Was Diane Sawyer really drunk?

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Registered: 06-25-2008
Was Diane Sawyer really drunk?
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Wed, 11-07-2012 - 8:47am

I have always thought Diane Sawyer was so intelligent and classy. Did anyone see her last night on TV? Did she seem to be acting odd? Was she drunk? I saw on the news this morning that other people apparently thought she might have been. http://news.yahoo.com/abcs-diane-sawyer-spurs-jokes-twitterverse-072230193.html I hope this isn't a sign of a drinking problem. What do you think?

Brenda

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Registered: 07-26-2012
Sat, 12-29-2012 - 2:59am

I'm almost positive that she's gone on air "high" before; back in the 80s maybe.

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Registered: 09-14-1997
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 8:06pm

I didn't see it and don't know for sure, but I do know she had just done a lot of coverage of Hurricane Sandy, so maybe it was exhaustion? 

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Registered: 01-24-2012
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 6:30pm

At first I was like "No way!!" when I saw the title of this post but then I saw the video clip...wow. There was definitely something very off about her

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Registered: 10-08-2002
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 2:58pm
Hi Brenda, I am just thinking that IF it is drinking, then this could be a big wake up call for her. If not, then its just those of us not having a background on what her life has been like for the 3 days leading up to her TV appearance, I am going to choose the latter, since I have no personal knowledge to work on and wish her the absolute best in all her endeavors...she is aware of how this looks and she has to be the one to make a personal decision on what her next move will be....I know that since she is no youngster anymore....losing sleep and a rough schedule can carry its toll on her too...and she might have to make some adjustments on that order as well. So......Dianne....take care of yourself .... you are respected and cared for by your many fans....
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Wed, 11-07-2012 - 11:29am

Thanks for the link; I'd heard about her behavior but hadn't seen it until now.

She does seem a bit out of it, but I'm wondering how many hours she'd been covering the whole thing? Journalist often pull extremely erratic hours, especially with a national event like the Presidential election. It's not unusual for them to be on the clock 48 hours and add that to the previous days of covering the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, she could just be amazingly punch drunk from lack of proper rest. Plus, it's not one long, consecutive ramble, but bits from throughout the long night that have been pulled together. I have a hard time calling it as her being drunk over exhausted unless I'd watched the full coverage.

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Registered: 06-25-2008
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 11:07am

You can see her here. It's really disturbing. I am hoping she was just really tired and trying to stay awake. Diane Sawyer election night

Brenda

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Registered: 04-18-2012
Wed, 11-07-2012 - 10:13am

Hi Brenda,

I didn't see the news coverage, but it is all over my FB feed this morning.  Anyone have a clip that we could watch? It really is so hard telling- she may have been stressed and/or overly tired from all the coverage? I imagine they work LONG hours when something big like this is taking place.