray for GW and The Truth

34 posted on 05/30/2003 10:47:40 AM PDT by bray (Old Glory Means Freedom)
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To: TC Rider
If she wants to "move on" then why is she doing this interview and reading the book and hyping the "tell all"? Can people be more phoney? Moving on means leaving the Clintons behind in obscurity... not trying to resurrect a dying career by repeating their scripted old talking points.
35 posted on 05/30/2003 10:48:31 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: latrans
If I remember...and I could be mistaken...but didn't The View talk about Monica's lovely handbags on the show?
36 posted on 05/30/2003 10:53:32 AM PDT by smiley
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To: fight_truth_decay
And how did she "feel" about murdering her way to the top?
37 posted on 05/30/2003 10:56:14 AM PDT by Samizdat
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To: fight_truth_decay
I smell a firing at The View...Anyone remember the cute blonde, Matenopoulos was her last name...Barbara had a hard time with her and she disappeared!
38 posted on 05/30/2003 11:02:17 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Private First Class - 101st Viking Kittie Airborne....Valhalla...All the Way!)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
His hands look like white spiders.
39 posted on 05/30/2003 11:02:57 AM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: fight_truth_decay

40 posted on 05/30/2003 11:06:42 AM PDT by Zavien Doombringer (Private First Class - 101st Viking Kittie Airborne....Valhalla...All the Way!)
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To: bray
Another question that won't be asked! This interview will be one gigantic wet kiss! As another Freeper stated, I will not watch it but will participate in the Live Thread!
41 posted on 05/30/2003 11:11:40 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: fight_truth_decay
Walters says nothing's "off-limits" but cries a river when someone brings up Monica, Whitewater, or the impeachment. Nothing says journalistic integrity like refusing to ask the difficult questions. Now before I conclude the Walters is just a no-talent hack, a second-rate Democrat operative working for the media, let's see how objectively she approaches this interview...she calls Hillary Clinton the "most accomplished" first-lady in history? Hmm..I seem to recall that Elanor Roosevelt was effective in championing a number of social causes whereas H. Clinton was responsible for one of the biggest domestic policy failures in history- the socialized healthcare debacle. To say Barbara Walters is a disgrace to the profession of journalism isn't saying very much, given the pathetic state of journalism today.
42 posted on 05/30/2003 11:12:36 AM PDT by jagrmeister
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To: WellsFargo94
Can't believe that anyone still watches her interviews. She is so insincere. Talk about someone who is so over.
43 posted on 05/30/2003 11:38:55 AM PDT by Let's Roll (And those that cried Appease! Appease! are hanged by those they tried to please!")
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To: Jeff Head
Thank you so much for the heads up and the link to the DSL! Hugs!
44 posted on 05/30/2003 11:46:08 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: jagrmeister
To say Barbara Walters is a disgrace to the profession of journalism isn't saying very much, given the pathetic state of journalism today.

Apart from hair color, is there really much difference between Barbara Walters and Helen Thomas?

46 posted on 05/30/2003 12:11:02 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: sauropod
OK, would you New Yawkers care to explain why you have now put the rest of the country in this position?

Oops! It was actually a silly prank that we played on the rest of the free world, but it got out of hand. Sorry 'bout that. :(

47 posted on 05/30/2003 12:33:47 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick (Clinton Legacy = 16-acre hole in the ground in lower Manhattan)
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To: lilylangtree
Barbara Walters can interview everybody else and ask hard questions

She never asks ANYBODY hard questions. Remember when Gov. Owens of Colorado criticized her on-air for going easy on the Ramseys? That was classic.

49 posted on 05/30/2003 1:38:06 PM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: D. Brian Carter
Brian, it's going fine. Hope the same is true for you and particularly in your enlistment/service.

Keep us up to speed on that.

The DSL is a great archive for everyone...to make sure we never forget what Clinton did and how dangerous and damaging his administration was to our Republ;ic and the cause of liberty.

here's a link you may enjoy....

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat at the Idaho State Track Meet

Best regards!

Jeff

50 posted on 05/30/2003 1:41:56 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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