Revealed: Gov. Palin declined Walters’ offer to guest co-host ‘The View’


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In an exclusive story published by Breitbart News Tuesday, columnist Tony Lee reported that Barbara Walters had personally offered Sarah Palin a guest host spot on “The View,” but the governor turned her down. Lee says this revelation makes Walters’ failure to hold late night gutter comic Bill Maher accountable for his “retarded” slur against Trig Palin “even more interesting.”

Breitbart News has learned that less than a month before Barbara Walters defended Bill Maher’s vicious attacks on Sarah Palin’s special-needs son, Walters personally called Palin’s camp to ask if the former Alaska governor could be a guest co-host on The View sometime during the months before the legendary anchor retires from TV journalism.

Maher mocked Palin’s special needs son by referring to him as “retarded” during a June 8 Las Vegas show.

When Palin’s schedule did not allow for her to guest host, Palin’s advisers left the invitation as an open question. This back story makes Walters’s refusal to defend Palin’s special needs son, Trig, from Bill Maher’s “retarded” attacks even more interesting.

Walters, who grew up with a special needs sister, said on June 17 on The View that she did not think Maher was “mean-spirited” when he referred to Palin’s son as “retarded.” Walters speculated that Maher did not know the word could be hurtful. Maher, it should be noted, has had a history of making degrading and malicious comments toward women and kids with special needs. And as Breitbart News’ John Nolte pointed out, even Walters’s in-studio audience was not buying this defense and was left silent.

Palin adviser Doug McMarlin told Breitbart News, “A few weeks ago, Barbara Walters invited Governor Palin to guest host The View, schedules didn’t work, and now she and Whoopi are defending this despicable behavior attacking Governor Palin’s young special needs son.”

“I don’t imagine the ladies of The View would stand by if Maher attacked Barbara’s special needs sister or write it off as if he just didn’t realize what he was doing,” McMarlin continued. “Bill Maher has made millions off of violent and hateful speech designed to keep him in the headlines; his behavior is indefensible.”

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Did Walters defend the indefensible because Sarah Palin refused her offer to appear on the program? If such is the case, it would have the implication that the aging ABC television figure is petty and vindictive. But what other plausible explanation can there be for the free pass Walters gave Maher for his reprehensible slur against a defenseless child?

Cross-posted at The SPJ and SarahNET

– JP

  • Good she doesn’t need that garbage !!

  • WaWa and Whoopie are cruel people…

  • HIGH FIVE to you Sarah, you make us all very proud of you as always!!!!

  • Smart decision. Why should they use Gov.Palin to increase their ratings.

  • Very smart lady, do not let them use you Ma’am. You have my support..

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  • You stand by your good spirited and honest Family Values Sarah, You are the Real American Family Example for so many. GOD Has been so Good to you and yours. and I think you made the right choice by not accepting B.W.’s Invitation. You are so above that.P.S.You really should Run For President. You Do Represent Americas Finest….

  • the VIEW is just another LIBERAL plan pushing SHOW … so GLAD she DECIDED not to lower her STANDARDS !

  • Good! Why would anyone want to sit down with some of the stupidest women on the planet while they lie and push a leftist agenda.

  • I don’t blame her! No body watches that crap!

  • after the way Whoopie and Barbra stuck up for that idiot I dont blame her

  • Personally I hope that she NEVER honors that disgusting show with her presence HOWEVER I do understand that she’d be preaching to a diifferent choir than she does on FOX and that could be a good thing.

  • Yea for you Sarah!

  • She’d have to bring her stun gun……or her “nightstick”…….to zap those idiots!!
    But betcha the ratings would go through the roof!!

  • Right you are David..and why would they be asking someone so irrelevant as they all seem to claim that she is to be guest-hosting their show? RATINGS – RATINGS – RATINGS!!!!!! Which all goes to prove their hypocrisy as what kind of producer would invite an IRRELEVANT person to sit in Barbra Walters chair????? Sarah makes utter fools of them all.
    Would that be the “nightstick” that bears the serial number PALIN – 001? And is the official name of said “stick” a Henry Repeating Arms BIG BOY 44 Magnum Rifle? Talk about ((BOOM))!!!! 🙂

  • paul

    the view… the scum… the ugly…. if you watch the show you are the show.. to watch is to be it.. unless you are watching to verify something said that you just cannot believe anyone could say.. to verify .. to confirm.. the view is scum and ugly..

  • Good for you Sarah, stand your ground. These libs can explain away just about anything as being “ok”. Your son is beautiful!

  • Good for you!! No real respect for the view.