Thursday, May 15, 2014

Barbara Walters a journalist? Hardly.

So, Barbara Walters is retiring after some 40 years of successfully posing as a journalist. She is now engaged in a 'farewell tour' of some sort, going on local affiliates and talking to their anchorwomen, uttering empty platitudes.
Truth be told, I can't remember a single interview of hers that had any substance.  In fact, they were    sleep-inducing and dull.

As usual, fellow blogger Scott Holleran sums it up best. Here's a taste, followed by the link to his post.

'Barbara Walters ultimately traffics in trivia, faking sincerity every step of the way, leaving very little if any original reporting or interviewing that’s a first draft of anything let alone history. She is famous for being famous, paving the way more for people like Kim Kardashian, or, for that matter, Megyn Kelly or Rachel Maddow who appear to be passionate about news though in reality huff and puff and add very little to one’s knowledge of what happens or matters. Walters’ lengthy career represents everything shrill, shallow and vapid about today’s barely legal or existent free press.'

Scott Holleran

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