HomeTVABCABC Denies Barbara Walters is Retiring Next Year Jillian Bowe December 15, 2011 ABC, ABC News, Daytime, News, Talk Shows, The View 6 Comments Sorry kids, it looks as though Barbara Walters was trying her comedy routine out on President Barack Obama. TMZ reports the veteran journalist is not headed for retirement, despite her statement when interviewing the President. Senior Vice President of ABC News Jeff Schneider told the site: Barbara has joked that she is retiring every year since the Clinton Administration. Anyone who just did a day trip to Syria, 90-minute prime time special and an interview with the President and First Lady hardly sounds like someone retiring from anything. Did Babs pull an okey doke on Obama to snag an interview? When TMZ asked Schneider if Walters exaggerated in order to do so, he laughed and stated: She's one of the greatest bookers who ever lived. Photo by PR Photos 6 Responses DaytimeFan0001 December 16, 2011 Too bad. I might have a shred of respect for the broad if she actually took a hint and called it quits. I don’t know what I can’t stand more, her or The View! Log in to Reply AdamDrake December 16, 2011 Wait a minute! You’re buying this??? Yeah, because ABC’s PR department has NEVER lied to us before. I’m a little astounded, I have to say… Log in to Reply thecourt99 December 16, 2011 Personally, I think it is time for her to retire. The View has put a dent in her credibility lately Katie Couric’s end of year special put Babs’ to shame…and it was more substantial. I’m just sick of her. Log in to Reply craigcp December 17, 2011 What no more baba wawa. Log in to Reply stefanstavros December 17, 2011 Honey you are a skeleton go stick it somewhere the sun don’t shine Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 December 18, 2011 As long as Barbara keeps pandering to the DISGUSTING likes of the Kardashians, I won’t give two figs if she decides to take down her tent and move on………. She needs to stop kowtowing to the lowest common denominators of Hollyweird garbage and get back to doing REAL news about REAL people who matter. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.