She's totally slurring her words.
Is Diane Sawyer drunk on the air right now??
|by Anonymous||reply 76||11/12/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 1||11/06/2012|
I am too, so I can't be a judge of that *hick*
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/06/2012|
R2 = Elaine May.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/06/2012|
Here's what to look for
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/06/2012|
Maybe she's just tired.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/06/2012|
She is so wasted. This is like Jessica Savitch territory. Do not miss this!!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/06/2012|
Unmistakeable signs of a stroke. Sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/06/2012|
I'm weddy if wu need me.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/06/2012|
not drunk, Jes' Drinkin'!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/06/2012|
WTF?! She is slurring her words. Maybe stroking out?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/06/2012|
Was Sawyer the model for Murphy Brown?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/06/2012|
She took some Quaaludes
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/06/2012|
Gawd, a Quaalude sounds good!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/06/2012|
ABC was like five minutes behind everyone else in calling it.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/06/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||11/06/2012|
She's probably exhausted and has taken her xanax.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/06/2012|
She needs to stop sucking dick before broadcast
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/06/2012|
she keeps vodka under the bed and in the night stand
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/06/2012|
My cousin's friend who is a stylist to all the...fuck it.
She's drinking Lemon Pledge.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/06/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/06/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||11/07/2012|
Wow she sounds wasted for real!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/07/2012|
Wholly shit. I thought you were joking, OP. I just turned the channel and there she is... whooopsie.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||11/07/2012|
Diane does like to mix her drink e poo with some little pills
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/07/2012|
What did she say to Nicole Wallace?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||11/07/2012|
Not just slurring, she's also hitting intermittant high notes with her little girl voice. Sing song sing song slur slur slur wheeeee!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/07/2012|
This isn't the first time she's been pickled on the air.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||11/07/2012|
I turned it to ABC but I can't tell. More talking, Diane.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/07/2012|
[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 Anonymous||reply 35||11/07/2012|
Diane will be fired
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/07/2012|
I fear a Network scenario - like Howard Beale, abc gets great ratings and puts her on the air all the time
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/07/2012|
I think that would be cool!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/07/2012|
I am drunk too, cut her some slack. This could have gone either way!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/07/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/07/2012|
you mean Granny Walters that bitch is a Republican but has Liberal hair, lipstick and clown makeup
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/07/2012|
the closet kills
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/07/2012|
She sounded fine. What the hell are YOU all drinking?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/07/2012|
shut r43.....don't ruin a good scandal
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/07/2012|
Oh, dear. It already made Gawker:
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||11/07/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||11/07/2012|
R48 she didn't have her teleprompter so she had to ab-lib.
Some are not good at ab-libbing
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||11/07/2012|
This has been going on for years. How does she get away with it?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 52||11/07/2012|
Would love to know what Ali Wentworth is telling her friends about THIS!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/07/2012|
"Diane slurring" is number one on yahoo trending topics!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||11/07/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||11/07/2012|
1988 or 1989
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/07/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 61||11/07/2012|
Diane wasn't drunk. She had taken one pill too many. Not sure what her prescription pill of choice is.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/07/2012|
too much pills and liquor!!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||11/08/2012|
Diane, life is a cabaret, but sweetie, perhaps not while you're on the air.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||11/08/2012|
It looked to me like vics and maybe soma or valium
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/08/2012|
ABC removed the video of her "performance", copyright laws etc
|by Anonymous||reply 66||11/08/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||11/08/2012|
Here's a video of her drinking wine and taking pills while waiting to begin her newscast.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/09/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 69||11/09/2012|
Diet Coke out of a wine glass? LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 70||11/09/2012|
[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 Anonymous||reply 71||11/09/2012|
She's a babe in that 80's video. Very intriguing. Meow! Fascinated by her.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/09/2012|
R72 = Mike Nichols cca. 1986.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/09/2012|
"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 Anonymous||reply 74||11/09/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 75||11/11/2012|
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 Anonymous||reply 76||11/12/2012|