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  • 17-year-old to be charged with bus assault on 5-year-old (Black thug hits white girl)

    08/30/2016 5:52:13 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 81 replies
    WRDW WAGT NBC26 ^ | August 29 | Liz Owens
    BAMBERG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Parents of a 5 year-old girl are furious. They say security video, taken on a Bamberg school bus, shows her being hit. Now, the 17-year-old accused of hitting her has a warrant out for his arrest. Jasmine's parents want to know why the high school student was allowed to ride the bus in the first place. Terry Peters says he immediately noticed the mark on his little girl's face when he picked her up from after school care on Thursday. "I'm very upset! I'm mad," Peters said. He says the daycare workers told him 17 year old...
  • Gambling debt, stock tip lead to $1 million settlement but no charges for Mickelson

    05/19/2016 5:44:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 19, 2016 | Joseph Ax
    Late in July 2012, Phil Mickelson, one of the world's most famous golfers, received a phone call from a well-known professional sports gambler, William "Billy" Walters. At the time, U.S. authorities say, Mickelson owed Walters a gambling debt, and Walters had a hot stock tip: buy shares in the food company Dean Foods Co. Four days later, Mickelson owned $2.4 million worth of Dean Foods shares, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A few weeks after that, he reaped a $931,000 profit when the company announced a spinoff that sent its share price soaring. Mickelson then paid off...
  • Barbara Walters Tells Bradley Cooper He's 'Very Screwable' In Interview (Barf Alert)

    12/18/2015 6:00:59 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 41 replies ^ | 12-15-2015 | ANDREA PARK
    Barbara Walters is certainly not immune to Bradley Cooper's charm. While interviewing Cooper for her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015" special, the 86-year-old Walters reveals that she, like many, has a bit of a crush on the Oscar-nominated star. "I could just sit and stare at you but that would take too much time," she tells Cooper in the interview. "But I, I find you very screwable." Later in the interview, a flirtatious Walters asks if the Joy star, 40, knows he's handsome, adding, "I think you're handsome, I think you're sexy."
  • 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
    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...
  • Obama, the Confidence Man, and the Virtues of Humility

    01/03/2014 5:28:12 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-3-14 | Robert Morrison
    One thing that neither Barack Obama nor his acolytes in politics and the media lacked was confidence. DAVID BROOKS: So there's a lot of very smart people [around Obama], and it's a testament to Obama's confidence. You know, there was a great quote in a Ryan Lizza piece in the New Yorker about Obama's confidence. And I'm not going to get it exactly right, but he essentially said, "I'm a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policy than my policy directors. I think I'm a better political director than my political director." It was a speech of...
  • The Cult (NOT the band)

    12/27/2013 12:28:20 PM PST · by mononymous · 11 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 12/27/2013 | Mononymous1
    One thing liberals do extremely well is project their own inadequacies, emotions and so on, to others. John Podesta, couldn’t wait to announce, in his own way, the fact that he was once again wielding executive power over Americans by comparing House Republicans to the Jim Jones cult. First, the ideology behind what Jim Jones had setup in Guyana is much more in line with what the imbecile Podesta obviously believes. If there is a political cult in this country, it is mainly comprised of the followers of the Democrat party; its elected officials in Congress, the fainters, the weepers,...
  • Barbara Walters Discovers That Obama Isn't The Messiah

    12/22/2013 11:47:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | 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...
  • Barack Obama the "next messiah" (A different interview)

    12/22/2013 4:18:04 AM PST · by Dartman · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 22/13
    Video at link.
  • Maintenance worker on trial for murder of elderly Pembroke Pines condo resident

    10/29/2013 7:03:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 28, 2013 | Rafael Olmeda
    A maintenance man sexually assaulted a 93-year-old woman before killing her, cutting her throat and leaving her half-dressed body on her bed for her granddaughter to find hours later, prosecutors told a Broward jury Monday. And for that crime, Elton Walters should pay the ultimate price, said Assistant Broward State Attorney Stephen Zaccor. Walters will spend his 67th birthday on Tuesday on trial for the Oct. 6, 2009, murder of Evelyn Norell, a resident of the Images condominium community where he worked on the 700 block of Northwest 108th Terrace in Pembroke Pines. He faces the death penalty if convicted.
  • 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?
  • Barbara Walters: Groundbreaking TV journalist is set to retire

    05/12/2013 10:06:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 12, 2013 | Yvonne Villarreal
    Barbara Walters is saying goodbye to TV journalism. After more than half a century in the industry, the veteran ABC News anchor plans to retire next summer, an ABC spokesperson confirmed to The Times on Sunday night. Walters, 83, is set to make it official Monday morning on “The View.” And the network plans to make good use of her while it can. The legendary TV personality will continue to anchor and report for ABC as well as continue to appear on “The View” and anchor specials throughout the year.
  • 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 Denies Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving 'The View'

    03/11/2013 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/11/13 | Jeffrey Meyer
    After intense media speculation over the weekend surrounding Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s future on ‘The View,’ on the March 11 edition of the talk show, host and creator Barbara Walters shot down any speculation that Hasselbeck had been fired. Speaking on Monday morning, Walters denied the rumors and stated that: The truth is we love Elisabeth. I like her personally, and she's just a wonderful person. But beyond that we value and appreciate her point of view, it's important to us, because Elisabeth helps give the show perspective and balance. And believe me she's tougher than she looks. She’s had to sit...
  • ABC News' Barbara Walters hospitalized after fall at inauguration party

    01/20/2013 4:53:41 PM PST · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Veteran ABC newswoman Barbara Walters has fallen at an inauguration party at an ambassador's home in Washington and has been hospitalized. Walters, 83, fell Saturday night on a step at the residence of Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said. The fall left Walters with a cut on her forehead, he said. Walters, out of an abundance of caution, went to a hospital for treatment of the cut and for a full examination, Schneider said on Sunday. She was alert and was "telling everyone what to do, which we all take as a...
  • New Venezuelan Currency Nicknamed The “Bárbara”

    06/11/2012 9:57:27 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 8 replies
    (CARACAS) In an effort to stanch the eroding value of Venezuelan currency, President Hugo Chávez has issued a new currency with a new name, the “Bárbara.” Chávez hopes to stem the steep tide of inflation by lopping off approximately two zeros and turning the 1000 bolivar coin into a coin valued at 12-1/2 “fuerte” or “strong” bolivars. Chávez has nicknamed the new coin Bárbara because its copper color closely matches Barbara Walters’s henna hair. In addition, Barbara’s recent interview broadcast on ABC’s Good Morning America has “restored my currency as the most important leader of the Western Hemisphere.” In her...
  • Ingraham: Barbara Walters 'Laughed It Off' When I Was Called A Slut

    03/06/2012 8:49:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/6/12 | Fox
    Laura Ingraham appeared on Tuesday’s Fox & Friends, and spoke out about the controversy swirling around Rush Limbaugh’s remarks to Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. Co-host Gretchen Carlson asked the conservative radio host whether there was a double-standard when liberals use slurs against conservatives. “When it was brought up on The View — I go on there every now and then and they’re always really nice to me when I go — when it was brought up on The View, Barbara Walters kind of laughed it off, like, ‘Joy, you call me that word all the time,’ and they...
  • The View - Bristol Palin (7-07-11)

    07/08/2011 12:56:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 196 replies
    WHY THIS MATTERS POLITICALLY. There are two games Governor Palin is fighting: one is the battle to take control of her political narrative, the other is taking control of her PERSONAL narrative--and this includes everything surrounding her FAMILY. Having Bristol go on The View is BRILLIANT, and does more for raising Governor Palin's political profile and stature than one may think! With Bristol giving the whole scoop about the details surrounding her pregnancy, she takes the narrative of the "dirty details" and "dirty secrets" away from the mouths of Levi Johnston and rumor-makers in the press, who would try to...
  • 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 ^ | 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,...
  • ABC edited out Sarah Palin's mention of Mark Levin's book, Liberty and Tyranny.

    12/10/2010 8:15:32 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 59 replies · 1+ views
    therightscoop ^ | 12/10/2010.
    Mark Levin said tonight on his show that when Sarah Palin was asked by Barbara Walters what she reads, among the others she mentioned was that she reads Liberty and Tyranny, Mark Levin’s book. According to Mark, they edited that out:
  • Dutch appeal court acquits "Hofstad" group

    01/24/2008 3:46:02 PM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 68+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | January 24 2008
    The Hague - A Dutch appeal court in The Hague has acquitted seven men accused of belonging to a terrorist organisation known as the "Hofstad" group. The men were arrested in 2004 on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks in the Netherlands. The arrests took place shortly after the killing of filmmaker Theo van Gogh. The appeal court ruled that the group was a network, but it did not have a common ideology with terrorist intent. The sentence of the main suspect Jason Walters, originally a US citizen, remains the same at 15 years. He threw a grenade at police shortly...
  • Barbara Walters Lets Obamas Advance Myth Presidents Always Lose Congress In Midterms

    11/27/2010 7:12:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/27/10 | Noel Sheppard
    Barbara Walters on Friday allowed Barack and Michelle Obama advance the myth that presidents always lose Congress during midterm elections. (Snip) I guess Walters felt it wouldn't be appropriate to contradict the President and his wife on Thanksgiving. After all, presidents losing Congress during the midterms has not been at all "the norm" since Mrs. Obama was born in 1964.
  • Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence (Aiding the enemy as the enemy)

    06/22/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney
    Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence By Kevin Mooney on 6.22.10 @ 6:08AM Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show. With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of...
  • Speed dating is horrible!

    03/03/2010 9:21:09 AM PST · by brycemax · 23 replies · 1,075+ views
    If you're married, consider yourself lucky! There's nothing worse than dating nowadays, and there's nothing worse than "speed dating"! Why is it so bad? What's it like? Read today's "Geeks On Caffeine" cartoon and see for yourself! NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you please visit his web site and refrain from copying the cartoon within this thread. Thanks! And if clicking over to his web site bothers you please save your complaints. They're just childish and they make you look like a lazy Democrat!
  • Book tour: A reading on Palin future?

    11/15/2009 1:59:31 PM PST · by curth · 10 replies · 774+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/15 | Dan Balz
    WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin is embarking on what is likely to be the most commercially successful book tour by a politician since Barack Obama launched The Audacity of Hope three years ago. Obama's book tour spawned a presidential campaign. Will Palin's eventually do the same? Her ultimate ambitions remain a mystery. The opening stage of the tour for her book, Going Rogue, has been marked by the same qualities that have defined the public reaction to her since that morning in Ohio when she was announced as John McCain's choice for vice president: curiosity and controversy. Give Palin credit. She...
  • President Obama Honors First Popularly Elected African American Senator

    10/28/2009 1:26:18 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 41 replies · 1,098+ views Punch ^ | 10/28/09 | Jake Tapper
    Calling Former Senator Edward W. Brooke's life an "unlikely" journey President Obama today honored the first popularly elected African American senator for receiving the highest honor Congress can bestow, the Congressional Gold Medal. "I think today's honor bears a unique significance," Mr. Obama said in an afternoon ceremony in the Capitol rotunda, "bestowed by this body of which he was an esteemed member; presented in this place where he moved the arc of history; surrounded by so many -- myself included -- who have followed the trail that he blazed. " The President said that Brooke spent his life "breaking...
  • Barbara Walters Says'Bruno'Could Create Homophobia (Bruno:"Barbara is just being butch and naughty")

    07/14/2009 8:24:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 46 replies · 1,845+ views ^ | 07/14/2009 |
    The View’s doyenne Barbara Walters claimed on Tuesday’s show that Sacha Baron Cohen’s button-pushing Bruno could make a non-homophobe homophobic. Furthermore, Walters went on a rant, as she’s not a fan of close-ups of penises, pubic hair or anal intercourse. Can she say all that on network television? Anyway, Walters went on a tear about Bruno, an at-times hilarious, if not troublesome satire that exposes peoples’ homophobia by immersing the viewer in over-the-top depictions of gay sex, implied BDSM, swingers parties and more. “I think this could make people – if you’re not homophobic, it could make you,” Walters...
  • Barbara Walters Doesn't Check Facts, Attacks Glenn Beck Anyway

    06/03/2009 2:05:06 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 20 replies · 1,275+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 06/02/09 | Mike Sargent
    In a video post dated June 2, 2009, Breitbart TV reporter Scott Baker reveals that – shocker – Whoopi Goldberg was lying about Glenn Beck’s lying. What’s more, Barbara Walters didn’t check her facts before the Baxter-esque duo ambushed Beck on his May 20 appearance on ABC’s “The View.” The video – embedded at right – is quite long, but I’ve broken down below the information offered in it. First up in Baker’s video is a recap of what was known before his investigation. Beck rode the Amtrak Acela from Connecticut to Washington D.C., and along the way, encountered Walters...
  • Beck Not Contrite; Claims It is The View Shrews Who Are Lying

    05/21/2009 8:33:37 AM PDT · by AnnGora · 29 replies · 2,668+ views
    The Glenn Beck Show ^ | 05/21/09 | Glenn Beck
    On Glenn's radio show today, he cut the gals on The View a new one for the ambush yesterday. He is also saying he did not lie about meeting them on the Amtrak. He has hilariously shredded Baba WaWa and has compared her to Norma Desmond.
  • 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...
  • Video: Barbara Walters Disturbed That Palin Sees Media Bias

    01/14/2009 10:18:37 AM PST · by careyb · 38 replies · 1,513+ views
    The Spew ^ | 1/13/09 | Baba Wawa
    She'll get over it.
  • Thatcher's economic guru dies at 82 (Professor Sir Alan Walters)

    01/05/2009 3:11:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 2 replies · 196+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 5, 2009
    Professor Sir Alan Walters, the former economics adviser to ex-PM Margaret Thatcher whose controversial role led to the resignation of chancellor Nigel Lawson, has died at the age of 82. Sir Alan was described as "the finest of friends" by Baroness Thatcher, who paid tribute to him as "radical, fearless, consistent and creative". He had reportedly been suffering from Parkinson's Disease and his health had deteriorated before Christmas. He and his wife Paddie celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on December 27. In a statement, Baroness Thatcher said: "Alan Walters was the best economic adviser any Prime Minister ever had -...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • DFU YouTube - Barbara Walters Answering Device (commentary on her admissions of sluttery)

    05/06/2008 10:49:17 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 210+ views
  • Barbara Walters Pesters Howard Dean: End Dem Race

    04/28/2008 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies · 51+ views
    Barbara Walters Pesters Howard Dean: End Dem Race Photo of Scott Whitlock. By Scott Whitlock | April 28, 2008 - 12:27 ET On a day when Senator Barack Obama's controversial pastor would be speaking to the National Press Club in Washington, "Good Morning America" guest host Barbara Walters chose to question Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard exclusively on how soon the Democratic presidential contest can be ended. At one point during Monday's segment, she even hectored Dean about his responsibility to bring unity to the Democrats. Walters lectured, "But that's also your job, Dr. Dean, to get one of them...
  • About the White House Holiday Card I Received...

    12/20/2007 8:31:58 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 38 replies · 45+ views
    Barbara Walters ^ | 12/19/07 | Cinnamon Girl
    Of the 895,000 Holiday Cards the White House sent out this year, I received one (and a lot of other Freepers) and apparently, Barbara Walters received one. Here is her rant about how inappropriate she thought it was in case you missed it (please click on the source link.) Her complaint is that it is too religious and I guess it made her feel bad. It was no different than previous President Bush holiday cards, really. All the ones I have received have an artist's depiction of the White House and yard, and quote from Nach (Prophets and Writings). And...
  • ABC’s Walters Disses White House Christmas Card

    12/15/2007 5:22:10 PM PST · by keats5 · 103 replies · 945+ views ^ | December 14, 2007 | Colleen Raezler
    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: “First of all, let me show you the cover of the White House, which is nice and bland…So that’s pleasant enough. This is what interested me, that it is a religious Christmas card. Usually in the past when...
  • 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...
  • City Auditor Urged Close Look at Property Tax Funds in '04 (Biggest Theft in DC Gov't History)

    11/16/2007 6:16:27 AM PST · by khnyny · 19 replies · 41+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2007 | David Nakamura, Nikita Stewart, and Yolanda Woodler
    The D.C. auditor urged city government officials three years ago to "closely monitor" the flow of real property tax revenue after she noticed a spike in the amount of money refunded to property owners. Deborah K. Nichols's reports, made in the summer of 2004, did not suggest wrongdoing in the Office of Tax and Revenue, the department now at the center of the largest financial scandal in the city's history. But she noted that the amount of property tax refunds was 105.7 percent higher than projected over three fiscal quarters, a jump not easily explained. She suggested that officials take...
  • D.C. Tax Workers Charged In Scam2 Accused of Taking $16 Million Worth Of Illegal Refunds

    11/10/2007 8:55:13 AM PST · by khnyny · 25 replies · 323+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2007 | Carol D. Leonnig, Clarence Williams and David Nakamura
    Two mid-level D.C. government employees used phony paperwork to collect more than $16 million from illegal tax refunds, avoiding detection for at least three years while issuing more than 40 checks cashed by friends and family members in on the scam, prosecutors said yesterday. By day, Harriette Walters and Diane Gustus worked at the District's Office of Tax and Revenue. In their free time, prosecutors said, they worked with others to raid the city's treasury to stock up on luxury items including fancy cars, homes, furs, precious jewelry, designer handbags and clothing. Walters alone spent more than $1.4 million at...

    09/24/2007 6:16:05 AM PDT · by toddlintown · 34 replies · 546+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9-22-2007 | Richard Johnson
    September 22, 2007 -- ROSIE O'Donnell has pulled the plug on her two-part interview with Diane Sawyer to promote her controversial new book, "Celebrity Detox." O'Donnell was scheduled to chat with Sawyer on "Good Morning America" on Oct. 9 and 10 about "Detox" - which covers her stormy one-season stint on "The View," where she repeatedly clashed with co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and "View" den mother Barbara Walters. In the book, O'Donnell takes some potshots at Walters -
  • Barbara Walters Nabbing Exclusive With Fidel Castro

    12/19/2006 8:22:32 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 311+ views ^ | 12/19/06
    While ailing Fidel Castro has been keeping the press at bay to avoid the off chance they might, like, hint that he's nearly dead, we hear 20/20's Barbara Walters is on her way to scoring an exclusive get with Cuba's leader. Not only that: She's taking Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez along for the ride. An insider tells us the ABC queen is set to fly down to Venezuela for a meeting with Chavez and then galavant northeast to the island nation for a sit down with Castro. We checked with a well-placed insider at ABC, who says the plans are...
  • Joel Osteen: The Smiling Preacher (God Wants You To Have Money)

    12/14/2006 9:49:46 AM PST · by Gamecock · 718 replies · 10,483+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 14, 2004
    He is rich, famous, handsome, and adored by millions of fans on television each week, but he's not an actor. He's an evangelical pastor from Houston named Joel Osteen. They call him "the smiling preacher," and Osteen has a lot to smile about. He's the head of the largest church in America, the author of a best-selling book, and the religious leader for a following of faithful, often frenzied fans. He's achieved all that with an approach critics call "Christianity lite" — no sin, no suffering, no sacrifice, replacing fire and brimstone with a motivational message. Barbara Walters asked Osteen...
  • Danny Debase-O ( Barbara Walters on "The View." )

    11/30/2006 6:37:31 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 733+ views
    Carol Platt Liebau ^ | November 30, 2006 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Danny DeVito's disgraceful performance on "The View." the clip shows him referring to the President in terms vulgar enough that they were bleeped out by ABC; what it doesn't show ...were his remarks about having sex with his wife on every surface in the Lincoln Bedroom. Discussing the episode on today's Hugh Hewitt show, the incredibly talented James Lileks made a very perceptive remark about DeVito's comments about the Lincoln Bedroom -- to the effect that DeVito was the type of person who couldn't bear to leave anything undebased. Absolutely true... people like Danny DeVito have always been with us....
  • Caption Barbara Walters and Oprah Winfrey (vanity)

    11/20/2006 12:04:45 PM PST · by redstates4ever · 37 replies · 1,312+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 11/13/06 | staff
    "Barabra Walters and Oprah Winfrey arrives to The New York Public Library's Annual Library Lions Gala, Nov. 13, 2006 in New York City."
  • Barbara Walters claims dog talked to her

    09/12/2006 5:48:59 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 108 replies · 2,573+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12 September 2006 | MSNBC
    NEW YORK - Has Barbara Walters lost it? Some of her co-hosts on “The View” may think so after her claim today about her Havanese dog Cha-Cha. Walters says when she told Cha-Cha she loved her, Cha-Cha said “I love you” back.
  • Does Katie have the clout needed for CBS News?

    04/08/2006 6:41:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 108 replies · 2,226+ views
    Hernando Today ^ | Apr 8, 2006 | JOHN HERBERT
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    12/31/2005 11:32:36 PM PST · by presidio9 · 101 replies · 1,541+ views
    WCBS TV NY ^ | Dec 30, 2005
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    10/07/2005 8:38:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 103 replies · 4,140+ views
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    01/14/2005 6:41:47 PM PST · by MJY1288 · 178 replies · 2,987+ views
    White House, Yahoo | 1-14-05
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