Flashback: When Sawyer Anchored World News, She Got Giddy Over Obama Passing Out Cookies

When Diane Sawyer, who ABC announced Wednesday morning will replace Charles Gibson in January as anchor of World News, filled in as anchor of that newscast on Monday, February 16, she excitedly announced how "the trillion dollar week has begun" and so "finally," as if it had been too long of a wait, "the stimulus starts to flow." She soon heralded how "we embark on a week like no other in American economic history" with "a presidential whirlwind of spending against a recession."

Sawyer brought George Stephanopoulos aboard to admire what Sawyer described as a "scrapbook, if you will, of the President's journey on the road to the stimulus package." In other words, photos released by the White House. Nonetheless, she effused: "I want to show everybody at home, because there is the President, it's Super Bowl night, and he's serving cookies to congressional leadership in the White House screening room." (February 17 CyberAlert, with video.)

Compilation of Sawyer's liberal bias over the years, with eight videos: "New ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer: A Profile in Bias."

- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center