George Clooney’s wife.
That’s basically how Barbara intro-ed her most fascinating person last night.
Legitimately, Amal Alamuddin (Clooney) is pretty fascinating in her own right. She’s basically a genius. With a resume which boasts the titles lawyer, activist, and author, she’s also fluent in English, French, and Arabic.
But, Barbara Walters posits that we find her fascinating because she married the man who swore he’s never be married again. George Clooney.
Amal Clooney fascinates us because of who she is married to.
As per usual, Barbara was unable to secure an interview with her most fascinating person, which did not allow Amal Clooney to speak for herself, and instead allowed Barbara (and ABC) to push the narrative that this strong, brilliant woman is nothing more than a man-catcher.
And don’t think we didn’t notice that this presentation came directly after Taylor Swift made the feminist declaration that it’s pretty sexist that women are defined by and reduced to their relationships by the public (I’m paraphrasing).
Raise your hand if you want a do over.