Tears of a Clown: Barbara Walters on a "Sensitive" Brian Frons




Whoopi Goldberg brought up the cancellations of All My Children and One Life To Live on The View today. When it was time for The View co-creator, Barbara Walters  to weigh in, she revealed how "upset" ABC Daytime President Brian Frons was. Walters stated:

We all found out on Thursday and Brian Frons who is the head of daytime, was when he announced it, although it's was a terrible shock , he was about as sensitive... He was almost in tears himself.

Really, in tears? We all saw the video Frons made... He didn't look too torn up about blowing apart AMC and OLTL in favor of The Chew and The Revolution to me. Plus, didn't he just finish telling Deadline this had been in the works for over a year? Why would he be emotional if he's known about it for that long? ABC's lack of PR consistency strikes again!

Barbara Walters Photo by PR Photos.


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Yea right, Barbara! And I have a bridge I would like to sell you.

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I was actually laughing when she said that!!! Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

I heard Sheri saying she first watch AMC with her grandmother while she was braiding her hair. They basically just towed the company line.

Tears right!!! That video showed what a cold, heartless idiot he is!!!

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Barbara Walters I don't know how you said that with a straight face !!! OH WAIT yes I can HER FACE DOESNT MOVE from all the botox !!!

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Did anyone noticed ABC got that video pulled down from YouTube? Fortunately, enough of us saw it so we can tell our children and our children's children what a tool that guy always was! Wink

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Oh what bull crap you killed three soaps under your watch,only a matter of time before you kill gh too.

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BW Was Just Spinning. Thats All She Does Is Sit & Spin

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He was near tears because he knew he would have to leave work in the underground tunnels that day...he was probably scared. You can't blame them for doing what their bosses want, it's just pretty frustrating to hear all this pablum[a word I learned from All My Children :-)].

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of course barbra would say those things cause he controls the fate of the view does he not??? i was listning too her say this and i too couldnt believe what she was saying..

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i seen that today and bw i cant wait till the view get cancel im going to say the same thing bw dont care about nobody job but abc she get on my nevorus idk about the view i know sherri want to say that she was very upset but they cant say negative they have to keep there job lol

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I'm weeping into my hanky for him as we speak.

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LOL. Barbara is only doing what she is told. I can't dog her for that.

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Barbra just made me lmao. She should have just kept her mouth shut, cause a lot of people saw that video. So I dont believe that for one second.

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I know it is petty and immature to diss someones physical apperance, BUT Mr. Frons looks a MESS! He reminds me of someone, but I cant recall who it is..

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that true

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I think she's confusing heartbreakk tears with tears of joy...because it was clearly the latter her was shedding...the d-bag!

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I'm sure Pontius Pilate wept softly when he sentenced Jesus to a crucifiction.

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Well here comes the bullshit. Going to be just like when they canceled ATWT & GL.

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That makes it offical, no more watching the Veiw those women have to know that many people are going to turn off anything ABC once this is all said and done. That includes them. No need to have the DVR's tape useless shows. Who wants to watch grown women talk over eachother. If I want to see that I can call my sister. Buh bye Babs

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And here is just another reason OLTL is the only show I watch-at any time of day-on ABC.

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Unlike Whoppie and Sherri and Elisabeth who are Soap Fans I don't think Barbara Walters may be she feels if she keeps quite she will still have Job where as Whoopie tell like it is.

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"Sensitive" my ass. If this douchebag is "sensitive," I'd HATE to see what INSENSITIVE looks like!!!

Babs, we know you are usually gracious to a fault, but you can't polish a turd!!! We can all see through Fronsie's act!!!!

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What an inane comment. Never thought I'd say this, but Baba Wahwah: STFU!!!

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In all fairness though, some of the blame needs to fall on the shoulders of Sweeney Todd, the bitch mass murderer of ABC soaps.

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I don't believe one word of it.

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Barbara was trying to get a show on herself. A male version of the view. I did not see the view today. I was doing something else at the time. I am trying to decide what to do with the ABC boycott, etc. Looking at the soaps and I think they are fools not to keep OLTL. It is the best. I keep posting this because it makes me feel better.

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Umm ... me thinks Babs has Frons confused with The Fonz ... maybe she should have him, Frons, on her 10 most influential asshats and then he can cry during their interview .. bullsheet

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I swear If The Male Version Of The View Was Ready To Go, It Would Have Taken GH's Time Slot. Trust That.

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This is just a shame if statue of BW have to kiss old Frons ass is very telling and sad. Sad Sad(

Peace

PS
Dianh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX_vDcMRnGA&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

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I want to see that picture of him crying! And if he was crying I bet those were tears of fear of how many fans would get in that tail for canceling these shows.

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I don't expect her to get on Frons' show to say he's an idiot. I mean what else can she say "Damage Control." Classic Frons. The Mouse House wants these gone. He's their henchman they hired him to develop new shows he did his job.

Instead of him trying to figure out a way to "keep" soaps on air he fails and again everything he's done he's destroyed and is a millionaire for re-hashing other creations from other channels. Remember his success were copying American creations by others for shows overseas.

He lies and lies continuously... habitually...he said these are rumors he didn't even tell his employees until after the press release when he assured all that its not true. Its the bad people of the press; I can go on but why bother. He's ageist, misogynistic and has no use for people of color. He wrote these shows in the ground he said he was re-defining the genre "with his vision."

He personally dictated story and put his favorites up front and center to brand his shows while those he didn't like for some odd reason because they didn't fit his definition of pretty and / or sexy he destroyed in story to stifle their popularity and kept them backburnered...this man is a liar and I am not interested in anything he does because I know the vision behind it. Why in the hell am I seeing Kelly Monaco and Laura Wright the face of GH and not the actress who was with this show since age seven Kimberly McCoullough not marketing this show as the face of GH...I'll tell you why they are on his pets list that's why.
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