By way of Digby (who’s having a fundraiser by the way), we come across this wonderful bit of obliviousness (boldface mine):
When Walters first went on the air “they paid me $750 a week, and I was grateful for it,” she says.
Walters first went on air in 1962, so that $750 per week in 2013 dollars is around $285,000 per year.
I imagine many people would be grateful to earn $285,000 per year.
And the congregation responds: This is yet another reason why we can’t have nice things.