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Is Diane Sawyer drunk on the air right now??

She's totally slurring her words.

by Anonymousreply 7611/12/2012

Don't tell David Muir that. He'll ditch the Romney campaign headquarters and be on a plane back to headquarters to replace her before they finish the broadcast tonight.

by Anonymousreply 111/06/2012

I am too, so I can't be a judge of that *hick*

by Anonymousreply 211/06/2012

R2 = Elaine May.

by Anonymousreply 311/06/2012

Here's what to look for

by Anonymousreply 411/06/2012

Maybe she's just tired.

by Anonymousreply 511/06/2012

She is so wasted. This is like Jessica Savitch territory. Do not miss this!!

by Anonymousreply 611/06/2012

Unmistakeable signs of a stroke. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 711/06/2012

I'm weddy if wu need me.

by Anonymousreply 811/06/2012

not drunk, Jes' Drinkin'!

by Anonymousreply 911/06/2012

WTF?! She is slurring her words. Maybe stroking out?

by Anonymousreply 1011/06/2012

Was Sawyer the model for Murphy Brown?

by Anonymousreply 1111/06/2012

She took some Quaaludes

by Anonymousreply 1211/06/2012

Gawd, a Quaalude sounds good!

by Anonymousreply 1311/06/2012

ABC was like five minutes behind everyone else in calling it.

by Anonymousreply 1411/06/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 1511/06/2012

She's probably exhausted and has taken her xanax.

by Anonymousreply 1611/06/2012

She needs to stop sucking dick before broadcast

by Anonymousreply 1711/06/2012

she keeps vodka under the bed and in the night stand

by Anonymousreply 1811/06/2012

My cousin's friend who is a stylist to all the...fuck it.

She's drinking Lemon Pledge.

by Anonymousreply 1911/06/2012

Nixon bitch!

by Anonymousreply 2011/06/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2211/07/2012

Wow she sounds wasted for real!

by Anonymousreply 2311/07/2012

Wholly shit. I thought you were joking, OP. I just turned the channel and there she is... whooopsie.

by Anonymousreply 2411/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2611/07/2012

Diane does like to mix her drink e poo with some little pills

by Anonymousreply 2711/07/2012

What did she say to Nicole Wallace?

by Anonymousreply 2811/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2911/07/2012

Not just slurring, she's also hitting intermittant high notes with her little girl voice. Sing song sing song slur slur slur wheeeee!

by Anonymousreply 3011/07/2012

This isn't the first time she's been pickled on the air.

by Anonymousreply 3111/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3211/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3311/07/2012

I turned it to ABC but I can't tell. More talking, Diane.

by Anonymousreply 3411/07/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3511/07/2012

Diane will be fired

by Anonymousreply 3611/07/2012

I fear a Network scenario - like Howard Beale, abc gets great ratings and puts her on the air all the time

by Anonymousreply 3711/07/2012

I think that would be cool!

by Anonymousreply 3811/07/2012

I am drunk too, cut her some slack. This could have gone either way!

by Anonymousreply 3911/07/2012

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.

Total unprofessional.

by Anonymousreply 4011/07/2012

you mean Granny Walters that bitch is a Republican but has Liberal hair, lipstick and clown makeup

by Anonymousreply 4111/07/2012

the closet kills

by Anonymousreply 4211/07/2012

She sounded fine. What the hell are YOU all drinking?

by Anonymousreply 4311/07/2012

shut r43.....don't ruin a good scandal

by Anonymousreply 4411/07/2012

Oh, dear. It already made Gawker:

by Anonymousreply 4511/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4611/07/2012


by Anonymousreply 4711/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4811/07/2012

R48 she didn't have her teleprompter so she had to ab-lib.

Some are not good at ab-libbing

by Anonymousreply 4911/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5011/07/2012

This has been going on for years. How does she get away with it?

by Anonymousreply 5111/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5211/07/2012

Would love to know what Ali Wentworth is telling her friends about THIS!

by Anonymousreply 5311/07/2012

"Diane slurring" is number one on yahoo trending topics!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 5411/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5511/07/2012

I love it when she asked at what point did the Obama "Forward" get an exclamation point.

Dropped jaws and blank stares all around.

by Anonymousreply 5611/07/2012


by Anonymousreply 5711/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5811/07/2012

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

by Anonymousreply 5911/07/2012

1988 or 1989

by Anonymousreply 6011/07/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 6111/07/2012

Diane wasn't drunk. She had taken one pill too many. Not sure what her prescription pill of choice is.

by Anonymousreply 6211/07/2012

too much pills and liquor!!

by Anonymousreply 6311/08/2012

Diane, life is a cabaret, but sweetie, perhaps not while you're on the air.

by Anonymousreply 6411/08/2012

It looked to me like vics and maybe soma or valium

by Anonymousreply 6511/08/2012

ABC removed the video of her "performance", copyright laws etc

by Anonymousreply 6611/08/2012

YT search:

by Anonymousreply 6711/08/2012

Here's a video of her drinking wine and taking pills while waiting to begin her newscast.

by Anonymousreply 6811/09/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6911/09/2012

Diet Coke out of a wine glass? LOL

by Anonymousreply 7011/09/2012

[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

by Anonymousreply 7111/09/2012

She's a babe in that 80's video. Very intriguing. Meow! Fascinated by her.

by Anonymousreply 7211/09/2012

R72 = Mike Nichols cca. 1986.

by Anonymousreply 7311/09/2012

"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.

by Anonymousreply 7411/09/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 7511/11/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 7611/12/2012
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