She is so wasted. This is like Jessica Savitch territory. Do not miss this!!
Unmistakeable signs of a stroke. Sad.
I'm weddy if wu need me.
not drunk, Jes' Drinkin'!
WTF?! She is slurring her words. Maybe stroking out?
Was Sawyer the model for Murphy Brown?
She took some Quaaludes
Gawd, a Quaalude sounds good!
ABC was like five minutes behind everyone else in calling it.
Diane had a seizure 2 weeks ago, but since Mike is unemployed he's making her continue working so they can pay their extravagant bills.
She's probably exhausted and has taken her xanax.
She needs to stop sucking dick before broadcast
she keeps vodka under the bed and in the night stand
My cousin's friend who is a stylist to all the...fuck it.
She's drinking Lemon Pledge.
[quote]She needs to stop sucking dick before broadcast
DIANE SAWYER HAS NEVER SUCKED A DICK IN HER LIFE!!
She really does seem wasted. Not the first time. I'm surprised she's not in rehab. There are 1000s of people who could do her job, better.
Cokie OTOH was lucid and rational.
Wow she sounds wasted for real!
Wholly shit. I thought you were joking, OP. I just turned the channel and there she is... whooopsie.
I meant, holy shit.
She just dissed Nicole Wallace and Donna Brazile is clearly mortified. Stefanopolous just looks so angry. They need to tell Diane to just shut the hell up.
Diane does like to mix her drink e poo with some little pills
What did she say to Nicole Wallace?
She said something like "Well you've worked on a lot of losing campaigns" or something to that effect. The tone was reckless and unprofessional. And cringeworthy.
Not just slurring, she's also hitting intermittant high notes with her little girl voice. Sing song sing song slur slur slur wheeeee!
This isn't the first time she's been pickled on the air.
And it was accompanied by a lot of hooting and hollering from all the others at the table. Was kind of funny.
She was trying to ask the question about how the losing candidates handle this time when the election has been called, but the speeches still have to be made. But she sure chose a sloppy way to throw the question to Nicole.
She's talking like the kid on Fat Albert. Something about a doobie. Why doesn't someone tell her she needs to take a break? It would be the humane thing to do.
I turned it to ABC but I can't tell. More talking, Diane.
[quote]She said something like "Well you've worked on a lot of losing campaigns" or something to that effect. The tone was reckless and unprofessional. And cringeworthy.
When Connie Chung got flippant in that way, it was the beginning of the end of her network career.
Diane will be fired
I fear a Network scenario - like Howard Beale, abc gets great ratings and puts her on the air all the time
I think that would be cool!
I am drunk too, cut her some slack. This could have gone either way!
She was noticeably drunk on air a few years ago at Obama's inauguration. Cringeworthy, but she got away with it since it was a celebration.
you mean Granny Walters that bitch is a Republican but has Liberal hair, lipstick and clown makeup
the closet kills
She sounded fine. What the hell are YOU all drinking?
They were having serious behind-he-scenes problems at ABC. They lost power in half the studio and just had to wing it for awhile, trying to act as if everything was running smoothly. The anchors were constantly getting input that kept changing the format and locations while trying to keep things running and not knowing if the whole place could go dark at any moment.
Are you saying a power outage made Diane Sawyer slur, R46? Interesting theory, but I've seen too many power outages that didn't involve slurring to buy it as a defense.
R48 she didn't have her teleprompter so she had to ab-lib.
Some are not good at ab-libbing
What's "[bold]ab[/bold]-libbing"? That's a new one.
Anyway, a person who is incapable of ad-libbing should not be doing election coverage.
This has been going on for years. How does she get away with it?
There was a mention of it on Huffington but I have no idea what the conclusion was, I thought someone here might know? But if Diane is used to drinking her cocktails in the evening...I imagine she was doing so last night.
Would love to know what Ali Wentworth is telling her friends about THIS!
"Diane slurring" is number one on yahoo trending topics!!!!!!
I kind of think that a year from now, this will be a tragic "It was so obvious" discussion.
Though if you look at what she actually said, it was generally just standard claptrap one would expect from the infotainment business. There isn't anything that she said that would in any way sound out-of-place coming out of the mouths of Brian Williams or Chuck Todd. They, however, don't have the excuse of being on whatever Diane Sawyer was on.
I love it when she asked at what point did the Obama "Forward" get an exclamation point.
Dropped jaws and blank stares all around.
So she appeared tonight (Wednesday night) in her regular anchor position on ABC Nightly News.
She made certain she spoke distinctly and there was less squeeky voice.
She, of course, mentioned nothing about last night.
story about Diane drinking red wine and taking a pill or two before broadcasting in 1988 or 1978 -
including a photo of her doing it
From r59's link: [quote]But New York Times' Brian Stelter defended Diane, saying she had an off-night and that "she gets this way when she's really tired."
Didn't they try saying this the last time? Girl, get some sleep!
Diane wasn't drunk. She had taken one pill too many. Not sure what her prescription pill of choice is.
too much pills and liquor!!
Diane, life is a cabaret, but sweetie, perhaps not while you're on the air.
It looked to me like vics and maybe soma or valium
ABC removed the video of her "performance", copyright laws etc
I doubt she was drunk... As someone that watched her on GMA for years, she frequently slurred words and tripped over words, and the squeak was frequent too. I just think those watching the election footage weren't used to her ad-libbing. On the newscast she speaks much faster and clearly there is a tight script.
That footage at R68 is priceless but it looks to me like she's drinking Diet Coke, which she always drank on GMA.
Diet Coke out of a wine glass? LOL
[quote]Here's a video of her drinking wine and taking pills while waiting to begin her newscast.
R68, check out R59. You will be surprised
She's a babe in that 80's video. Very intriguing. Meow! Fascinated by her.
R72 = Mike Nichols cca. 1986.
"And you're looking at the President of the United States."
I think all of the insipid statements were simply her trying to be Tom Brokaw.
There's something very Meryl Streep about her in that video. Watch her eyes and you can see the thought process about getting her purse and pills and she looks around to see if anyone is watching. Click. Click. Click.
She was disgraceful, but thank heavens it wasn't that sot Dick Clark trashed and slurring again! Of course we have that to look forward to on New Years Eve.