Sunday, May 4, 2008

So classy, Barbara

I've never had much regard for Barbara Walters or her work. The words "overrated egomaniac" come to mind. I did have some level of respect for what she accomplished in a male-dominated field, but it's hard to have any respect for her now as she hawks her new book, "Bridging the Divide: My Life." Walters has chosen, in the book and in an appearance on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," to dish out the details of a long-ago relationship with then-U.S. Sen. Edward Brooke, shown above during his Senate years. It would be a pretty tasteless revelation to reveal the affair even if Brooke were dead, but he's not. So what Walters is doing is essentially dragging an ailing, 88-year-old man through the mud. Brooke was well known in Washington for having a rich and varied social life, but was it really necessary to bring up this information now? Of course it was. Barbara wants to sell books.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me, me, me! Look at me!!

By the way ... Did I ever tell you about my menage a trois with Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus?

May 5, 2008 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Scott Beveridge said...

Life does have a way of coming back to bite you in the butt. I don't feel sorry for him, or care much about the revelation. He could have done himself a favor and remained faithful to his wife, if the story is true.

May 5, 2008 at 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem isn't that people have affairs-- it's that we will pay them to be able to read about it while out of the other side of our mouths we condemn them.

May 5, 2008 at 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Miley-- just how immoral is showing a bare back in a magazine when the parents of half the girls her age allow their daughters to dress like streetwalkers and show their butt cracks in church? French tarts show less skin these days.

May 5, 2008 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Pretty unprofessional as a "journalist" if you ask me. She should be fired. Yes, even after all these years since the affair.

May 6, 2008 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger PRIguy said...

I think the bigger question here is who in the hell would want to have sex with Barbara Walters???

I wouldn't buy her book, I refuse to watch Oprah, and I just don't care what she does in her private life. I can say this with conviction, though: Journalism should be above this nonsense. To me, all credibility is lost when one who purports to be a journalist uses poor grammar, mispronounces words, or boasts of sexual liaisons with politicos. It's almost as infuriating as using "media" as a singular word.

May 7, 2008 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger PRIguy said...

On Miley Cyrus...I was amazed at how fast the PR and damage control people stepped into the picture. They started even before the pictures were released. I don't agree with the pose...not for a girl her age. But hey - Vanessa Hudgens survived the nude picture scandal and was retained by Disney. Miley will be fine. She makes too much money for Disney. Shame on her parents, though. I thought they claimed to be somewhat religious.

May 7, 2008 at 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew Disney was doomed as a beacon for "family entertainment" (as Walt Disney used the term) when they started allowing fart jokes in their movies. Of course what was "family entertainment" in 1956 isn't the same as it is 52 years later. I think the previous poster is on to something with the point about how teenage girls dress nowadays--and I'm old enough to remember when bras and girdles disappeared, supposedly signaling the demise of morals across the planet.

May 9, 2008 at 2:20 PM  

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