Thursday, May 15, 2014

As Barbara Walters retires, some irreverent comments on her legacy.

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:

HUFFINGTON POST article  in which Barbara Walters defends hiring vaccine-hating Jenny McCarthy for co-host on THE VIEW:

Article on Barbara Walters' relationship with infamous attorney (and Joseph McCarthy ally) Roy Cohn:

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