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  • Barbara Walters announces retirement date (Over 50 Years in the business)

    04/07/2014 5:56:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Entertainment Week ^ | 04/07/2013 | Michael Idato
    ABC announced Monday that Barbara Walters’s final day co-hosting The View will be Friday, May 16. That same night, ABC will air a two-hour special at 9:00 p.m. ET highlighting her life and career. Walters announced last May that the 2013-2014 season would be her last on the daytime talk show she created in 1997. “In this business there are legends, there are icons, and then there is Barbara Walters,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive of The Walt Disney Company in a statement. “She’s a dear friend and colleague as well as someone I deeply admire, and...
  • Barbara Walters Discovers That Obama Isn't The Messiah

    12/22/2013 11:47:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2013 | Douglas MacKinnon
    For those who believe in traditional values, Christmas, and the holiday season in general for all those of faith, represent a very special and even sacred time of reflection, gratitude and hope. Unless of course, you are one of the leading voices of the liberal mainstream media and you want to intimate yet again that Barack Obama may be at least a figurative deity here on Earth. Said multi-millionaire, literally limousine-liberal Barbara Walters in response to CNN's further left-leaning Piers Morgan's question about why Obama is struggling so much at the moment: "He made so many promises. We thought he...
  • Barbara Walters Decries Presidents Swearing Oath on Bible

    12/08/2013 6:53:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/07/2013 | Anugrah Kumar
    As a host of the daytime talk show "The View," Barbara Walters questioned why politicians, including the presidents, swear on a Bible while taking office when there is separation of church and state. "That is very true, but it starts almost with the oath of office which usually ends with 'So help me God,'" Walters said during the talk show, after actress Jane Seymour's remarks over a new political ad by Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas in which he apologizes for backing President Barack Obama's signature health care law, or "Obamacare," and also highlights the importance of the Bible...
  • Obama Laughs Off Negative Poll Numbers to Barbara Walters: ‘Nowhere to Go But Up’ (Video)

    11/30/2013 7:03:24 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 29th, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with Barbara Walters for a wide-ranging interview that aired Friday night, and the first issue Walters brought up was the president’s record low approval numbers. But Obama just shrugged them aside as the hazards of the job, joking, “The good thing about when you’re down is that usually, you’ve got nowhere to go but up.” Walters brought up Obama getting booed at a basketball game. The First Lady said, “It’s part of the job,” and said she’s gotten booed as well, though Walters did point out her numbers have always been...
  • Barbara Walters Defends Bill Maher Calling Trig Palin “Retarded”

    06/18/2013 12:41:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    life news ^ | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported last week, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin called out vulgarian comedian Bill Maher for referring to her Down Syndrome son Trig as “retarded.” On ABC’s The View Monday, co-host Barbara Walters astonishingly defended Maher saying, “I don’t think he intended it to be mean-spirited” (video follows with transcript and commentary): WHOOPI GOLDBERG: At a recent standup show in Las Vegas, comedian Bill Maher apparently called Sarah Palin’s five-year-old developmentally-challenged son Trig retarded. And Sarah blasted him on Twitter as a bully. Is that, is it, is he a bully? Is he a bad, what is he? BARBARA...
  • Barbara Walters Defends Maher Calling Trig Palin Retarded: ‘I Don´t Think He Intended it

    06/17/2013 4:42:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | John Nolte
    As NewsBusters reported last week, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin called out vulgarian comedian Bill Maher for referring to her Down Syndrome son Trig as "retarded." On ABC´s The View Monday, co-host Barbara Walters astonishingly defended Maher saying, "I don´t think he intended it to be mean-spirited" (video follows with transcript and commentary): WHOOPI GOLDBERG: At a recent standup show in Las Vegas, comedian Bill Maher apparently called Sarah Palin’s five-year-old developmentally-challenged son Trig retarded. And Sarah blasted him on Twitter as a bully. Is that, is it, is he a bully? Is he a bad, what is he?
  • How Barbara Walters Invented the Internet

    05/16/2013 8:44:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/16/2013 | Ann Friedman
    Of the many milestones in Barbara Walters’s career — her ascendance from NBC booker to on-camera powerhouse at the Today show, her soft-focus but hard-hitting 20/20 interviews on ABC, her creation of The View — perhaps the most notable is that she’s retiring of her own volition next year. But the funny thing is that, if she were interested in extending her career by a few years or decades, her sensibility would translate perfectly online. Only Diane Sawyer, sixteen years her junior, has had comparable staying power. Most of the prominent broadcast-news women of recent decades — Katie Couric, Elizabeth...
  • AMBUSH! Did ABC Just “Leno” Barbara Walters? She Has No Plans to Retire from “The View”

    03/28/2013 8:04:32 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 16 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | 3/28 | friedman
    UPDATE: Barbara Walters was totally ambushed by ABC today, my sources say. And the reality is, if she were even contemplating retirement of some kind, either Liz Smith or Cindy Adams would have reported it first. Now every media outlet has picked up this crazy story, and it’s quickly becoming “fact.” Stay turned to see if Walters rebuts. Interesting timing too since “The View” is not live tomorrow, but taped for Good Friday. ABC really played it well.
  • Barbara Walters Has Chickenpox, Remains Hospitalized

    01/28/2013 1:21:13 PM PST · by SMGFan · 59 replies
    Barbara Walters has been in the hospital for more than a week after she fell and hit her head during pre-Inauguration festivities in Washington, D.C. — and now the View co-host has contracted the chickenpox. While doctors were monitoring Walters after her fall, they noticed her fever was not subsiding and eventually determined that it was due to chickenpox, according to The Associated Press.
  • Give Babs the boot! (Barbara Walters' breathtaking unprofessionalism & journalistic malpractice)

    06/11/2012 8:55:19 AM PDT · by Stoat · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 11, 2012 | Andrea Peyser
    (edit)   In e-mails leaked by a group waging civil war against Assad to London’s Telegraph, Jaafari assures the boss — whom she calls “The Dude” — that pulling the wool over Western eyes is a piece of cake. The “American psyche can be easily manipulated,” she wrote. Maybe Walters knew she’d climbed into bed with a killing machine. Babs proceeded to ask Assad, gingerly, about violence in his country. It made the tender soul say he felt “humiliated.” He fired Jaafari, and she moved to New York. Weeks later, she had an intimate lunch with an eternally grateful...
  • Barbara Walters to Kardashians: 'You Don't Have Any Talent!'

    12/15/2011 10:32:47 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 84 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 15, 2011 | By Meaghan Murphy
    Barbara Walters is telling it like it is when it comes to Kim Kardashian and the rest of her family. "You don't really act; you don't sing; you don't dance," Walters bluntly told the reality star during an interview taped for “Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011,” as reported by RadarOnline.com. "You don't have any -- forgive me -- any talent!" Kim, flanked by mom Kris and sisters Khloe and Kourtney, defended her peculiar sort of fame, “I think it’s more of a challenge to go on a reality show and get people to fall in love with...
  • Barbara Walters on Weinergate: Pics Intended for Wife; ‘This is How Much I Miss You’

    06/07/2011 11:06:01 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 50 replies · 1+ views
    breitbart ^ | 6-2011
  • Barbara Walters: If Palin ‘can ride around on her bus,’ Weiner can stay in Congress

    06/06/2011 1:57:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 166 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6/6/11 | jeff poor
    As revelations about a possible scandal plaguing Rep. Anthony Weiner continue surface, the Democratic New York congressman continues to have defenders: On Monday’s broadcast of “The View,” co-host Barbara Walters went to bat for Weiner and proposed that the picture in question was intended for his wife and not for whom it was sent. “First of all, I have my own theory about why he took that picture, if indeed he did take that picture,” Walters said. “This is my theory – this doesn’t mean that it is right. He is married to this beautiful woman, whom I know, who...
  • Barbara Walters vs. Sarah Palin

    12/15/2010 4:40:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2010 | Brent Bozell
    When ABC's Barbara Walters deems Sarah Palin one of the year's "Most Fascinating People," it's a backhanded compliment. Walters knows Palin has an adoring fan base, and she's definitely not part of it. When the Dec. 2 special began, Walters greeted Palin with "Many people find the thought of you as president a little scary." This is not what Walters asked President Obama in yet another gooey Barack-and-Michelle hour-long ABC interview on Thanksgiving night. Clearly, a large, energized chunk of the American electorate believed -- and continues to believe -- the idea of Obama as president to be horrifying. Instead,...
  • Barbara Walters on Boehner’s tears: I think he might have an emotional problem

    Via Greg Hengler, behold as the master of the weepy celebrity confessional interview, who’s been turning emotional problems into “news” for decades, suddenly discovers how off-putting tears can be. She’s right that there’s a different standard for crying when women politicians do it, but I’m not so sure that that difference benefits men. If Pelosi cried, she’d risk being branded as “soft” but she’d still be well within the bounds of acceptable female emotional display. Hillary’s tears just before the 2008 New Hampshire primary were a media sensation, but she suffered no real damage from it; on the contrary, some...
  • Barbara Walters to Make 'Final' Larry King Appearance

    09/20/2010 3:04:14 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 17 replies · 1+ views
    TV Newser ^ | September 20, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    CNN's outgoing 9 PM host Larry King announced his lineup of guests this week, and it is a veritable who's who of people in entertainment, politics and news. Among the guests is ABC's Barbara Walters, who will be appearing Tuesday in what CNN is billing as her "final interview" for "Larry King Live." Tonight, King will welcome former President Jimmy Carter, who has been making the rounds this week. Wednesday, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who will be in New York for the annual UN confab, will sit down with King. Thursday, comedian Jerry Seinfeld will have his "final interview" with...
  • Barbara Says He’s Sexy, As We Slide Into A Socialist Cess Pool

    07/30/2010 7:40:21 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 44 replies · 3+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-29-10 | Skookum
    We have a war that is going sour, our Justice Department has become the Department of Social Injustice run by a radical racist who refuses to prosecute Blacks and minorities, the federal government refuses to secure the border and welcomes illegal aliens to gut our states' welfare entitlements and denies local law enforcement the right to prosecute illegal aliens, Obama's administration is riddled with tax cheats and criminals who get an ongoing free pass for felonies that would put the common man in prison, and an energy policy that has our adversaries laughing their asses off, our citizens are lucky...
  • Barbara Walters bristles at Madeleine Albright's Castro joke

    03/19/2010 10:33:28 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies · 1,202+ views
    NY Post ^ | 03/19/10 | Staff
    <p>Madeleine Albright got big laughs with a joke about Fidel Castro the other day, but not from Barbara Walters.</p>
  • Barbara Walters: What kind of tree is she?

    03/06/2010 1:57:17 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 34 replies · 727+ views
    thestar.com ^ | 3-6-10 | Richard Ouzounian
    Twenty-nine years, 93 interviews, one regret. That's Barbara Walters' personal scorecard when it comes to ranking her internationally famous Oscar-night interviews that come to a close Sunday evening in a program featuring Mo'Nique and Sandra Bullock. For nearly three decades, the interviews made up one of the most sought-after, eagerly watched, highest-rated programs on television, but now, Walters has decided to stop doing them. It's not a retirement, because she admits that she's going to continue delving into the private lives of the world's big names, but the showbiz-specific package she puts together at Oscar time each year will be...
  • A BARBARA WALTERS Exclusive: S. Carolina's First Lady JENNY SANFORD airing on Fri, Feb 5, 10:00 PM

    02/02/2010 11:31:20 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 31 replies · 464+ views
    ABC TV ^ | January 27, 2010
    Barbara Walters interviews South Carolina’s First Lady Jenny Sanford in conjunction with her memoir “Staying True,” which will be published in February. Sanford discusses how she tried to stay true to herself and her family after husband Governor Mark Sanford disappeared and then revealed his extramarital affair with an Argentinean woman, the heartbreak behind the headlines of their marriage breakup, and being a political spouse. The “Barbara Walters Special” airs on “20/20,” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
  • Barbara Walters to Interview Sen.-Elect Scott Brown

    01/26/2010 3:35:31 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 22 replies · 905+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Jan. 26, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    In addition to a roundtable that includes Roger Ailes and Arianna Huffington, TVNewser has learned substitute host of ABC's "This Week" Barbara Walters will interview Capitol Hill's man of the moment, Massachusetts Sen.-Elect Scott Brown. This will be Brown's first Sunday show appearance and the only one he's doing this weekend.
  • The Laura Ingraham Show 5/5/09

    05/05/2009 8:30:10 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies · 557+ views
    The Laura Ingraham show is on now. She has Bill Donahue from the Catholic League for Civil Rights discussing the latest Ron Howard/Tom Hanks anti-Christian epic.
  • Barbara Walters Set to Retire

    03/25/2009 4:52:19 PM PDT · by xp38 · 54 replies · 1,854+ views
    AOL Entertainment ^ | March 25 2009 | AOL
    Is Barbara Walters ready to retire? The 79-year-old television legend will reportedly be done with TV later this year. In fact, she's telling friends already that once her ABC contract expires shortly, she'll be calling it quits. Apparently, Walters is "burned out" and ready to relax. An inside source said, "Barbara's thought long and hard over whether she wants to extend her contract when it expires with ABC this summer. It's left her with many sleepless nights. ABC sees her as one of its marquee female stars and would like to see her continue, but Barbara's decided she's 'done it...
  • Ann Coulter Takes on the Liberals on "The View" - Video 1/12/09

    01/12/2009 2:45:51 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 38 replies · 3,983+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 12, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Ann Coulter appearing on "The View" today, where extreme fireworks took place from beginning to end! Coulter let the liberals have it, as usual, in discussing her new book, "Guilty." . . . . (watch video)
  • 'The View' co-hosts take shots at Ann Coulter

    01/12/2009 12:20:39 PM PST · by redstates4ever · 84 replies · 4,690+ views
    AM New York ^ | 1/11/09 | Julie Gordon
    The women of “The View” are seething over the show’s main guest Monday — conservative pundit Ann Coulter. “Why are you such a b----?” is the question co-host Joy Behar wants to ask Coulter, she said at an event for the New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend.Co-host/comedian Whoopi Goldberg took a low blow at Coulter — literally.“Are you blond on the top and on the bottom?” Goldberg sarcastically said of the question she’d pose to Coulter.Coulter is on the ABC talk-show to promote her controversial new book “Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims’ and Their Assault on America,” whose second chapter focuses...
  • Rush on Barbara Walters: "I Love Sarah Palin"

    12/07/2008 6:51:31 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 68 replies · 1,821+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | December 7, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    And here you have the best reason for Sara Palin to keep doing what she is doing. She helped get Saxby Chambliss elected. She was the first to accept the CPAC invitation for next year. She is playing for keeps. If Rush has her back in 2012, the Conservatives will be there too, and she will be tough to beat. Video at link . . .
  • Barbara Walters Looks for 'Fascinating' Flaws of Sarah Palin & Rush Limbaugh

    12/06/2008 10:48:09 AM PST · by lewisglad · 54 replies · 2,287+ views
    Newsbusters/Media Reserarch Center ^ | December 6, 2008 - 10:41 ET | Colleen Razler
    Barbara Walters Looks for 'Fascinating' Flaws of Palin, Limbaugh By Colleen Raezler December 6, 2008 - 10:41 ET ABC’s 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 2008’s most fascinating person (see Brent Baker's account), but went head to head against well-known conservative Rush...
  • Caption Barbara Walters with Tom Cruise, and the Obamas

    12/02/2008 7:26:21 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 33 replies · 1,104+ views
    Me ^ | 12/2/08 | Me
  • Barbara Walters to interview Obamas

    11/25/2008 4:03:16 AM PST · by Loyalist · 23 replies · 447+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | November 25, 2008 | Paul J. Gough
    The Barack Obama media tour is making another stop -- and at another high-profile place. A week after the president-elect and first lady-elect Michelle Obama spoke to "60 Minutes," they're sitting down for an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters. It'll air as a one-hour special Wednesday night on ABC. ABC said the interview would touch on the transition, the economy, foreign policy and how the family is dealing with the immense change in their lives.
  • Barbara Walters Exclusive: Pregnant Man Expecting Second Child

    11/13/2008 11:57:11 AM PST · by traumer · 23 replies · 522+ views
    Thomas Beatie, the controversial "pregnant man" who gave birth to a daughter earlier this year, reveals to Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview that he is pregnant again with his second child. Exclusive: Pregnant man Thomas Beatie speaks about life with his new daughter. More Photos Thomas Beatie, a transgender, welcomed a baby girl, Susan, June 29. Since sharing the story of Susan's birth with ABC News, he and his wife, Nancy Beatie, hadn't spoken to the media until they sat down last month with Walters. Thomas Beatie, who is in his first trimester, tells Walters he did not go...
  • Barbara Walters Thinks A Fiery Elisabeth Hasselback Needs 'Cooling Off' Time (Old Slut alert)

    09/30/2008 2:29:49 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 75 replies · 3,251+ views
    http://defamer.com ^ | Mon Sep 29 2008 | By Kyle Buchanan
    With the rumor mill buzzing that a discontent Elisabeth Hasselbeck may vacate her cushiony seat on The View for the cool, hard Eames chair of Fox News, it's up to den mother Barbara Walters to restore order on the set of her chat show. True to form, Walters has eschewed hugging it out in favor of a more clinical approach; according to the Chicago Sun-Times, she's had to schedule a staff meeting to deal with the increasingly hot-under-the-collar Hasselbeck: BIG RIFT ON 'THE VIEW': A longtime staff member on ''The View'' chatfest says, ''It's not as bad as during the...
  • John McCain about to be on the VIEW

    09/12/2008 8:13:00 AM PDT · by JFC · 125 replies · 253+ views
    ABC | 09/12/08 | Me
    The ladies of the view just hammered Sarah Palin, no big suprise. John and Cindy McCain are about to be on the view if you can stomach the hosts.
  • Barbara Walters: Syrian Dictator 'Charming,' 'Intelligent'

    07/07/2008 1:14:19 PM PDT · by Syncro · 62 replies · 261+ views
    NewsBusters.Org ^ | July 7, 2008 - 15:31 ET | By Justin McCarthy
    Barbara Walters: Syrian Dictator 'Charming,' 'Intelligent' By Justin McCarthy | July 7, 2008 - 15:31 Surprise! Barbara Walters visits an anti-American dictator and returns with very nice remarks about him. Returning from the week long break on "The View" July 7, Barbara Walters described how she spent America’s birthday, and the celebration of a document denouncing tyranny, with an anti-American tyrant.While most Americans celebrated Independence Day with fireworks and barbeques, Barbara Walters spent the occasion dining with Syrian leader Bashir al-Assad, whom Walters described as "intelligent" and "charming" who wants "very much to have good relations with us." Perhaps...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Star Jones Responds to Barbara Walters' Memoir - View Catfight

    05/07/2008 2:39:30 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 32 replies · 655+ views
    US Magazine ^ | May 7th, 2008 | Staff
    Star Jones is speaking out against Barbara Walters for including her in her new memoir, Audition. In the book, Walters claims Jones forced her to lie about her gastric bypass surgery on The View. Walters also reveals that she had an affair with then-married Senator Edward Brooke during the 1970s. Usmagazine.com caught up with Jones (who recently split from husband Al Reynolds) as she left a tennis workout in NYC Wednesday. “It is a sad day when an icon like Barbara Walters, in the sunset of her life, is reduced to publicly branding herself as an adulterer, humiliating an innocent...
  • Barbara Walters: The Selfish, Sleeping Dog Who Won't "Lie"

    05/07/2008 8:54:35 AM PDT · by fweingart · 28 replies · 261+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com- ^ | 5/7/08 | Debbie Schlussel
    This is one of those rare cases where "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" isn't just a figure of speech. In this case, the female dog who was sleeping around and won't stop talking about with whom she allegedly slept, has the surname of Walters, the first name of Barbara. And she has the very sad, insatiable need at her twilight age of 78 to get more attention.
  • Barbara Walters on Alan Greenspan

    05/06/2008 1:11:46 PM PDT · by drbasketball · 17 replies · 146+ views
    Barabra Walters is out with her memoir, Audition. In it she provides insights into her relationship with Alan Greenspan and his chracter... "How Alan Greenspan, a man who believes in the philosophy of little government...could end up becoming chairman of the greatest regulatory agency in the country is beyond me..." ...she had problems with Greenspan's frugality...he had a raincoat...he wore until it almost fell apart."He rarely remembered to pick up a check or buy a Christmas or Birthday card."
  • Barbara Walters, Politician Slayer

    05/02/2008 5:19:21 AM PDT · by LJayne · 32 replies · 273+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | 5/02/08 | Steve Kornacki
    Barbara Walters used an appearance on "Oprah" today to reveal her three-decades-ago affair with a married member of the U.S. Senate: Ed Brooke, the liberal Republican who represented Massachusetts from 1967 to 1979 and the first African-American ever elected to the chamber.
  • Barbara Walters: I had affair with U.S. senator (additional barf bags required)

    05/01/2008 12:33:47 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 164 replies · 396+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/1/2008 | ap
    NEW YORK (AP) -- After three decades of keeping mum, Barbara Walters is disclosing a past affair with married U.S. Senator Edward Brooke, whom she remembers as "exciting" and "brilliant." Appearing on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" scheduled to air Tuesday, Walters shares details of her relationship with Brooke that lasted several years in the 1970s, according to a transcript of the show provided to The Associated Press. A moderate Republican from Massachusetts who took office in 1967, Brooke was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the Senate. Both he and Walters knew that public knowledge of their affair...
  • ABC's Barbara Walters Slams White House Christmas Card for including Scripture

    12/14/2007 4:27:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 310 replies · 888+ views
    www.lifesite.net ^ | 12-14-07 | Colleen Raezler
    LOS ANGELES, CA, December 14, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Barbara Walters likes to receive Christmas greetings from high-profile celebrities and leaders, but apparently not if they refer to the Bible. On Thursday's episode of ABC's The View, Walters expressed dismay that President and Mrs. Bush would send out greetings containing Scripture. During the segment, Walters showed the other gals some of the "highfalutin Christmas cards," and explained the White House card:
  • Barbara Walters tired of celebrity interviews

    12/07/2007 4:19:34 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 114+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 6, 2007 | Doina Chiacu
    Barbara Walters, famed for celebrity television interviews that often draw on-screen tears, says she's tired of Britney, Paris and the tabloid trend she helped create. Walters, a pioneering journalist who became the first female U.S. network news anchor 30 years ago, has interviewed every U.S. president since Richard Nixon and other heads of state. More recently, she has been credited and criticized for soft interviews that elevated celebrity news above all else. Now, before her annual show, "The 10 Most Fascinating People," airing on ABC on Thursday, the 78-year-old television journalist said she wants to focus on other topics. "I...
  • Barbara Walters And Hugo Chavez

    03/19/2007 11:49:55 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 1,093+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 19 Mar 2007 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Last Friday, Barbara Walters embarrassed herself conducting a fawning interview with Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's Marxist budding dictator. This is a more serious mortification than Rosie O'Donnell spouting nonsense on ABC's The View, which Walters hosts and partly owns. Not since Herbert Matthews of the New York Times wrote about the Fidel Castro the humanitarian, just as his fortunes were flagging in the late 1950s, have we seen a major American journalist go so gaga over a would-be Latin dictator. Walters' offering on Hugo Chavez on ABC's 20/20 went far beyond the garden-variety media bias seen so abundantly in print news...
  • Barbara Walters: Chavez intelligent and passionate

    03/18/2007 11:19:32 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 67 replies · 1,992+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | March 18, 2007 | associated press
    ABC News' Barbara Walters said Friday that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is an intelligent and passionate man -- to say nothing of heavily caffeinated. Walters interviewed Chavez this week in Caracas, discussing topics ranging from his family life to his disdain for President Bush in clips aired Friday on "Good Morning America." At one point, she urged Chavez to drink his coffee, saying "I understand you drink too much coffee?" "Yes, but you didn't drink yours," Chavez replied through an interpreter. "You want mine?" Walters asked. "Give it to me, I will drink it," Chavez said. "I drink a lot...
  • Rosie and Babwa: Trouble in Hell?

    01/24/2007 10:16:11 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 56 replies · 3,547+ views
    TMZ ^ | January 24, 2007 | TMZ
    Maybe the Donald was right about the strife between Rosie and Babwa. On today's installment of "The View," moderator Ro put Barbara Walters -- her boss, mind you -- firmly in her place. Gabbing about the State of the Union address, O'Donnell called for a member of Congress to put the President up for impeachment, and compared Bush's failures unfavorably to Bill Clinton's. Mama Walters, not wanting to get into a prolonged debate over Wild Bill's behavior, suggested that they move on to the next topic. Not so fast, said Rosie. "Where do you want me to move on to?"...
  • Walters Regrets Media Sanitizing of Brutal Iraq War Images [SPEW FROM THE VIEW]

    01/11/2007 4:07:40 PM PST · by Enchante · 23 replies · 725+ views
    Perhaps the strident liberalism of Rosie O'Donnell and Joy Behar is emboldening Barbara Walters? On the Monday edition of The View, the ABC journalist insisted that America went to war with Iraq without knowing the facts and she fretted about how "the most brutal pictures we saw were the pictures of Saddam Hussein being hanged. We have not seen some of, some of the terribleness that have happened to our men and women." Walters made her assertions following comments from the liberal Rosie O'Donnell, who touted the fact that she wore a "No War" T-shirt prior to the 2003 invasion,...
  • A Cat Gets into a Junkyard Dogfight (Walters, Rosie, Trump)

    01/11/2007 6:57:36 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 48 replies · 1,759+ views
    National Review ^ | E-mail Author | Myrna Blyth
    Barbara Walters must just hate being in the middle of the current junkyard dogfight going on between a snapping Rosie O’Donnell and a snarling Donald Trump. She comes from the Old School, the very Old School, and for decade after decade she has vigilantly guarded her sterling public image, strong-arming anyone who might even attempt to tarnish it.Snip Frankly, it is poignant to see Walters at the end of an extraordinary career being so beaten down not only by Rosie and Trump but by the changing times. For years Walters used her classy style, her handwritten notes, and her gifts...
  • Rosie O'Donnell To Be Fired From "View"

    01/09/2007 4:52:32 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 235 replies · 10,695+ views
    Soucces at CBS and ABC
    Rosie O’Donnell To Be Fired From “View” My CBS insiders just had "too many cocktails for a Tuesday night" with ABC insiders. Word on West 66th Street (ABC) is that Barbara Walters, who has life or death decision authority for “The View,” has had it with Uber-Dyke Rosie O’Donnell and has given ultimatum to the suits at ABC. There was a recent makeup room spat, but that is just latest in the Battle of the Broads. Other heavy battles between each woman's supporters have not been reported, but there have reportely been vicious behind-the-secenes cat fights. (Actually, other than being...
  • ROSIE BLOWS UP AT 'LIAR' BABS

    01/09/2007 7:06:30 AM PST · by Republican Red · 200 replies · 7,679+ views
    THE tension between "The View" creator Barbara Walters and co-host Rosie O'Donnell, sparked by O'Donnell's feud with Donald Trump, boiled over yesterday morning when the portly comic called Walters "a [bleeping] liar." The fight started around 8:30 a.m. when Walters.... walked into the hair and makeup room at ABC studios and tried to hug O'Donnell.... According to spies, O'Donnell recoiled from Walters' touch and yelled, "You kept me in the newspapers this whole time!" Both "View" producer Bill Geddie and Walters tried to calm O'Donnell. Walters told her, "I did everything I could to squash the story" - prompting Rosie...
  • 'View' From Cuba (BabaWawa will fly to pick up Chavez then head to Cuba for sit down with Castro)

    12/20/2006 7:38:02 AM PST · by dead · 15 replies · 696+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 20, 2006 | Don Kaplan
    BARBARA Walters appears to be close to landing a sitdown - perhaps the last - with Fidel Castro. Walters is in talks to interview the Cuban dictator sometime over the holidays, the Web site Jossip.com is reporting. The twist is that she has plans to fly to Venezuela where she'd pick-up anti-U.S. president Hugo Chavez and take him along on her trip to Cuba, according to the report. < snip > Walters is said to be on vacation - on a boat somewhere warm, sources said - and could not be reached for comment. Walters has been Castro's TV reporter...
  • JOEL OSTEEN TO BE FEATURED ON BARBARA WALTERS' “10 MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE”

    12/11/2006 9:18:23 AM PST · by TaraP · 95 replies · 5,431+ views
    Religion News ^ | Dec 10th, 2006
    December 5, 2006 – (www.joelosteen.com) America’s “Most Watched Pastor” Joel Osteen will be featured on Barbara Walters Presents: "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2006". The annual hour-long ABC news special highlights some of the year's most prominent names in entertainment, politics, sports and business. Joel Osteen is the first pastor to be featured on the program, which is scheduled to air Tuesday, December 12, 10:00 PM ET on the ABC Television Network. Joel Osteen is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential, which has...
  • 'The View' Kind to Drunken DeVito

    12/01/2006 1:16:52 PM PST · by YaYa123 · 25 replies · 963+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 1, 2006 | NA
    DeVito's words were bleeped out after he apparently used some bad language when joking about President Bush, whom he had imitated as a monkey and one of the Three Stooges. He later sat on O'Donnell's lap, and she kissed him on the cheek.