Journalist Barbara Walters was reportedly unhappy with the direction of “The View,” a show she helped create in 1997.
A source told Page Six, “She feels they’ve ruined the franchise that she and Bill Geddie built. Instead of focusing on smart, educated women with strong talent, they cast uninformed child actors on the show. The legacy has been compromised because of poor casting and bad leadership under ABC News.”
In 2014, Walters lost her stake in the show, and since her co-creator Bill Geddie left the show one year after that, things have taken a turn for the worse.
It’s no wonder Walters, 87, was unhappy with how the show has evolved.
“Walters is so over the show that she even ditched a post-election appearance, which reunited original hosts, Debbie Matenopoulos, Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar and Star Jones,” Page Six reported.
An ABC spokesperson reportedly had nothing but positive things to say about Walters. “There’s no better producer than Barbara Walters, and we’re always grateful for her notes about the show. The ratings are up, and we’re very proud of the team.”
“The View” has been riddled with a number of controversial shake ups, the latest being the departure of Candace Cameron-Bure, who announced last week that she would not be returning to the show.
The show has allowed some conservative voices over the years, including Bure and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, but those voices have often been drowned out by unhinged liberals.