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Diane Sawyer

Drunk, Tired or Flustered?

11/7/2012 5:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Diane Sawyer
was the toast of ABC last night. The question -- was she toasted?

A wacky Sawyer, slurring her words and rambling on about nothing, spoke haltingly as she tried to navigate the election returns.

Lots of viewers turned off their TV sets wondering if Sawyer was anchoring with a .12 blood alcohol level -- i.e., she seemed really drunk.

One thing's for sure ... Something very different was going on with her as she clumsily threw to reporters in the field.

Watch the video and judge for yourself. 


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frankie knockout    

drunk as a billygoat!

677 days ago
2.

mumzy    

maybe Sawyer just got FALSE-TEETH, or her new MEDS don't agree with her, or yeah DRUNK>

677 days ago
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Mamacita69xs    

I do not believe she was drunk, I THINK SHE WAS TIRED having to regurgitate all that info, repeating it over and over would make anyone tongue tied

677 days ago
4.

Phishie from Philly    

She is going to say: "I didn't eat all day and didn't sleep for 2 days. I only had 1 spritzer. Maybe 2. "
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Phishie from Philly

677 days ago
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some guy    

I think it was just the blood rushing out of her head and into her mannish shoulders.

677 days ago
6.

darkcoop    

No not drunk - just giddy with excitement over Obama's winning.

677 days ago
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your own luck    

Diane is always loopy and takes forever to get a question out of her mouth. She just drones on and on until everyone just falls asleep.

677 days ago
8.

wendy    

maybe an inner ear infection

677 days ago
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SittingInJudgement    

After listening to it a couple times, I'm guessing this was just exhaustion kicking in--these reporters were basically up round the clock and don't forget, she's 66 years old. You can hear vocal fray which happens when you overuse the voice, drink too much caffeine and don't get enough rest..
Just like anyone who's been on the go for that long, I think she was just getting a little giddy and very, very tired.

677 days ago
10.

greatneck    

Thats my girl, she rules. Notice the looks on the mens faces, like, uh, shes rules, the boss, go....

677 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

She was just Drunk of Happiness because Obama Won!.... https://twitter.com/PaulMcCartney

677 days ago
12.

Ace    

Hey TMZ when is the video of Elizabeth Warren and her lover(s)) going to be released?

677 days ago
13.

Jordan    

What could she be tired from she only does a half hour news show a night and she has a full staff that does all the work all she has to do is go on camera and read a tele-prompter.

677 days ago
14.

Jay W.     

Diane Sawyer = Gilf

677 days ago
15.

CheckIt    

She said "exclamation point" without a problem. Not many people can say that without stumbling even when completely sober. I say she was just really tired.

677 days ago
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