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Barbara Walters Thinks X-Rated Anthony Weiner Photo is Flattering (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 9th 2011 3:10PM
Barbara Walters addresses the Anthony Weiner controversy on 'The View'Barbara Walters broke down her thoughts on the Anthony Weiner controversy Thursday on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC). She finds it hard to defend his actions, but doesn't think he should resign if his constituents still want him. And however offended she might be by the photos circulating that are allegedly Weiner, she admitted Thursday she found them somewhat impressive.

"What he has done is unfathomable," said Walters, "I think the pictures are disgusting, but I think he has hit rock bottom and this may be what he needed so that he changes his life. He has been a good and effective congressman." An ethics committee can investigate and chastise, she added, but he shouldn't step down.

Joy Behar said there was nothing to prove the photos weren't someone else, jokingly suggesting they might be Andrew Breitbart, who broke "Weinergate." Elisabeth Hasselbeck said the X-rated photo must be flattering if Weiner didn't deny they were him. "Let me tell you something," said Walters, "it is."

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Barbara Walters, quite an expert on Capitol Hill dimensions after having dated Senators John Warner and Edward Brooke, said on her ABC's "The View" that it's "impressive". To which the neocon panelist Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who's reveling in the faux pas of 'Dem boner (no, not the Speaker of the House), could only grudgingly agree. So ultimately it may be a good thing for the country: To show that it's possible to forge bipartisan support on issues critical to American interests.

June 10 2011 at 10:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Barbara Walters condemned Speaker Boehner for his excessive emotion and said he needs a psychiatrist but has nothing but praise for Rep. A. Weiner's dick, overlooking all the other serious ramifications of Weiner's obscene behavior. What a disconnect. Babwa Wawa is a two-faced, smarmy hypocrite. I was so astounded and disgusted that I turned the TV off after that segment. It was almost as shocking and disgusting as Walter's coverage of the Royal Wedding where she simply could not stop talking about Alexander McQueen's suicide — even when Kate Middleton was standing in the vestibule of The Abbey, waiting to walk down the aisle. It was sick and twisted and macabre, and I began to wonder if 81-year-old Walters is starting to lose it. Thank God for Diane Sawyer's quick thinking and delightfully informed commentary that took the creepy edge off Babwa — who spoiled the ABC coverage for me, forcing me to watch the Royal Wedding on another channel, though I enjoy Diane Sawyer. Barbara Walters doesn't seem to care that U.S. Rep. A. Weiner is an exhibitionist who craves shock and awe ... and her praise of his XXXX just feeds his OC-fixation/fetish. Eighty-one year old Barbara Walters lost a lot of respect this morning. She could have handled the A. Weiner story so differently and made a meaningful contribution to a wretched, grotesque subject, instead, she pulled a senior citizen version of Anthony Weiner! Really gross and disgusting. When will Barbara Walters finally do the right thing and gracefully step away from center stage before she's forced to leave?

June 10 2011 at 1:16 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

One must wonder how flattering she'd find it if it was a conservative that had been the perpetrator.

June 09 2011 at 6:54 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Nancy Martin

Barbara Walters is such a hypocrite. Just because she's friends with The Wieners, all of a sudden, he should be able to stay in office. I can't tell you how many other times a similar situation has come up on The View and Barbara is all about "off with his head" and he shouldn't be running for office or he shouldn't be re-elected. But friendship trumps all and she's supporting this disgusting individual. I mean really....who would even date this guy no less want him to represent you in Congress. I don't know any woman out there who would look at his disgusting picture and say, "Gee, I'd like a piece of that".

June 09 2011 at 6:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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