Many people have praised Liz Wahl for her decision to quit her position at Russia Today live on-air, but broadcast veteran Barbara Walters isn’t one of them. “She is working for a Russian network. Therefore, she is protesting the Russians,” Walters tried (and mostly failed) to explain on The View. “It is not like if I were angry at ABC and I came out and said terrible things about ABC. I don’t think I’d be here tomorrow. Maybe I would.” (No clue.)
Walters’s co-hosts gave some push back, but Babara held her ground, declaring, “I think what she did is fine — it’s a personal choice, but don’t make her a hero for protesting. She is working for the government.” Whoopi concurs.