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  • Barbara Walters Names Steve Jobs Most Fascinating Person of 2011, Internet Facepalms



    Barbara Walters, who pulled a hilarious “what?" while interviewing Herman Cain during her "most fascinating people" segment, ultimately named Steve Jobs her “most fascinating person of 2011.”

    Walter’s list of “most fascinating people of 2011” pits Jobs in the same company as Simon Cowell, the Kardashians, Donald Trump, and a bunch of “fascinating” but, ultimately irrelevant people. Walters, to her credit, has engaged in some very important interviews, most recently with Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, who has been accused of murdering over 5,000 of his people in an effort to curb a national uprising.

    However, this list of fascinating people should really read “Biggest Spotlight Hijackers of 2011 + Steve Jobs.” While Jobs may have appreciated the gesture from Walters while alive, bestowing him with such an “honor” after his passing comes off as trite, especially considering the others named on the list.

    With Time Magazine naming “The Protester,” as their person of the year, it appears Walter’s recognition will have to do as the only posthumous recognition awarded Jobs.

    For now.

    Source: USA Today
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Barbara Walters Names Steve Jobs Most Fascinating Person of 2011, Internet Facepalms started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      How can you say Derek Jeter is irrelevant?
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      How can you say Derek Jeter is irrelevant?
      Who?
    1. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      Shakes head
    1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar
      Phillip Swanson -
      Quote Originally Posted by BenderRodriguez View Post
      Who?
      I currently live in Kalamazoo, MI, Jeters home town. I played 5 years of football at WMU and another Kalamazoo alum, both high school and college, Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers is constantly coming back to town, has a foundation to help Kalamazoo area kids, and runs a football camp every summer. Jeter is never back. He has a baseball clinic each summer, but doesn't attend personally. Kalamazoo Central High School just named their baseball field after him, and he came back for the dedication. A rarity.

      I respect Jeter's accomplishments and it is his business if he doesn't want to come back to his hometown. But, ultimately he is irrelevant to this community outside of letting those living here say "well jeter is from Kalamazoo."

      If Jennings and the packers win another super bowl, "Jeter who?" might be the response kalamazoo natives give when fielding questions about the Yankee shortstop.
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      He's not irrelevant to New York City which happens to be the business capital (sorry London) of the world. Outside of Kalamazoo no one knows what Kalamazoo is. I don't blame him for not going back.
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post
      I currently live in Kalamazoo, MI, Jeters home town. I played 5 years of football at WMU and another Kalamazoo alum, both high school and college, Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers is constantly coming back to town, has a foundation to help Kalamazoo area kids, and runs a football camp every summer. Jeter is never back. He has a baseball clinic each summer, but doesn't attend personally. Kalamazoo Central High School just named their baseball field after him, and he came back for the dedication. A rarity.

      I respect Jeter's accomplishments and it is his business if he doesn't want to come back to his hometown. But, ultimately he is irrelevant to this community outside of letting those living here say "well jeter is from Kalamazoo."

      If Jennings and the packers win another super bowl, "Jeter who?" might be the response kalamazoo natives give when fielding questions about the Yankee shortstop.
      Maybe your town is crap and Jeter doesn't want to come back. I'm not sure what your argument is about other than sour grapes because a super star athlete doesn't come back to relive his glory days with the old crew. Jeter is probably saying "Kalamazoo who?" when asked about his home town. Jeter owes your town nothing.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Steve Jobs wasn't labeled as God by Barbara Walters, and Phillip is upset. How cute.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Derek Jeter and Donald trump are irrelivant? What world do you live in?
    1. fungusfeet's Avatar
      fungusfeet -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Derek Jeter and Donald trump are irrelivant? What world do you live in?
      Not America World I guess.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      How can you say Derek Jeter is irrelevant?
      Umm what? That name was never mentioned in the article......
    1. brab's Avatar
      brab -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      Steve Jobs wasn't labeled as God by Barbara Walters, and Phillip is upset. How cute.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Derek Jeter, a man who earns lots of money for hitting a ball with a stick. Now what would make that person fascinating or even relevant? Plenty of jocks out there.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      And what did Steve do this year to make him the most fascinating person in her eyes?
    1. iamdwaynewhite's Avatar
      iamdwaynewhite -
      Most deserving award