Elections

ABC’s Diane Sawyer struggles on-air, appears ‘drunk’ or ‘really tired’

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

ABC election coverage co-anchor Diane Sawyer had difficulties on-air Tuesday night — enough to stoke the Twittersphere with claims that she was “drunk.”

Sawyer stumbled through some words leading up to the 11:00 p.m. EST hour, providing a few awkward moments for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was a guest during the coverage.

New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter seemed to dismiss the idea that Sawyer had been knocking back a few during commercial breaks, and suggested she was just getting weary as the night wore on:

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