Diane Sawyer’s election night performance left some viewers asking if she had begun celebrating the election a bit early. ABC’s lead journalist was getting all the wrong kinds of attention during her anchoring of the network’s election coverage.
Many people especially those active on Twitter took this as an opportunity to spread rumor that she was drunk.
An evidence of this was her voice, which got a little loud and then little slow. Moreover, she also stumbled over her words and called President Obama ‘Barack Obama’.
Obviously, all of this got a little rough on Twitter. Here are a few tweets people made about her.
Twitter user @zefrank tweeted:
diane sawyer is drunk. on america. no, really, i think she is drunk.— zefrank (@zefrank) November 7, 2012
Another user posted:
hey guys wh o won i fell aslee?p— Drunk Diane Sawyer (@DrnkDianeSawyer) November 7, 2012
Brian Stelter tweeted:
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.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 7, 2012