Did you watch the election coverage last night? Did you notice Diane Sawyer slurring? Many people accused the legendary TV anchor of being drunk last night while covering the election while others insist that Sawyer was just exhausted.
The TV anchor had good reason to be exhausted. Election coverage went well into the morning before President Obama finally took the stage to give his speech after winning the election.
A senior TV source told the Daily Mail:
“Diane’s fine, she’s exhausted … Diane’s been up for days and she’s had many sleepless nights. She was covering the hurricane and then preparing for the election broadcast. If you knew Diane you’d realize she’s one of the hardest working people on television. She likes to cram things in, she likes to have every fact at her finger tips…and I think that came at the expense of the broadcast.”
New York Times reporter Brian Stelter wrote on Twitter:
“Diane Sawyer’s name is trending. Many people saying she seems drunk on air. Alternative theory: she gets this way when she’s really tired.”
Sawyer probably wasn’t drunk during last night’s broadcast, but her exhaustion did hurt last night’s show. Sawyer continually slurred her speech and talked while leaning heavily on her arms.
Did you watch the election coverage last night? Do you think Diane Sawyer was drunk?
And Diane Sawyer declares tonight’s winner is… chardonnay!
— They Might Be Giants (@tmbg) November 7, 2012
I wonder who’s drunker, Chicago or Diane Sawyer…
— Cezz (@thecerrashow) November 7, 2012
Here’s a video of Diane Sawyer slurring her speech last night.
Diane Sawyer is either drunk or doing her classic Julia Childs as Katherine Hepburn impression.
— Andrew Miller (@MillerLoLife) November 7, 2012
Seriously, one of Dianne Sawyer’s eyes is closed.
— Greg Bennett (@GreggyBennett) November 7, 2012
What do you think? Was Diane Sawyer’s slurring distracting during last night’s election coverage?
This isn’t the first time that Diane Sawyer has been accused of being drunk during an important broadcast. The legendary anchor was also caught slurring her words after Obama’s inauguration in 2009.