Barbara Walters apologizes for conflict of interest over aide to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad
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Veteran American journalist Barbara Walters has apologized for a conflict of interest in trying to further the career of an aide to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
Britain’s Daily Telegraph reports that Ms. Walters, a reporter of more than 50 years experience with NBC, ABC and now a host on talk show The View, tried to help Sheherazad Jaafari, 22, the daughter of Syria’s UN ambassador and a top press aide to Mr. Assad.
The paper says she attempted to secure Ms. Jaafari a place at New York’s Columbia School of Journalism as well as an internship with Piers Morgan’s CNN program.