Like when they paid Pete Rose the $1 million salary, once Barabara had famously reached and passed the million dollar salary it was over for real journalism. It was no longer about getting the story right. Instead it was about doing whatever it took to make the money. Not a swipe at Barbara, a swipe at her industry.
She reached heights never thought possible through tenacious dedication. Millions tuned in to see her interview people nobody else could or would. But I really thought she'd outlive Keith Richards.