... General David Petraeus?!?
Look, Barbara Walters, you can't make a fluff-filled list of people who simply made headlines in 2010 - asking Sarah Palin about her daughter dancing and Justin Bieber about a photographed kiss - and suddenly then ask us to take you seriously as a journalist.
But that's the exact transition Walters tried to make on last night's 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010.
J. Lo was one hit single away from out-fascinating David Petraeus.
She prattled us about American Idol with Jennifer Lopez and talked fist-pumping with the cast of Jersey Shore, only to then name the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan as the Most Fascinating Person of 2010.
"In life, it seems, there are people who break things and people who fix them. This man is a fixer,” the host said of Petraeus.
Still, as much as we respect and admire the General, based on the previous guests that ranked immediately before him, we can't help but wonder: if The Situation had hooked up with one fewer grenade, might he have earned the top spot?