Diane Sawyer has left viewers thinking she was drunk during the Election night coverage on ABC last night.
With this day and age type of technology, you can’t get away with much if you are a celebrity or on TV before someone Tweets, Facebooks, or YouTubes your actions. As in Diane Sawyer’s case, people were Tweeting that she was drunk or at least a little bit tipsy.
At one point during the night, Diane Sawyer said, “OK, I wanna — can we have our music, because this is another big one here? Minnesota, we’re ready to project Minnesota, rrright now. … Well, tonight we know that President Barack has won Minnesota,” she rambled on and even stumbling over the president’s name.
Diane Sawyer did speak a little slower than usual and as well as propped herself up on the desk more often. The mocking of Diane Sawyer being drunk on Election night even led to a Twitter account creation of Drunk Diane Sawyer, which picked up nearly 1,000 followers in mere minutes.
DJ Merritt made a good point with saying that she may have had a stroke and that her being drunk could be a drinking game. “Is Diane Sawyer drunk or did she have a stroke? She either mispronounces or stumbles over every other word. This could be a drinking game.” He wasn’t the only one concerned about Diane Sawyer possibility of having had a stroke. Rachel Zucker tweeted, “I’m concerned about Diane Sawyer. I hope she’s drunk. Otherwise I’m concerned about stroke.”
One tweeter, Brian Stelter who works for The New York Times said, “Diane Sawyer’s name is trending. Many people saying she seems drunk on air. Alternative theory: she gets this way when she’s really tired.”
We all know how many hours those anchors have to work, as well as the crazy hours they go through. A close friend of Diane Sawyer told the Daily News, “She spent a number of sleepless nights preparing and rehearsing. It just caught up to her.”
Diane Sawyer herself tweeted this morning that she was thankful for the techs at ABC for keeping them on air even after losing power for 25 minutes. “Awe for the @ABC powerhouse team. Hail the techs who kept us on air…” She added, “…during 25 minute power outage. Read your tweets the good, bad, and the funny. See you on @ABCWorldNews.”
Nevertheless, viewership was drawn into the ABC Network after the Twittersphere caught wind of Diane Sawyer drunk possibility.
Diane Sawyer Drunk
Diane Sawyer was definitely probably drunk tonight during ABC’s election coverage. She slurred every other word, rambled about the lack of music, and asked a correspondent if the exclamation point in the Obama slogan represented the direction he truly wanted to go with his presidency.
Diane Sawyer Drunk During Election Coverage
The ABC News Anchor got the blogosphere buzzing with speculation about her strange behavior and slurry speech while covering the election.
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