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Barbara Walters set to retire in 2014: reports

US broadcasting icon Barbara Walters, 83, is poised to announce her retirement next year in the coming weeks, US news media reported Thursday. The New York Times, quoting “an executive familiar with the newswoman’s plans,” said a formal announcement of Walter’s retirement would likely be made on “The View,” a…

‘Anonymous’ hacks Syrian president’s email with ’12345′ password

Unknown members of the hacker collective “Anonymous” reportedly broke into the private email account of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad this week and learned that the embattled dictator is not one much for electronic security. That’s because he picked the second-weakest password around: “12345,” according to documents published by Israeli news…

Obama denies being ‘Spock-like’

It’s official: US President Barack Obama has nothing to do with highly logical, largely insensitive Mr. Spock character on the science fiction TV show “Star Trek.” “What’s the biggest misconception about you?” ABC interviewer Barbara Walters asked Obama. “Me being detached, or Spock-like, or very analytical,” said Obama. “People who…

Barbara Walters calls Syrian dictator a ‘mild-mannered ophthalmologist’

ABC News personality Barbara Walters went to Syria this week to interview dictator Bashar al-Assad about his deadly crackdown on protesters and came back to report that he was “not a wild, crazy man.” “Bashar al-Assad is a dictator by accident, a mild-manner ophthalmologist,” Walters told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Wednesday.…

What a weird way to be smug

Okay, I realize that Elizabeth Hasselbeck is probably trying to be funny here, but still, I think this entire exchange between her and Barbara Walters is telling. The mother of three said she does not want to have more kids on View co-host Barbara Walters’ SIRIUS Satellite Radio show, Here’s…

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