I have always respected Barbara Walters. For me she has always appeared fair and trustworthy as a journalist and reached levels of unrivaled success in her field.
I enjoyed her on 20/20, however I do not watch her daily show, The View.
Currently, I’m not feeling the love.
Barbara, why are you spilling your guts about a secret affair you had many years ago with Senator Edward Brooks?
Did you hold on to this information your whole life knowing you would write your autobiography at age 78?
Senator Brooks is now 88 years old and has since divorced the wife he was married to when the affair occurred. He is currently married to someone else.
Did he know you were going to open this can of worms? Was it necessary?
I have to say I am disappointed if this was a tactic used to ramp up sales of your book, not a judgment on having the affair.
If anyone has had an amazing life to write about, it’s you. To throw in these details for media attention seems gratuitous. I would have bought your memoir anyway.
Was it necessary to include the affair for a true autobiographical account? Or could it just have been left out?
What do you think?