News flash: Sex and lies are fascinating, says Barbara Walters.
During her annual “most fascinating people” special that aired Wednesday, “The View” host put disgraced former CIA director, adulterer and four-star Gen. David Petraeus at the top of her list, but for a pretty good reason.
“David Petraeus was not chosen this year for his war record or his exemplary service to his country,” she said. “This is about military honor, colliding with sex and lies in the digital age.”
Only about two-fifths of the people on the list are actually fascinating, however, because other people on Walters’ list make no sense whatsoever. She named Honey Boo Boo, the child star of TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” as one of the year’s most fascinating people, which can only be true if TLC is your sole portal to information about the outside world.
Walters also honored the worst writer in the entire world, E.L. James, who contributed to the worst literary phenomenon since the “Twilight” series with her BDSM “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy> And the list includes British boy band One Direction and Prince Harry (you remember the whole naked billiards incident, right?). Neither Harry nor his royal jewels were available for the televised interview.
Seth McFarlane, the gratingly obnoxious creator of “Family Guy” and next year’s Academy Awards host — and his big set of teeth — also made the list somehow.
Some of the more respectable and and truly fascinating people who made the list were actor and director Ben Affleck, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.