Saturday, February 11, 2012

Babs, it's time for you to go.

The past week everyone has been a buzz about Mimi Alford aka the Monica Lewinsky of the JFK administration. If you've read my blog for any amount of time, you know that I am a huge admirer of JFK and also an avid student of that period in history. I received a ton of text messages and phone calls from people back home telling me about her interview with Meredith Viera.

I remember reading about her in Robert Lepak's "An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963." I also remember reading about several other women that JFK slept with throughout the years. I remember her releasing her press release and reading a small blurb about it in the NY Times and then she basically disappeared. I don't agree with the many affairs JFK had, including this one, by any means. Never have and never will.

So I of course tuned in Wednesday night to see what she had to say. I wanted to see if she seemed genuine or if this was just someone trying to cash in. I thought that for the content of the book and the vivid details that are in there, Meredith conducted the interview quite gracefully. She was respectful of the position that Mimi was coming from and never once treated this woman like she was trash.

Then during a break from class yesterday morning, I saw twitter exploding with tweet after tweet about how the ladies from the View blasted Ms. Alford for writing this book all these years later. I immediately knew that it was most likely Barbara Walters who was doing the blasting.

I have been saying for years that I do not like Barbara Walters. While I respect that she is a major contributor to raising the glass ceiling, she is one of the rudest people I've ever seen on television. I am not going to pretend to know what it was like for her to fight to get to where she is today, but I think she is forgetting her own story because she too had affairs and in fact, ( GASP! SHOCK! THE HORROR!!) wrote a book about it and made a lot of money from it as well.

So I want to know where she gets off treating this woman like she is the scum of the earth. At this point, everyone knows that JFK is a prime example of the Great Man Theory-in short, great men have great flaws-and his flaw was his philandering ways. This is not something that is new. The difference between JFK and Bill Clinton is the breakdown in the media and distrust in government that happened during the Nixon administration.

I am just flat out appalled by this interview and by Barbara Walters. It is absolutely obvious that Walters was pissed more about the fact that she didn't get the big interview and Meredith Viera did then about the fact that Mimi Alford wrote this book.

Barbara Walters has sat down with Angelina Jolie before and never once did she ask her such calculating questions as to why she broke up Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt's marriage. I mean if she's gonna drag one mistress through the mud, at least be consistent with her treatment.

That to me is why it is obvious that Barbara Walters was rude, impolite, crude, distasteful, tacky, and classless in this interview. Bottom line, Babs was pissed because she didn't get the interview.

Gee, I wonder why.

By the way, I thought Ms. Alford handled herself very well.

What do y'all think about this? (I'm kinda afraid to ask to be honest.)

That's all I've got this morning. Just thought I'd throw in a little politics to help live up to my tagline up a little. You know gotta be consistent.

Happy Saturday!
P.S. Yes, I ordered this book.


Barbara Richmond said...

I completely agree with you! BW was way out of line. Dare I say bitchy. It was made even more uncomfortable by the fact that the other ladies did nothing. My hat's off to Ms. Alford for remaining so composed and eloquent in her defense.

Kara said...

I think BW is just too old & needs to hang up her hat before she completely ruins her reputation. Lately her interviews have been lackluster and her recent interview with Bashar al-Assad was disgraceful.

Lil' Woman said...

She obviously becomes catty when she doesn't get her way.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I could not agree more. My hats off to Mimi for keeping her cool. not sure I would've handled myself as well..

Maria said...

So true! I thought the exact same thing as I was watching the interview/bashing. BW was way out of line, disrespectful, and just rude. And she accused Mimi of writing the book just for money. Hello, you did too!

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