Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Barbara Walters Made Whoopee!

by Burt Prelutsky - May 26th, 2008 - Townhall.com

It’s an odd thing about the way in which the two genders deal with their sexual experiences. Early on, it’s most often males who do all the bragging, even if they have to lie about it. However, as the years go by, it tends to be the female of the species who does most of the boasting. I’m not sure whether that’s because as women age, they’re anxious to remind everyone that once upon a time they were hot stuff or whether it’s just that women have better memories and are far more likely to keep diaries.

What brings this to mind is that Barbara Walters, in order to hype her new book, is blabbing all over the place about an affair she and former Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke carried on during the 70s.

One place where Walters is blabbing about her affair with a married man is on the Oprah Winfrey show, scheduled to air today. You can see more about this here. On the show, Oprah is not too impressed with the admission and insults Walters with the argument that she was Brooke's "mistress", a term that Walters clearly doesn't appreciate. Walters accuses Oprah of being the "mistress" for a married man too and Oprah takes offense at that.

This exchange has clear connotations of anger on Oprah's side. I wonder if what makes Oprah mad is the idea that a white woman would have an affair with a black man?


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