It seems ABC’s Diane Sawyer has caused twitter followers to stir out of their post Barack Obama exuberance by feverishly tweeting that her highness may have been under the influence of the good shit on the network’s election night coverage. And when we say good shit, the range of possibilities range from happy pills, happy coco, happy gin, chardonnay happy, happy spritzer, happy bubbly, benzo happy, anything that has the word happy may or may have not been right up Diane’s alley.
theatlanticwire: Once again, Diane Sawyer helped to lead ABC’s Election Night coverage, and once again, she appeared entirely intoxicated while doing so. At least, that’s what Twitter thought. As the last of the polls closed on Tuesday night, “Diane Sawyer” became a trending topic and not in a good way. John Gruber who runs the blog Daring Fireball tweeted, “Swear to god, Diane Sawyer is drunker than I am.” The popular 90s band They Might Be Giants chimed in, “And Diane Sawyer declares tonight’s winner is… chardonnay!” New York Times media report Brian Stelter cut Sawyer some slack, “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.”
Alternative theory, maybe Ann is just a sloppy drinker? Or maybe Ann’s life is just sloppy? Or better still maybe it’s just the world that is sloppy and Diane is just doing the best she can to hang in on there? Or maybe George Stephanopoulos just pretended to look the other way as Diane once again had her way….
‘OK,’ she said at one point around 10 p.m. EST, ‘I wanna — can we have our music, because this is another big one here?
‘Minnesota, we’re ready to project Minnesota, rrright now. … Well, tonight we know that President Barack has won Minnesota,’ she rambled on, stumbling over the president’s name, calling him ‘Orama, before correcting herself.’
Orama? Kids tell me you can’t hear the ice cubes furiously clinking in the background right now?
That said there might be some currency about Diane enjoying the good shit more than she should and definitely when she probably shouldn’t as the atlantic take time to note about another dubious appearance courtesy of Diane where she seemed to be cruising on another altitude us mere mortals could hardly keep up with:
The night after Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009, Sawyer appeared pretty cheerful on Good Morning America. She also had a hard time putting sentences together which led many to draw the conclusion that she was still drunk from the night before.
And what does Diane think about all this nonsense?
Tweeted Queen Sheba herself: nothing c here guys im ok d’ont worry about me
Isn’t it time you also started reckoning with the world with your own finely appointed bottle of the good shit too?