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  • Nicolle Wallace found out about ‘View’ firing from the press

    08/14/2015 12:37:44 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/14/15 | Fox News
    Nicolle Wallace found out she was fired from “The View” along with the rest of the public — through the press. The former co-host said she “had no plans of quitting” and “loved the job.” “I think I thought that I would learn somewhere other than [an article in] Variety that I’d been fired,” she told Variety.
  • Big Surprise Guests Spotted Entering The Ed Sullivan Theater For Final David Letterman Show

    05/20/2015 12:34:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 56 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 3:25 pm, May 20th, 2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    Big Surprise Guests Spotted Entering Ed Sullivan Theater for Final Letterman Show When CBS announced the guests for David Letterman’s final run of shows as host of the Late Show, they conspicuously left out any names for the last episode, set to air tonight. Today, we learned that Letterman’s “favorite band,” the Foo Fighters, will be performing a song on Wednesday night’s show: And now, thanks to some tweets from fans and reporters staking out the Ed Sullivan Theater, we know a few more names set to stop by unannounced. Read no further if you want to truly be surprised.
  • Inside Fidel Castro’s Luxurious Life on His Secret Island Getaway

    05/10/2015 1:07:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Juan Reinaldo Sanchez
    For 17 years, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez served as bodyguard to Fidel Castro. But when he became disillusioned with the Cuban dictator’s hypocrisy and tried to retire in 1994, Castro had him thrown in prison. Sanchez made 10 attempts to escape the island, finally making it to the US in 2008. Now he reveals all in his new book, “The Double Life of Fidel Castro.” In this excerpt, Sanchez exposes “El Jefe’s” privileged life. Modal Trigger To Cubans, Fidel Castro presents himself as a man of the people, claiming to make only 900 pesos a month (about $38) and owning no...
  • Visitors to Fidel Castro's Posh 'Secret Island': Erich Honnecher, Ted Turner, Baba Wawa...

    05/10/2015 12:10:05 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Apparently only communists were invited After 17 years as a personal bodyguard of Fidel Castro, Juan Rienaldo Sanchez recently claimed in a new book that the Cuban dictator was a major trafficker of illegal drugs into the US for years- and profited handsomely from it. Sound plenty believable to me, North Korea exports meth for hard currency- and El Jefe was close with Columbia's coke-producing communist rebels/terrorists FARC. Other interesting revelations would be that Fidel kept his immediate family a secret -had more kids out of wedlock- and was kind of a lazy slob that 'always slept until 10 or...
  • Fidel Castro's double life revealed:

    05/03/2015 8:30:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/03/15 | Sophie Jane
    Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, 66, makes explosive claims in a new tell-all book Says Castro directed cocaine trafficking operations 'like a real godfather' Adds Cuban dictator presided over the trials of two government officials He then 'made other officials watch a video of one of men's executions' Sanchez was eventually imprisoned and tortured in Cuba in 1994 after he attempted to retire over concerns about Castro's 'corrupt' practices Castro, now 88, was previously Prime Minister and President of country
  • Inside Fidel Castro’s luxurious life on his secret island getaway

    05/10/2015 10:51:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Juan Reinaldo Sanchez
    For 17 years, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez served as bodyguard to Fidel Castro. But when he became disillusioned with the Cuban dictator’s hypocrisy and tried to retire in 1994, Castro had him thrown in prison. Sanchez made 10 attempts to escape the island, finally making it to the US in 2008. Now he reveals all in his new book, “The Double Life of Fidel Castro.” In this excerpt, Sanchez exposes “El Jefe’s” privileged life. To Cubans, Fidel Castro presents himself as a man of the people, claiming to make only 900 pesos a month (about $38) and owning no property other...
  • Mary Kay Letourneau Fualaau, Vili Fualaau Detail Their Path From Teacher-Student Sex Scandal to...

    04/10/2015 12:56:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 92 replies
    ABC News -- 20-20 ^ | 4-10-15 | JENNIFER JOSEPH, BROOKE STANGELAND, LAUREN PUTRINO and LAUREN EFFRON
    When Mary Kay Letourneau Fualaau was forced to go public in 1997 with an affair she was having with her former sixth grade student, Vili Fualaau, after she became pregnant with his child, it was the teacher-student sex scandal heard around the world. At the time, Mary was a 34-year-old, married teacher in Seattle, who already had four children of her own. Vili was just 13 years old. Mary was arrested and served seven and a half years in prison. Today, Mary is 53 and Vili is 31. The couple is still together and are about to celebrate their 10th...
  • Barbara Walters: We Thought Obama Was Going To Be The Next Messiah

    01/24/2015 4:04:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 60 replies
    downtrend.com ^ | December18, 2013 | Brian Carey
    Barbara Walters: We Thought Obama Was Going To Be The Next Messiah By Brian Carey December 18, 2013. Last night, in a particularly refreshing moment of candor, Barbara Walters shared her disillusion over the ObamaCare failure. During an interview with Piers Morgan, she was asked why President Obama didn’t live up to his hype. This is a question that would not need to be directed at any conservative, because every conservative knew from the beginning that he wouldn’t live up to his hype. “He made so many promises,” Walters said. “We thought that he was going to be I shouldn’t...
  • Bryant Gumbel: I 'Hate' the NRA, They're 'Pigs' That 'Don't Care About Human Life,'..

    01/21/2015 11:43:49 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 75 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/21/15 | Tim Graham
    ...A 'Curse' on America In an interview with Rolling Stone, HBO host Bryant Gumbel was asked about the National Rifle Association and a segment he did on his Real Sports show about the "Eat what you kill" movement. There are a few things I hate more than the NRA. I mean truly. I think they're pigs. I think they don't care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape. So we got that on the record. That said, I'm willing to separate that this story had nothing to do with that. It's not a gun...
  • EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of the end for Rosie and Whoopi as ABC considers abandoning The View ...

    01/14/2015 8:54:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2015 | Topper Toussaint
    Complete Headline: EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of the end for Rosie and Whoopi as ABC considers abandoning The View and extending Good Morning America as infighting grows and ratings plunge The View is dimming at the show that Barbara Walters built. Network insiders tell Daily Mail Online that the long-running talk show could end after this season, amid struggling ratings and infighting among the talk show hosts. Currently in its eighteenth season, the show created by retired TV journalist Barbara Walters is suffering some of its lowest ratings ever with its new team of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Nicolle Wallace and...
  • Letterman: ‘I Feel Bad About My Role’ In Humiliating Lewinsky

    05/17/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-17-14 | unknown
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — David Letterman regrets the way he treated Monica Lewinsky throughout the years over her affair with then President Bill Clinton while she was a White House intern. With retiring ABC News’ Barbara Walters as his guest on his CBS show Wednesday night, “The Late Show” host said he started to feel bad about the role he played taking shots at Lewinsky after she penned a story for Vanity Fair opening up about the affair and the troubles she had finding a job. “Now I started to feel bad because myself and other people with shows like this...
  • Barbara Walters Charmed by the Hemisphere’s Top Torturer of Women

    05/17/2014 5:21:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    "She was an early ballbuster, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. She rattled a lot of cages before women were even allowed into the zoo." (Katie Couric hailing Barbara Walters this week in Vanity Fair.) Some women living in the U.S. today (and with long experience in literal cages) strongly differ with Couric. They know—and from first-hand experience--that far from “busting” any gentleman parts, the figurative description for Ms Walters’ services to a powerful man matches a famous performance by another woman much in the news this week, also courtesy of Vanity Fair. (Her fist name starts...
  • 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...
  • Oliver Stone’s Most Vicious Insult!

    03/15/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Oliver Stone's recent visit to Venezuela to premiere his Castro/Chavez infomercial "My Friend Hugo" has brought him under fire in social media. Exasperated beyond endurance by the onslaught Stone recently lashed back with (apparently) the most hateful insult his inflamed mind could conjure. You people are: "Similar to the right-wing Florida Cuban exiles who’ve helped keep the US in a dungeon of ignorance!" he raved. For leftists its “right-wing lunatics spreading a dungeon if ignorance!” For normal folks it’s: “people who have actually experienced communism trying to circumvent communist propaganda as disseminated by a media-Hollywood axis—and one not always completely...
  • Obamacare S.O.S. Selling Socialism: the New American Dream.

    12/19/2013 8:00:39 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-19-2013 | MOTUS
    I’ve never worked in marketing, butt I know when you have to send in “your best salesperson” it’s generally because your product won’t sell itself. No matter what your spokesman says. “Sells itself.” That’s why we’re spending $200 million on this advertising campaign. “The first lady is the best salesperson” for the White House, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett told POLITICO. She’s getting involved now, Jarrett said, because she’s the right person to convey the message of the moment: that the uninsured — especially young people and minorities — should look for insurance on exchanges and that those with insurance are...
  • What’s Not to Love?… Duck Dynasty Star Snubs Barbara Walters to Go Hunting

    12/18/2013 11:41:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 17, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson met with Sarah Palin last week. What’s not to love? Phil Robertson blew off liberal journalist Barbara Walters to go duck hunting. CNS News reported: Many celebrities look forward to a Barbara Walters interview. Not so with Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. He skipped the interview to go duck hunting. Radar Online is reporting that Robertson bailed on Walter’s ‘Most Fascinating People’ interview last month for the ABC network. Walters talked with other members of the Robertson family, and Phil’s wife, Miss Kay, reportedly told her that the 67-year old founder of Duck Commander would...
  • Barbara Walters on Obama: ‘We Thought He Was Going To Be The Next Messiah’

    12/18/2013 6:17:19 AM PST · by Hoodat · 116 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | December 17, 2013 | 21:33 | Noel Sheppard
    Yes, she really said it. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Tuesday, in a brief discussion about President Obama, Barbara Walters actually said, “We thought that he was going to be - I shouldn't say this at Christmastime, but - the next messiah” (video follows with transcript and commentary): -(see link)- PIERS MORGAN, HOST: You have interviewed every president of my lifetime. Why is Obama facing so much opposition now? Why is he struggling so much to really fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement that he was elected on originally in 2009? BARBARA WALTERS: Well, you've touched on it...
  • Duck Dynasty Star Ducks Barbara Walters Interview--to Go Hunting

    12/17/2013 12:07:04 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 17, 2013 | Eric Schreiner
    Many celebrities look forward to a Barbara Walters interview. Not so with Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. He skipped the interview to go duck hunting. Radar Online is reporting that Robertson bailed on Walter’s ‘Most Fascinating People’ interview last month for the ABC network. Walters talked with other members of the Robertson family, and Phil’s wife, Miss Kay, reportedly told her that the 67-year old founder of Duck Commander would rather shoot ducks than do the interview. Walters says on-air that she has, “never been superseded by a duck before.”
  • 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 Chats With Babs: Just One Cockamamie Idea After Another

    12/01/2013 7:28:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-1-2013 | MOTUS
    A lot of you were busy trying to sign up for Obamacare while Babs interviewed the Wons on 20/20. And while that was a better use of your time, I know you’ll want to see the frock that Lady M chose for our annual Bab-bul fest: Some people might have thought it dowdy, butt I say thank goodness for small favors: at least it had sleeves. Here’s how Huff Po -  people who know more about these things than we do – described it: Leave it up to Michelle Obama to take our favorite winter color combo -- navy blue and...
  • 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...
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving The View To Co-Host Fox & Friends

    07/09/2013 5:54:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 9,2013 | Josh Feldman
    View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is making the jump from network to cable, with the announcement today that she will be leaving ABC’s The View to co-host Fox & Friends. In Fox’s press release, Hasselbeck says, “I have been a long-time fan of Fox & Friends and am excited to be joining their team in September as it is an honor to call the FOX News Channel my new television home.” The press release also includes Ailes welcoming Hasselbeck and praising her for her “warm and engaging personality,” and a statement from Barbara Walters saying, “We will miss her and wish...
  • 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.
  • Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman?

    02/01/2013 1:16:17 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-31-2013 | Michelle Malkin
    January 31, 2013 Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman? Michelle Malkin Conservatives are always told they don't do enough to reach across the aisle. We're divisive, obstructionist and hostile to bipartisanship. So in the spirit of unity and comity, I'm announcing the formation of a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob. Now all I need are some principled Democratic ladies and liberal media lionesses to step up to the plate with me to protest the vulgar, sexist behavior of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Cher, Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria and...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton in Punta Cana for New Year's celebration

    12/29/2012 9:28:24 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 80 replies
    Dominican Today ^ | 12-29-2012 | staff report
    December 29, 2012 Bill and Hillary Clinton in Punta Cana for New Year's celebration Staff report Punta Cana, DR.– Ex-president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton are enjoying their year-end vacation in Punta Cana, in the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. According to press reports, the Clintons will celebrate New Year’s at the Puntacana Resort & Club and could also attend a fashion show scheduled for December 29, which will be held in honor of famous Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta. Also expected to attend are American journalist Barbara Walters, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Spanish actress Mar...
  • Michelle Obama: "I Think I've Done Pretty Well" At Biting My Tongue (video)

    12/27/2012 2:07:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 25 replies
    In a joint interview with Barbara Walters that aired on the Wednesday broadcast of ABC News' "Nightline," President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama discuss their patience for the political process. Michelle Obama says the ability to keep her opinions private didn't "happen right away," which led the president to say she has a "bigger difficulty biting her tongue." The first lady disagreed with the president's observation and said she believes she has "done pretty well at that." Walters jumped in and asked if the couple has ever "shushed" each other. "Are you kidding? We've been married for 20 years,...
  • ABC’s World News Highlights Walters Wondering How Obamas Get It On

    12/27/2012 11:03:04 AM PST · by chessplayer · 54 replies
    ABC News had to wait two weeks to get on air Barbara Walters’ interview with the Obamas -- and then the network’s evening newscast decided to focus on her asking Barack and Michelle Obama about their sex life.
  • This Week’s Birthday Boy—“Cuba’s Elvis!” Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.) “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! “You people would like him!” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly—even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (Andrea Mitchell.) “Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding.” (Barbara Walters.) “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • 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 Apologizes for Helping Aide to Assad of Syria

    06/05/2012 5:49:39 PM PDT · by OddLane · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 5, 2012 | Bill Carter
    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.
  • Barbara Walters on Journalists: You 'Don't Know Whether We're Republicans or Democrats'

    04/09/2012 2:32:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Barbara Walters on Journalists: You 'Don't Know Whether We're Republicans or Democrats' By Scott Whitlock Created 04/09/2012 - 5:10pm What world does she live in? According to veteran journalist Barbara Walters on Monday, the American public doesn't know whether "most" reporters are "Republicans or Democrats." The unbelievable claim came during a View segment on the passing of 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace. Walters, who once recoiled at the prospect of the "scary" Sarah Palin becoming President, insisted, "But, most of us...you don't know whether we're Republicans or Democrats or exhibitionists." (Exhibitionists?) The comment came after comedienne Whoopi Goldberg insisted, "And...
  • Obama says own worst trait is 'laziness'

    12/23/2011 10:29:40 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Obama says own worst trait is 'laziness' By Justin Sink - 12/23/11 12:32 PM ET President Obama said that his worst personality trait was "laziness," the byproduct of a youth on the sun-soaked beaches of Hawaii, in an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters set to air Friday. "Deep down underneath all the work I do, I think there's a laziness in me," Obama said, according to an interview excerpt obtained by the National Journal. "It's probably from growing up in Hawaii, and it's sunny outside. Sitting on the beach." The president heads back to Hawaii Friday after having successfully negotiated...
  • Michelle Obama: "Practical" To Put Myself Highest On My Priority List

    12/23/2011 8:36:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    First lady Michelle Obama tells Barbara Walters in a 20/20 special that it is "practical" for her to put her self highest on her priority list. Obama says she found her self slipping "pretty low" on her own priority list because she was "so busy caring for everyone else." Michelle Obama says she spends time with girlfriends and going out in her attempt to put herself higher on her priority list. Transcript below. Barbara Walters, ABC News: "Mrs. Obama, you've recently said something that I thought was very interesting for other women to hear. You said 'you put your own...
  • Barack Has No Pet Peeves Of First Lady; Michelle: "My List Is Too Long"

    12/23/2011 8:43:10 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Barbara Walters, ABC News: "What is your biggest peeve of each other?" President Obama: "I don't have one." Walters: "Aww." Michelle Obama: "My list is too long."
  • Obama: "I Think There's A Laziness In Me"

    12/23/2011 7:43:26 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    Related Videos | expand "It's probably from, you know, growing up in Hawaii and it's sunny outside, and sitting on the beach," President Obama also said on an interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters set to air Friday night on "20/20." In the full interview, set to air tonight, President Obama says that "nothing frustrates me more than when people aren't doing their jobs."
  • Who in the White House is a TMZ Leaker?

    12/15/2011 2:57:36 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 5 replies
    TV Newser ^ | Dec. 15, 2011 | Chris Ariens
    TMZ has a story up about Barbara Walters‘ interview with Pres. Obama this afternoon. Barbara just finished interviewing the Prez at the White House. According to the source, during a break in the action, Barbara leaned over to Obama and said, “I need one more interview with you because I’m retiring next year.” Here’s the thing .. Barbara’s mic was open when she said it, and lots of people were listening. Turns out Walters is not retiring — probably not ever — but rather it’s her way of booking an interview, even the Commander in Chief. “Barbara has joked that...
  • 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: Maybe Weiner Took The Crotch Shot For His Wife [...] [VIDEO]

    06/06/2011 12:32:50 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 47 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 06/06/11 | Jason
    The View’s Barbara Walters thinks maybe Anothy Weiner took the crotch sot to send to his wife to show her how much he misses her. And if Sarah Palin go around in her bus and still be taken seriously…
  • Barbara Walters: I'd "Hate To Be A Republican" Running Against Obama (video)

    05/02/2011 10:18:12 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 72 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 2, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "I would hate now to be a Republican candidate thinking of running," Barbara Walters said on "The View" this morning. "Skip the next election," Joy Behar chimed in. Elisabeth Hasselbeck says she will not join in on the politicization of Osama bin Laden's death.
  • Dr. Ed Peters knows canon law. Whoopi Goldberg knows cliches.

    02/24/2011 3:56:44 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | February 24, 2011 | Carl Olson
    >My former canon law professor, Dr. Ed Peters—who also has a degree in civil law (yeah, he's pretty smart)—has been taken to task by the brilliant scholars and intellectual lights of "The View". Ken Shepherd of Newsbusters writes: Discussing how Catholic canon law advisor Dr. Edward Peters has declared that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) committed an "objectively sacrilegious" act that "produces grave scandal" by receiving Communion on January 2, almost every panelist on ABC gabfest "The View" today rebuked the scholar for his pronouncement. ..."What would Jesus do?" View moderator Whoopi Goldberg asked, answering her own question by...
  • Barbara Walters: Boehner Has Emotional Problem (for getting emmotional on 60 Minutes)

    12/13/2010 6:38:37 PM PST · by Justaham · 37 replies
    breitbart.tv ^ | 12-13-10
    "The View" co-host talks about next Speaker of the House John Boehner's tears. Joy Be-w*ore calls Boehner as Weeper of the House.
  • 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,...
  • Oprah Rips Americans for Not Supporting Obama

    12/10/2010 7:25:38 AM PST · by kristinn · 146 replies
    Friday, December 10, 2010 | Kristinn
    Syndicated TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey tore into the American people for lacking "reason," "respect," "civility," and "decency" and "only thinking about themselves" for not supporting Barack Obama. Winfrey made her scathing criticism during an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters.A survey released this week showed that a majority of the country believes they are worse off after nearly two years of the Obama presidency.WALTERS: "And today, what would you say to him (Obama)? How do you feel about it all?"WINFREY: "I feel that it is, first of all why would anybody want that job? To get, because no matter...
  • President Palin [He's not happy about it]

    12/05/2010 5:32:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    No Cure for That ^ | November 19, 2010 | Davis Fleetwood
    Two week ago, when John Heilemann wrote a cover story for New York Magazine outlining the perfect storm that could carry Sarah Palin to a Presidential election victory in 2012, I would have told you that Sarah was much more powerful as a king-maker and not a King. And then she went and bragged to Barbara Walters that she can beat Obama in 2012 this. Hah ha. Funny. In an Armageddon kind of way right? We can’t be that stupid, can we? Well… in the immortal slogan of an era long ago: yes we can! So I decided to re-read...
  • Sarah Palin's Reading List: C.S. Lewis, Dean Karnazes, Newsmax, Wall Street Journal

    12/09/2010 1:05:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/09/2010 | Lauren Sher
    What newspapers do you read? It was the question that arguably did Sarah Palin the most harm during the 2008 election. When the Republican vice presidential candidate could not name for Katie Couric which magazines or papers she regularly read that informed her worldview, it fueled the perception among voters that she was not ready for national office. In an interview with Barbara Walters, Palin set the record straight. "I read anything and everything that I can get my hands on as I have since I was a little girl," Palin told Walters in an interview to air tonight on...
  • Me, a 'domestic extremist'? So be it!

    11/27/2010 5:28:07 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/27/2010 | Patrice Lewis
    We have some dear friends who are Traditional Catholics. Like many conservative Christians, this means the women dress modestly and in skirts. Their 15-year-old daughter, GG, is attending a boarding school in our region, and since she's so far from home, we're blessed to have her with us this Thanksgiving weekend. But her parents are worried about GG's Christmas break. "What with the whole nude body scanner/groping issue at the airport, I'm fretting about having her fly home," wrote her mother. Let's face it, the (cough) "security" measures being implement by the TSA right now are daunting enough for an...
  • Exclusive: President Barack and Michelle Obama Reflect on Tenure

    11/26/2010 11:09:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | November 2010 | abc/barbara walters
    To those who say that the president squandered his political capital by pushing for health care when he should have focused on the economy, Obama defended his record. "This notion that somehow you can only do one thing at once is simply not true. The fact is, is that we stabilized the financial system...we turned an economy that was contracting to one that was growing. We have added a million jobs over the last year to the economy," Obama told Walters. "I am absolutely confident that when we fully implemented health care, and we started to see those costs go...
  • Scarborough: Palin Knows She Can't Win, In It For Money

    11/18/2010 4:41:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 154 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has a decidedly cynical take on Sarah Palin's public musings about the possibility of a 2012 presidential run. The Morning Joe host asserts that Palin knows she can't win and won't run. According to Scarborough, Palin is in it for the money, and is engaging in open speculation about a run for the mercenary purpose of keeping her brand alive. Joe offered his jaded view on today's Morning Joe after the show aired a clip of Palin telling Barbara Walters that she believed she could defeat Pres. Obama. View video after the jump.
  • barbara walters [ZOT!]

    11/17/2010 3:31:18 PM PST · by irene_izzo · 75 replies
    mine | irene izzo
    is the View creator barbara walters not going to retire soon? i think she is due to retire now, i feel that whoopie is perfect to take control 100 percent and she needs to stop her longwinded stories i am getting so tired of her shushing others so she can speak
  • 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...