Barbara Walters guested on The Colbert Report yesterday, leading to, as might be expected, much hilarity. Colbert signed her new book “To Babs. You. Are. Hot.” He then surrounded himself with the traditional Waltersian-interview environs of potted plants and skin-friendly soft lighting. He then informed Walters, when she asked him why he had yet to guest on The View, “I am terrified of you women. You look like some sort of ancient cult where you tear men to pieces and then feast on his body.”

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.