HomeTVTalk ShowsWould Barbara Walters Rather SMACK Sherri Shepherd Than Let Her Speak on The View? Luke Kerr November 13, 2013 26 Comments How should a woman defend the argument women aren't harder on each other men are? If you are Barbara Walters, you interrupt your female co-host repeatedly and nearly hit her while trying to make the point! The Huffington Post chronicled the debate between ABC's retiring legendary interviewer, guest host Joe Scarborough and Sherri Shepherd, during which Walters prevented Sherri from disagreeing about topic. "Women are so much tougher on other women than men are," Scarborough said. "I think that's a myth," Walters fired back. Shepherd disagreed with Walters once more and began to speak to Scarborough's point. "We are–" she began. But Walters interrupted her again, this time sticking her hand out to stop her from speaking. "I don't think that," Walters said, holding her hand in front of Shepherd. "I think that most women– and I work all the time with women– and they are supporting and helpful." "I think you're not seeing women–" Shepherd began again. This time Walters interrupted her again. She lifted her hand and pushed it toward Shepherd, nearly smacking her in the face! "[I've worked] seventeen years on this show, and you haven't seen it," Walters said. Watch the clip at The Huffington Post and decide for yourself if Walters almost struck Shepherd, even if it would have been accidently. 26 Responses DevinMissesOLTL November 13, 2013 When oh when is Moses gonna go on up into the mountain?! I do respect Ms. Walters for the icon and trailblazer she is but DAMN lady! Give up the chair already, its been long enough. She is the reason I stopped watching The View a couple years back. Log in to Reply giogio November 13, 2013 She should leave that show to the now generation and go hide her horrible actions and not let anyone see that side of her. I dont watch that show anymore cause when I see her and how she acts i cringe. She’s not a nice person. PERIOD. If I were Sherri I would not even look at her when she comes in and just wait for her to leave. Log in to Reply Divatude58 November 13, 2013 The irony is that she is talking about how women have been so great to each other in her career at the same time she dismisses and disrespects a co-worker. Priceless! Log in to Reply really November 13, 2013 Barbara Walters is terrible and if you watch the show it is painfully obvious everyone else HATES her and wants her gone. Her behavior yesterday was the final straw. She was out and out RUDE to Sheri (whom I can’t stomach) and Joe, not to mention Whoopie. She flat out proved Joe and Sheri’s point with her behavior. She is painfully out of touch and just wants to be the center of attention. Its time to have her go. She makes it hard to watch an already difficult to watch show. Log in to Reply nysam November 13, 2013 During my career I have noticed that women who are harder on women tend to fall into an older generation. Women who came up through the working ranks in the 60s/70s/early 80s when it still wasn’t the “norm” for women to be in the work place often treat younger women the way they were treated when they first started competing with men in the workforce. It’s a lot like the abuser/victim mentality. Older women treat younger women the way they were treated. They didn’t have it easy so why should these young whippersnappers? I honestly think B. Walters is clueless and doesn’t see that she is in the wrong. As a women’s pioneer she honestly thinks that being hard on other women is going to make them more competitive in the workforce. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon November 13, 2013 It’s time for Barbara to go gently into that good night. She’s turned into the journalistic equivalent of a 60-year-old Go-go dancer. It’s not pretty. Log in to Reply sanka9 November 13, 2013 Women have such an idealized view of themselves that they can’t see how bitchy they can be. Log in to Reply richalan67 November 13, 2013 Armageddon, I wish I had not been eating my lunch when I read your 60 year old go go dancer reference!! I cannot stand that woman. She is a horrible and vindictive woman who needs to go chill out in a rest home. Log in to Reply Divatude58 November 13, 2013 [quote=sanka9]Women have such an idealized view of themselves that they can’t see how bitchy they can be.[/quote] I don’t think that women have an idealized view of themselves at all. I think Barbara Walters is single minded in her opinions. However, I take issue with the term “bitcy”. It is every bit a gender slur as any racially derogatory epithet. Afterall, one rarely trots it it out in anger over a man’s behavior, unless the man in question is gay. In which case, the user of the word is likening his bad behavior to that of a female. It’s offensive. Log in to Reply Peaceole November 13, 2013 While I do not agree with the almost smack I am sorry I tape the show and 95% of the time when Sherri speaks I fast forward. She rarely makes sense and she so tries to be funny but she is not. Half the time she has no clue and half the time Sherri is the one trying to interrupt anyone. She LOVES attention. Log in to Reply pferrando November 13, 2013 The View just continues to fall apart… Log in to Reply giogio November 13, 2013 She acts like all those who are on the view should kiss her ass for the opportunity. Shes from the old school. She needs to be ignored cause you cant tell her to shut up cause she would put her hand in your face. My whole life I worked on Wall Street and if someone ever did that to an employee heads would roll. If I were Sherri I would have said straight on the air… F you and the horse you rode in on. Sherri is a sweetheart and a working mother just trying to live like us all. I hope she gets the opportunity to get away from that hot mess. Log in to Reply sanka9 November 13, 2013 I should have just commented on my observation of Barbara & not generalize “women” but hey my opinion is out there now lol! Too bad I can’t claim that my account has been hacked. Log in to Reply Yoryla November 13, 2013 I have liked and appreciated Babs over the years, but really, the woman is 84 years old, retire already, I mean sheesh. Log in to Reply goyankees November 13, 2013 Something about Babs turned for me about 6 years ago. I KNOW, I KNOW, and I’m NOT DEFENDING SARAH PALIN, but Barbara and Katie Couric made it their mission to destroy the woman in the press. It was gross. Haven’t liked either one since (I’m a registered UNAFFILIATED INDEPENDANT voter BTW)… But I saw them for what they were. Totally turned me off. Enough Barbara. Just PLEASE take Jenny w/you when you go? Log in to Reply really November 13, 2013 [quote=goyankees]Something about Babs turned for me about 6 years ago. I KNOW, I KNOW, and I’m NOT DEFENDING SARAH PALIN, but Barbara and Katie Couric made it their mission to destroy the woman in the press. It was gross. Haven’t liked either one since (I’m a registered UNAFFILIATED INDEPENDANT voter BTW)… But I saw them for what they were. Totally turned me off. Enough Barbara. Just PLEASE take Jenny w/you when you go?[/quote] um they really didn’t. Katie asked her standard questions that you’d ask a VP candidate and quite a few soft ball questions. The fact that she flubbed on the soft ball questions is on her. Sara was running for VP she needed to be grilled. Babs has been a mess for a long time, and honestly a lot of what she says is beyond offensive. The day she argued with Whoopie that black people wanted white hair, was the day they should have pulled her off the air. I mean she seriously told Whoopie and Sheri about what black women want. Log in to Reply Marland Fan November 13, 2013 The show is a hot mess right now. Whoopie looks bored most of the time, Jenny’s a disaster, Sherri dominates every discussion, and Barbara has a few too many senior moments. In the immortal words of Seinfeld’s Kramer, “time to shut down and retool.” Log in to Reply DaytimeFan0001 November 13, 2013 Haha at Babs denial. She’s the biggest bitch. I hate her and Sherri, but that behavior proves how unprofessional she is. Someone cancel this sinking ship!! It’s UNWATCHABLE. Log in to Reply pferrando November 14, 2013 goyankees…are you serious about your Palin comment? Katie asking Sarah P. what news magazines she read to keep up on world events was an attempt to bring her down? Palin wasn’t even smart enough to lie and mention one? Don’t blame Couric for Palin’s lack of sense. Really. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon November 14, 2013 And really how can anybody bring Sarah Palin down? She’s already as low as it’s possible to get. Coded racist language? Check. Disseminating false information for political gain? Check. Lack of concern for society’s less fortunate? Check. Allegations of corruption and misuse of funds while in office? Check. Log in to Reply acela November 14, 2013 Oh please. We brought out some true blue View fans from the woodwork with the Palin mention. Sarah Palin looks like Einstein, compared to liar Babs & the other lame-brains. Log in to Reply pferrando November 14, 2013 SoapA :beer: Log in to Reply logan_echolls November 14, 2013 [quote=DevinMissesOLTL]When oh when is Moses gonna go on up into the mountain?! I do respect Ms. Walters for the icon and trailblazer she is but DAMN lady! Give up the chair already, its been long enough. She is the reason I stopped watching The View a couple years back.[/quote] It is so great to come to a post and the first comment is so genius. Log in to Reply blake3b November 15, 2013 Poor lady just doesn’t want to give it up and retire with some respect like she used to have does she? I’d LOVE to see Sherri Shepard go off on her and set that woman straight. Maybe she’ll get her chance when Walters is in a nursing home. Log in to Reply blake3b November 15, 2013 Poor lady just doesn’t want to give it up and retire with some respect like she used to have does she? I’d LOVE to see Sherri Shepard go off on her and set that woman straight. Maybe she’ll get her chance when Walters is in a nursing home. Log in to Reply liason4real November 15, 2013 Babs has already announced she’s stepping back from being on The View next May, but will remain as co-EP with Bill Geddy. Katie bombed so it will be no surprise if she ends up on The View. 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