Diane Sawyer: The reason I turned off my TV

Reporting from New York – Diane Sawyer had twice been passed over for the job of anchoring ABC’s evening news broadcast, first after the death of Peter Jennings, and then following the abrupt end of the Bob Woodruff-Elizabeth Vargas pairing that led the network to put the avuncular Charles Gibson in the anchor chair.

But after announcing Gibson’s retirement Wednesday, ABC News President David Westin rewarded Sawyer’s forbearance by naming her to the network’s top news post, saying she has “more than paid her dues and waited her turn appropriately.”

“It was her time, in my judgment,” Westin said.
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Piehole Note:  I owe Diane Sawyer a bit of gratitude because it was her that spurred me on to turn off my TV and I have never looked back the best thing I have ever done was turning off my TV. I have more time, I’m thinner, I’m less distracted. Diane Sawyer made the mistake in my eyes of calling gossip about the “Bachlorette” NEWS.  It was a wake up call for me on just how lame our news reporting has become in this country.  It’s not because shes a she.  It’s because she is a vapid air-headed yes man.  And I hate that in any gender.

So many positive things happened when I turned off Diane Sawyer.
She was so lame at delivering the news that I just couldn’t stomach the bullshit anymore. I don’t think news as entertainment. I just want to be informed with the truth not a bunch of opinions and fluff from vapid airheads.

The news media just got that much worse

Jenna Bush Hager Becomes Member of the Press


Though her father, former President George W. Bush, enjoyed an often-testy relationship with the press, his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, is about to join the Fourth Estate – by becoming a special correspondent to NBC’s Today show, the program’s executive producer, Jim Bell, tells the Associated Press.
“It wasn’t something I’d always dreamed to do,” said Hager, 27, a two-time author and teacher in Baltimore. “But I think one of the most important things in life is to be open-minded and to be open-minded for change.”

While keeping her day job in Baltimore, Hager, who was approached by Bell about the TV job, will be contributing stories about once a month to the top-rated network morning show. Among the topics she might cover, according to the AP, is education.

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