Tweets mock Diane Sawyer as 'tipsy,' 'hammered'

Associated Press Modified: November 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm •  Published: November 7, 2012

Some tweeters joked that a more fun-loving Sawyer was a ploy by ABC to boost viewership as Obama faced off against Mitt Romney in the election. Several Twitter followers said they were drawn to the network by word that Sawyer was behaving, by one description, "a bit wacky."

"Bad night for Romney," one tweeter summed up. "Worse night for Diane Sawyer?"

ABC had no comment Wednesday, while Sawyer seemed to acknowledge the Twitter reaction in her own tweeted message: "Read your tweets the good, bad, and the funny. See you on ABCWorldNews."

She did not address it on Wednesday's "World News" broadcast.

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