Barbara Walters Did Not Like Jimmy Kimmel’s Joke About Her At The WHCD

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By Alex Weprin Comment

ABC News anchor and “The View” host Barbara Walters did not like her colleague Jimmy Kimmel’s joke about her at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

“16 years ago there was no Facebook, there was no Google and a tweet was something Barbara Walters gave her dog,” Kimmel quipped at the dinner, with the camera panning to Walters, who was smiling, but not laughing.

Walters discussed the joke on “The View” this morning.

“If you look at me, I was laughing too. But I did not like Jimmy Kimmel — who was very funny — but I did not like what he said about me.”

“It was a well-crafted joke!,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, noting that when she is mocked on “Saturday Night Live,” she is portrayed by a man.

Kimmel and ABC News have a somewhat contentious relationship. Kimmel’s lead-in is the ABC News program “Nightline,” and the host has slowly encroached on the news program’s turf. A source close to Kimmel has maintained that he eventually intends to be on the air at 11:35 PM, which would put him head to head with “The Tonight Show” on NBC and “The Late Show” on CBS.

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