December 21, 2009, - 3:03 pm

Another Chick News Anchor Starts Tonight: So What? Who Cares?

By Debbie Schlussel

Tonight, the annoying Diane Sawyer takes the helm as ABC News “World News Tonight,” anchor.  And ABC is keeping it low-key, by design.


Diane Sawyer: You’ll Need to Stick a Gun to My Head to Get Me to Watch

They saw what happened when the other major news outfit, CBS, made a big deal of having the first solo full-time anchoratrix.  No-one cared.  And it didn’t help.  Katie Couric’s ratings are lower than ever.  Embarrassingly low.  And the stunts–like nightly commentary from others, first Rush Limbaugh and celebrities, then average citizens–didn’t help in the long run.

But that’s what Diane Sawyer anchoring the news is:  a stunt.  Too bad the stunt is no longer a stunt because it’s already been done, and no-one cared then.

I don’t think people take female news anchors seriously (especially when they’re showing cleavage–the newscast isn’t Hooters).  And why should they . . . when the fresh meat is composed of two women who really aren’t serious and whose past experience is silly interviews with pop stars and talk that competes with Moon Unit Zappa’s for the remake of “Valley Girl”?

But it’s not just that, not their internal plumbing.  It’s that they’re liberal women.  So we don’t trust them . . . and we don’t trust them.  As I’ve noted, some of Sawyer’s recent “in-depth” “reporting” includes an hour of faked data and info against gun-owners and trying to dissuade us from believing we should defend ourselves in crimes, that we’d all be as incompetent as she would be if caught in such a situation.

And now we’re supposed to take this propagandist seriously in a new job where she’ll get to propagandize even more, as has been traditionally done by equally biased and snooty predecessors, like Peter “I Hate Israel and Dated an Ugly Palestinian” Jennings?  Good luck with that.

The only reason Diane Sawyer even has a shot is that she’s getting a “promotion” to an irrelevant, dying job.  We already know the day’s news before those who type it in her teleprompter do.  And we’ve already left in droves.

So, enjoy your new job, Diane Sawyer.  If a tree fell in the forest and no-one heard it, did it make a sound?

Diane Sawyer is the Betamax and 8-Track Tape of tonight.  Sadly, there’s not room in the landfill for her.  So ABC decided to recycle her.  Nobody cares.

Frankly, the networks would be a whole lot more honest (and entertaining) if they used an open, honest airhead bimbo to deliver the news instead of an airhead bimbo who pretends she actually has an intellect.

Skip DianeCast, just like you skipped KatieCast.  You get more real news from “Antiques Roadshow.”

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20 Responses

She has the right credential: She is an idiot. I cannot imagine a more ignorant anchorette.

pat on December 21, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Well, for ignorance, there’s always Katie “Gumby” Couric.
    Sawyer is a hag. Why doesn’t she just retire?

    lexi on December 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm

I seem to remember a few years ago Sawyer doing an interview with Iranian despot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and she was going on about how the issues were “too complicated” for ordinary ‘pea-SANTS’* to understand – typical elitist claptrap. Small wonder she was “promoted.”

* Emphasis on second syllable attributable to Ernie Kovacs in a routine he did as “French” storyteller “Pierre Ragout.”

ConcernedPatriot on December 21, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Another Mockingbird operative spews propaganda!

Bob Porrazzo on December 21, 2009 at 4:15 pm

I cannot stand couric and i am still wondering what CBS see in her. She’s as sincere as a snake and her snide condescending tone of voice is revolting. Can’s the networks do better than this??

Chuck on December 21, 2009 at 4:58 pm

How old is Dianne Sawyer ? They should pick a younger person to read the ” News” at ABC. It time for Sawyer to retire, she looks old and she is dumb.

Jim on December 21, 2009 at 6:17 pm

I think she’s pretty

Mine’s the “22.”

yonason on December 21, 2009 at 6:18 pm

I couldn’t watch GMA after they started putting
vaseline on the lenses — and I had HDTV.
The picture was great and then when Sawyer
came on with totally obliterated facialfeatures,
I gave up. NO loss – and don’t miss watching.

Dee on December 21, 2009 at 6:26 pm

Well, I don’t know” showing cleavage would definitely be an attraction for me. But I agree that both she and Couric are incompetent. But so is almost everyone else. It is sickening though to watch the newscasts with the obnoxious pandering to diversity. Maybe they also think that blacks won’t watch unless there is black ‘talent’ (sic), women unless there is female ‘talent’ (sic), etc.

Little Al on December 21, 2009 at 6:37 pm

what a dawg!

demonneant on December 21, 2009 at 6:41 pm

So what? Who cares? Sums it up nicely. I hate identity politics. Just another State-Run Media Whore in the tank.

Skunky on December 21, 2009 at 7:38 pm

In terms of pure stupidity, the prize has to go to Peter Jennings who was punked by a Howard Stern Show listener. I heard it in real time. Priceless.

lexi on December 21, 2009 at 7:46 pm

I wish this site would critisize these Liberal air-heads and empty skirts like Couric, Sawyer, Rachael Madcow, Katrina Vandenhueval,Debbie Schultz Wasserman (what winner that one is)
Huffington, Jan Schkowsky, Boxer, Pelosi,etc. Instead of Palin Malkin, Ingraham, Bachman, Coulter, Tantaros S.E Cupp,etc.
We are coming up on an election year that is very important, especially now after this health care debacle that was just passed. We need to all band together on the Conservative side, and elect and support good Conservative canidates along with weeding out RINOs (not winos). Enough already of petty in fighting and shooting ourselves in the foot. Like Rush says this election is a huge opportunity to stop this runaway Socialism.

Delta George on December 21, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Diane Sawyer is another in a line of train wrecks from the MSM. Yawn.

CaliforniaScreaming on December 21, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Bernie Goldberg once said she was only hired because of Affirmative Action back when she was first allowed to read the news to a nationwide audience.

She then became a propaganda spokesman for the Rockefeller CFR/Trilateral Commission. She is a member of the CFR now which should tell you all you need to know about this whore.

I would not believe anything she had to do with in reporting and would not waste my time watching her.
Talk about state run media spokes hole, she fits the bill to a “T”.

ScottyDog on December 21, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Sawyer is truly a whore–she used to work for Richard Nixon then became a lefty to further her career.

    lexi on December 22, 2009 at 9:52 am

She should make for good comedy.

Shy Guy on December 22, 2009 at 12:26 am

As the new spokesdrone begins her peroxide and botox laden ascendancy into the stratosphere, where so many drones have sputtered before, we can say we never really knew you.

Diane Sawlogs on December 22, 2009 at 8:42 am

I’ve never had a problem with women news anchors, to my way of thinking, they’ve excelled along with the best of their male counterparts, the issue I’ve long had with Diane is the way she speaks. She speaks too much in a monotone.

Kurt Toy on December 23, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Why on earth did Mike Nichols marry this broad? Does he have weird fantasies?

JulieJ on December 23, 2009 at 3:47 pm

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