Yes, Barbara Walters interviewed many Important News Figures and was treated abominably by then-ABC News colleague Harry Reasoner when they were a nightly news anchor team in the 1970s. But, for balance, the stories below need to be factored into her decades-long impact on news and infotainment.
SALON article: http://www.salon.com/2014/05/15/barbara_walterss_real_legacy_is_the_view_and_thats_worse_for_women_than_we_realize/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
HUFFINGTON POST article in which Barbara Walters defends hiring vaccine-hating Jenny McCarthy for co-host on THE VIEW: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/03/barbara-walters-jenny-mccarthy-criticism_n_4193956.html
Article on Barbara Walters' relationship with infamous attorney (and Joseph McCarthy ally) Roy Cohn: http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2008/05/barbara-walters-why-i-was-roy-cohns.html