Sunday, June 16, 2024

Barbara Walters Didn’t Retire After All, Snags Interview with Assassin’s Dad


Barbara Walters retired… from The View… on May 16th. Today is June 9th. She has come out of retirement. If she ever was in it. Walters will interview Peter Rodger, father of Elliot Rodger, who killed all those people in Santa Barbara. The interview will air on “20/20” when ABC doesn’t care how old the correspondents look. They just wanted her off The View, where young people buy stuff from ads. Barbara has not retired, and will not retire. She will interview people until she stops breathing, at which time an Avatar or Hologram will take over. ABC News does not know what they’re dealing with. Cue Jennifers Holliday and Hudson: “Am I telling you I’m not going.” Get it, Ben Sherwood? You know Putin is next.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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