Yesterday I caught the View, ok
everyday I record it. I usually watch it to listen to Hot Topics. It's kinda boring now without Rosie, but I like Joy and I like to hear what Elizabeth says as it makes me feel that much smarter. Yesterday after listening to Baba Wawa
I feel so much more smarter and sensitive than normal. On the topic of Tammy Faye Messner
, Barb insinuated that Tammy Faye was such a media whore she didn't know when to stop appearing on TV, and should never have appeared on the Larry King Show as close to death as she was. Didn't she want to go out on top, looking fabulous and be remembered that way. Babs went on to say that she always knew when to say when, and gave an example of how she left at the pinnacle
of her career from 20/20
NEWS ALERT: Babs you way past you out of touch revisionist, you were pushed out for the up and coming, John Stossell
and Elizabeth Vargas. She further put her foot in her mouth by suggesting that she doesn't have to compete for interviews anymore, that she has reached a point in her career where she chooses who she wants to make cry.
NEWS ALERT: She lost the Paris Hilton interview to Larry King; Her explanation: Babs told the New York Post's Cindy Adams that (above at the Tribeca
Film Festival, it's nice to have a gossip columnist as a friend I thought when I took this photo, they probably won't write the truth about you,) she told Cindy that though she was prepared to talk to the heiress, she felt that snagging the first post-clink interview was not up to her standards
of journalism. (RIGHT - LOL
Look, I've done prison interviews before, but people like the Menendez
Brothers were really important news stories," Babs said. "This wasn't. (I wonder how Bab's "good friend" Kathy Hilton will feel about her daughter's sentence not being considered serious enough for Barbara to report on. I think I can hear the scratching off of Barbara's name from the Hilton's Christmas card list.)
NEWS ALERT : June 11 (AP) - Paris Hilton
made a phone call to the View host, Barbara Walters, on Sunday around 3 p.m. ET to talk about her state of mind, ABC News reports. On Monday's edition of The View, Walters told her cohosts
that Hilton "sounded tired but totally aware of what she was saying." In fact, Walters says that Hilton feels jail has significantly affected her attitude and self-perception. According to Walters, Hilton said: "I feel as if I'm a different person. I used to act dumb. That act is no longer cute. Now, I would like to make a difference. God has given me this new chance." (Who wouldn't want to follow up that statement with the first post jail house interview)
And in 2004 on Barbara Walters Most Fascinating List: (AP) Paris Hilton has been named one of the "most fascinating people of 2004" by celebrity journalist Barbara Walters.
Not only do I think Barbara Walters is Misogynist, but she's a bitter Icon in the winter of her years, who has definitely missed the cue that she is no longer relevant. Maybe sadly her snarky
attitude is coming through because of the double standard we all live in, as Larry King is just as old, but seems to be the preferable interviewer of important news stories.
But it doesn't excuse Barbara Walter's view and criticism
that Tammy Faye should have stayed home in bed to die, instead of courageously
saying good-bye to her fans one last time. As for Ms. Walters, I don't like her View anymore.
RIP Tammy Faye Baker Messner
Update from HughE
I am glad that I was not the only one who was disturbed by the insensitive remarks by Barbara Walters. The editor at http://www.watchingtheview.com/
agrees with me (who knew there was such a site?) **I found it interesting that Barbara said that she left 20/20 on top, but she seemed oblivious to the fact that she appears to have lost her spark in her role on The View. I think that her role could be improved if she gave opinions from the perspective of an older woman, rather than trying to be “hip” and attempting to talk about things that she does not know anything about (like the internet
I thought it was great Victoria Recaña
seemed knowledgeable and opinionated. I liked how she managed to get in what she had to say and stood up well to Barbara doubting some of her points (like about Tammy Faye).