Barbara Walters doesn't play games, and when George Zimmerman made unreasonable demands of her in order to get a sit-down interview with him, she turned him down flat and flew home. This morning on The View, Zimmerman called in to the show, in a blatant attempt to get some sympathy.
Now, last night, you might have seen or heard about his so-called 'interview' with Fox News' Sean Hannity. The sentiments on the Internet since then has had a largely negative, with viewers disgusted at Hannity's obviously leading questions and assisting in portraying him as the victim in the whole scenario.
So, when Walters requested an interview with Zimmerman, he erroneously believed she'd succumb to his outlandish demands. But, one thing he didn't count on is that the veteran newswoman is no fool, and can spot dishonesty and greed from a mile away.
You see, Zimmerman allegedly demanded that Walters and company put him and his wife up in a hotel room for as long as one month in order to garner an interview, a stipulation that left Walters disgusted. The interview, if it had come to fruition, would have followed on the heels of Sean Hannity's farcical affair.
So, when word came out that Zimmerman was calling in to The View, viewers glued themselves to the television, wondering what he could possibly say. Barbara Walters had none of it, though. After Jon from The Virgin Diaries proposed to Lindsey on the air, the show went to a commercial. After the break, Walters confirmed that she had Zimmerman and his team on the line holding, and she essentially said, "If I didn't think it was a good idea to do the interview yesterday, then I don't think it's a good idea to do one now. Let's move on to something else."
The line was cut and that was that. See, George Zimmerman? You don't mess with BaWa.
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