Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Letter to Barbara Walters

Dear Barbara,

I am so very disappointed with you, Barbara, for your recent behavior on the view. In particular, the way you hammered on John McCain as if you absolutely HATE him. What is up with that? You are supposed to be a seasoned, professional journalist. Not another Joy. I mean, from people like Joy and Rosie, we expect this sort of unprofessional behavior but from you? I will not be watching the View any more. I really think you all need to take a step back and reevaluate how you are acting. Whether you are for McCain or not, you are not supposed to be so unprofessional that you treat him with such disdain. I can only imagine the uproar that would be caused if you would have treated Obama that way. Which, of course you did not. You all practically got down on your hands and knees in praise of him. And by the way, I thought Elisabeth as usual showed great professionalism as did Sherri. You could learn a thing or two from them.

If you missed the View that day (lucky you), here is the segment I am referring to.

Now whether you like McCain or not, you have to admit they were pretty unprofessional. Barbara couldn't even bring herself to LOOK at him!

Ok, so in contrast, here is how Obama was treated on the View. Intersting isn't it?

I seriously doubt that I will get a response from anyone at the View, but if I do, I will be sure to post it here.


Ginaagain said...

I do not watch The View anymore because I don't like starting my day annoyed. I think their brand of journalism is on par with Entertainment Tonight. You just can't expect serious interviews from a bunch of harpies that are more interested in editorializing than gathering facts.

I agree that they treated McCain and Obama very differently but they didn't do a decent job of interviewing either one of them. I was offended by both. The interview of Obama was pandering and sexist and they are exactly the kind of "journalists" who are feeding the idea that he's some sort tabloid star rather than a very well educated, serious politician. The McCain interview was confrontational and rude but at least they asked him real questions... although they didn't give him a decent chance to answer.

nicrogers said...

I agree Gina. Bottom line is the View sux. lol