I didn’t watch ABC for my election coverage last night, but I didn’t have to to know that something was going wrong on the channel and that something was Diane Sawyer. From viewers and tweeters alike, it appears Diane may have been having some celebratory shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, shots before the election results were even announced — and consequently her coverage was just a little bit…odd shall we say?
Now we know at 66, Diane isn’t exactly a spring chicken but the verbal delay and word jumble that was going on had a few questioning whether she might have been sipping on that lean to get through the long election night. From stumbling over Barack Obama’s name to asking for music before announcing President Obama won the vote in Minnesota to saying everyyyything verrryyyy verrrryyy sloooowly, Diane’s reporting seemed to be distracting at the very least, if not a major network faux pas.
There were some who were less shady and wondered if the veteran reporter might actually have been suffering a stroke or was dealing with some other illness, but because this isn’t the first time Diane’s been accused of throwing a few back before going on-air, of course that’s the explanation everyone is running with.
From looking at video, I can’t really call it, but George Stephanopoulos does seem to be looking at her like are we going to have to have to cut your camera in a minute?
Check out this compilation of suspect clips and tell us what you think. Was Diane on something?