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Barbara Walters

Bitches About Retirement Reports ... But Doesn't Dispute Them

4/1/2013 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Barbara Walters is clearly ticked off over the stories detailing her plans to retire in 2014 ... because she ranted about it on "The View" this morning ... and even took a dig at little ol' us.

"There were many reports last week saying that I was retiring from ABC, and there was an assumption that I would be making an announcement today,” Baba said ... "However, here I am, and I have no announcements to make."

Then came the shot at TMZ -- "I do want to say this, that if and when I might have an announcement to make, I would do it on this program, I promise, and the paparazzi guys, you will be the last to know.”

We're flattered ... but someone is clearly holding a grudge from 2011 ... when we broke the story that Walters told President Obama she'd be hangin' it up back in 2012 and Barbara didn't realize she was talking into an open mic.

Babs' people later told us ... Walters has been joking about retirement since the Clinton administration.

BTW -- Walters may have been angry about last week's reports, but during her little rant this morning, she never actually disputed them.

Just sayin' ...

49 COMMENTS

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Should have retired thirty years ago.

520 days ago
2.

anony    

(Yawn) No cares anymore about Baba Wawa.

520 days ago
3.

StarryStarryNight    

the sooner the better.

520 days ago
4.

Mack_D    

She justs wants the attention Oprah had!!!

520 days ago
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Nvts    

I didn't corpses could talk.

520 days ago
6.

Blue    

Decades ago she one of the most respected female journalist in the world. Not so anymore. Time to retire gracefully.

520 days ago
7.

NOT ELMO    

Oh BearBara....

520 days ago
8.

stu    

zzzzzzzzzzzz
Grandma hasn't been significant since the 90's. Go take a long nap Babs. BUT replace that whole View panel before u go.

520 days ago
9.

PJ in Texas    

As far as I am concerned, she is RETIRED.

520 days ago
10.

JFO    


Who cares???? You're an overpaid farce ...

520 days ago
11.

KicksandGiggles    

She thinks too highly of herself. Nobody is exactly waiting on the edge of their seat for her grand announcement. NEWSFLASH BARBARA: Nobody gives a crap other than the next Man Hater that is going to take your place!

520 days ago
12.

lulu2009    

Go to the house, already, crazy old woman!

520 days ago
13.

fastdriver    

RETIRE ALREADY! Enjoy your millions! Travel! You can't take it with you! Do you HAVE to be in the spotlight EVERY day? OMG!

520 days ago
14.

Truth    

OLD BITCH. HAVE A SEAT. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IS GONNA DO A SPECIAL ON HER "CARBON DATING A LIVING FOSSIL". #TRUTH!!

520 days ago
15.

Pudding Tang    

WAHHHH WAHHH

520 days ago
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