ABC brass nixed Barbara Walters’ pick of Edward Snowden as year’s most fascinating person
It’s a leak Barbara Walters doesn’t want you to know about.
The ABC News doyenne pushed hard to have NSA leaker Edward Snowden at the top of her list of 10 most fascinating people of the year — but in the end was overruled by network brass, a source told Confidenti@l.
Snowden, who did land further down on the list, is particular about his outlets, relying mainly on journalist Glenn Greenwald — formerly of the Guardian — to tell his stories, and would not participate. Instead, the network did a write-around with old interview clips for his part, much like they did with Gen. David Petraeus in 2012.