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May 12, 2013

Longtime TV news icon Barbara Walters to retire in 2014

  • 52 the number of years Barbara Walters has worked in TV news — 15 years as an anchor for NBC News’ “Today Show” and another 37 at ABC News, where she has played a pivotal role in a number of shows, including most recently “The View.” Walters, 83, will retire from the airwaves next summer, ABC News announced this evening. Walters will make a formal announcement on “The View” tomorrow. source
22:28 // 11 months ago
September 29, 2011

longertweets says: I don't see a problem with the ladies of The View criticizing Chris Christie for being fat. I think in this day and age if you can expect your leader to be morally righteous, by not being involved in extramarital affairs, the least you can do is expect them to be healthy. I don't know why the media has not made more of an issue about his weight. Everyone can point out that people are too young, too old, too much of a woman to run for office but it's taboo to say someone's too fat to run?

» SFB says: Chris Christie's weight isn't his politics. End of story. Sure, he could be healthier, but we should be accepting of people different from us. (And who claims people are “too much of a woman”? Age arguments are slightly more understandable, but kind of in the same boat.) It’s a cop-out when there are more important issues. There are so many better reasons to criticize him than for his weight, and if it were any other job in the country where mental agility was the key requirement, precluding someone from this job for this reason would be discriminatory. If that’s what we focus on as a society, we’re a terrible society. — Ernie @ SFB

9:27 // 2 years ago
September 28, 2011
I want to be able to say, meaningfully, ‘Bring it, fat boy!’ If you can’t honestly say, ‘Bring it, fat boy!’ then the terrorists have won.
David Letterman • Talking about Chris Christie, and in the process, ticking us off for similar reasons that the women of “The View” did. You want to make fun of Chris Christie? Find a better reason than his weight, buck tooth. He’s given you plenty of ammo.
11:15 // 2 years ago
0:54 // 2 years ago
June 10, 2011

brooklynmutt:

Barbara Walters: I don’t think Anthony Weiner has denied it. (The X-rated Weiner photo, Walters says she has seen it)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Then it must be a flattering photo.

Barbara Walters: Let me tell you something. It is.

Barbara Walters: The news industry’s Betty White.

1:04 // 2 years ago
October 15, 2010
13:00 // 3 years ago