Barbara Walters to Retire in 2012?

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Barbara Walters told President Barack Obama she's retiring next year, according to TMZ, which cites sources who heard Barbara say it to him personally.

The legendary TV figure (we can't say "journalist" after the Kim Kardashian sex tape footage she aired the other night) interviewed Obama on Thursday.

According to the source, during a break, Barbara leaned over to Obama and said, "I need one more interview with you because I'm retiring next year."

Walters' mic was on when she said it, and lots of people were listening ... but here's the thing. She's joked about retirement for years and years now.

Barbara still does specials for the network, in addition to The View. Her Most Fascinating People special generated enormous buzz as it always does.

Obama was not on the list, natch, while Steve Jobs (above) was #1.

Jeff Schneider, Sr. VP of ABC News, said "Barbara has joked that she is retiring every year" and "anyone who just did a day trip to Syria, 90-minute prime time special and an interview with the President and First Lady hardly sounds like someone retiring."

So, there you go. Walters, 82, is probably staying put.

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It's all a Lie! Niggers can't be Racist- Not even White Niggers! It is time for her to go! If a Kardashian is on her " Top 10" then it's unanimous- She is Completly "Fu*ked up!

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Barbara racists? I don`t think so. She has hired and slept with niggers forever. Remember her biracial love scandal? Wasn`t he still married. Give me a break. She is good at what she does. I have little use for her lifestyle,or the way she steps on toe to achieve what she wants, but she gets down to the facts. Fact is she is not racist.

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It is about time that you retire, you old white hack.my God, can you get any older? Withered, wrinkled, racist, witch...go away. Leave our great president out of it.