BOOZY OR BEAT? ABC news babe DIANE SAWYER’s seemingly out-of-it Election Night perf EXPLODES internet!
ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer, 66, was not her best during Tuesday's election coverage as the newscaster's slurry, erratic broadcasting prompted speculation she had something to drink before taking to the air.
Sawyer's announcement that President Obama had won Minnesota at around 10 p.m. ET Tuesday was a frequently-cited gaffe in a night full of whoopsies.
She said, "OK … I wanna … can we have our music, because this is another big one here? Minnesota, we're ready to project Minnesota, right now. Well, tonight we know that President Barack has won Minnesota."
Sawyer's off-kilter perf set Twitter ablaze, natch as Vox Populi sounded off.
"I'll have what Diane Sawyer is having," singer Josh Groban tweeted, RadarOnline.com reported.
Real Housewives vets who a thing or too about boozing chimed in — as Albie Manzo tweeted, "Diane Sawyer is waaaaaaassted right now," while Dina Manzo blurted, "I want whatever Diane Sawyer is taking or drinking tonight."
The band They Might Be Giants quipped, "And Diane Sawyer declares tonight's winner is… chardonnay!"
The New York Times' Brian Stelter defended Sawyer, saying an "alternative theory" to her off-night is that "she gets this way when she's really tired."
And in yet another reminder of the high-tech, instant gratification world we live in, within minutes, someone put together a "Drunk Diane Sawyer" Twitter account. PLUS: See some old skool vid of our newly beloved sippin' wine and poppin' pills BELOW.