Barbara Walters has apologized for helping Sheherazad Jaafari, Assad’s aide

Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters, an ABC veteran, has apologized for her conduct when she helped the Syrian ambassador’s daughter, Sheherazad Jaafari, to land a job in CNN and get admission into Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in the United States.

Jaafari is said to have helped Walters to land the Syrian president’s interview that went on air in last December.

Walters said that she contacted some persons on behalf of Jaafari and “I regret that.”

The Telegraph has printed some friendly emails between Jaafari and Walters. The email messages were hacked by the opposition parties of Syria. The messages included:

Walters interviewed the Syrian dictator during his genocidal activities and asked questions that made him fiery and fired Jaafari. This led Walters to think of helping his daughter get a job.

Dear Sherry: I wrote to Piers Morgan and his producer to say how terrific you are and attached your resume. I am not sure if they have an opening. Are you still planning to apply to Columbia School of Journalism? Do you want me to do anything on that? Do let me know your plans when you return from Syria. Be safe. Hugs. Barbara

January 19, 2012 – Sheherazad Jaafari in reply to Barbara Walters [In reply to Barbara Walters]

From: Sheherazad Jaafari [mailto:XXXXXXXXX]

Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:58 PM

To: Walters, Barbara

Subject: RE:

Thank you so much Barbara! Your help means the world. I hope Piers Morgan allows me to part of his team. I did apply to Columbia and I think everything is ok so far. I will def let you know if i needed any help.

Thank you so much.

Another email from Jaafari says, “I will buy you some jewelry from Syria. Let me know if you need anything else from there!

These emails have been presented as a proof by the Syrian opposition about the matter.


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