Expose: Walters Did Not Want Rosie O'Donnell Back on 'The View'

May 25th, 2015 11:23 AM
A lengthy expose in the new Vanity Fair claims veteran journalist Barbara Walters wasn't thrilled that Rosie O'Donnell would return to The View. Writer Suzanna Andrews asked the show creator and long-time star if bringing back the liberal comedienne was a good idea. Walters paused and then responded, "Rosie and Whoopi together was not peaches and cream... I don’t think we needed the two of them…

Not a Joke: Walters Hails 'View' for 'Serious Political Discussion'

March 27th, 2015 1:22 PM
Retired host Barbara Walters on Friday returned to The View to celebrate the show's 4000th episode. The self-congratulatory edition featured Walters bragging, "We had some very serious political discussions. We had very serious guests. We had the president."  The co-host enthused, "When Obama came on the show that was a very big deal, a sitting president on the daytime show." 
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YouTube or ABC? Internet Star's Question the Same as Barbara Walters

January 23rd, 2015 12:10 PM
All three networks on Friday morning promoted Barack Obama's "interesting," "unconventional" interviews with YouTube personalities, including one who is famous for taking a bath in milk and Fruit Loops. One question was very similar a query from ABC journalist Barbara Walters in 2011.  
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Notable Quotables: Leave Influencing Elections to Biased Journalists

January 12th, 2015 9:44 AM
Now online: the January 12 edition of Notable Quotables, MRC’s bi-weekly compilation of the latest outrageous quotes in the liberal media. This week, ABC's Barbara Walters pushes conservative philanthropist David Koch to stay out of politics: “Do you think it’s fair that just because you have billions of dollars, you can influence elections?” At the same time, NBC congressional reporter Luke…
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Year-End Awards: The Pantsuit Patrol Award

December 27th, 2014 11:50 AM
For the last several days, NewsBusters has been showcasing the Media Research Center’s “Best Notable Quotables of 2014” as a way to review the worst media bias of 2014. Today’s categories: the Pantsuit Patrol Award for Boosting Hillary Clinton, and the America’s Royal Baby Award.

Bozell & Graham Column on the Worst of 2014: 'Victory for the Haters'

December 23rd, 2014 11:34 PM
Historians will record that 2014 was a terrible year for liberal Democrats, not just at the polls but also in the news. The networks spent most of the fall campaign pretending there wasn’t a fall campaign, and for good reason. Obama’s Hope and Change aura had completely sunk into the muck as Obama’s honesty and competence both took a hit in the hard news of ISIS and Ebola. But if Team Obama…
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Year-End Awards: The Media Hero Award

December 22nd, 2014 10:41 AM
Last week, the Media Research Center announced the “Best Notable Quotables of 2014,” and NewsBusters is reviewing the list as a way to reflect on the worst media bias of the year. Today, the “Media Hero Award,” with quotes showcasing journalists' adoration for liberals past and present.
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Barbara Walters To David Koch: People Call You ‘An Evil Billionaire’

December 15th, 2014 11:18 AM
On Sunday night, ABC’s Barbara Walters hosted her annual 10 Most Fascinating People program which featured billionaire businessman and conservative donor David Koch as one of the “most fascinating people of 2014.” A preview of the interview aired during Sunday morning’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos portraying Koch as “one of the biggest Republican donors, a reclusive billionaire, David…
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Barbara Walters Tells David Koch ‘You’re Not Well Liked’

December 14th, 2014 12:00 PM
On Sunday, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos previewed Barbara Walters’ upcoming “Most Fascinating People” special set to air on Sunday night by playing a clip from Walters’ interview with conservative donor and businessman David Koch. Fill-in host Martha Raddatz introduced the clip of the interview by hyping “one of the more controversial parts of that legislation, provisions …
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Barbara Walters Still Loves 'Charismatic' Commie Castro

December 12th, 2014 2:22 PM
Twelve years after interviewing communist leader Fidel Castro, Barbara Walters is still mesmerized by the "charismatic" dictator.

Will Sarah Palin Join ABC's 'The View' as a Conservative Pundit

July 7th, 2014 9:20 PM
After completing her first successful season as host of the Amazing America series on the cable TV Sportsman Channel -- and being renewed for a second run of 12 episodes -- is former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin also interested in joining the depleted ranks of panelists on ABC's The View? Judging from an email interview with Marisa Guthrie of The Hollywood Reporter,…

ABC Ignores Correspondent Grilling Carney Over VA Scandal; Exalts Walt

May 16th, 2014 11:15 PM
Friday's World News on ABC mentioned the ongoing scandal surrounding the Veterans Administration only in passing, despite the fact their own chief White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl, hounded Press Secretary Jay Carney at the regular White House press briefing on the issue. Meanwhile, they set aside two full segments totaling seven minutes and 54 seconds of air time to Barbara Walters'…

Barbara Walters Fawns Over 'Most Fascinating' Hillary One Last Time on

May 16th, 2014 6:29 PM
Barbara Walters gushed over Hillary Clinton, who made a surprise appearance on the ABC personality's last episode of The View on Friday. Walters wasted little time before exclaiming to Clinton, "Why don't you just take my place on the show?" The host later exalted the former first lady as "someone we admire – and, for me, it's more than admiration – it's very deep affection." Co-host Sherri…

Bye-Bye Barbara! The Top 20 Worst of Walters Countdown

May 12th, 2014 9:39 AM
Friday marks Barbara Walters’ retirement from ABC’s The View. On that show, and throughout her forty-year career at ABC News, the longtime reporter has shown an inclination to suck-up to liberal heroes like former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (“His bold actions on issues like gun safety...has inspired many”) and ask silly softball questions to the likes of Barack Obama (“If you were a…