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.