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ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas: ‘I am an alcoholic’
Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2014 10:19 AM EST | Frazier Moore

Posted on 01/24/2014 8:42:53 AM PST by Olog-hai

ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has publicly acknowledged that she’s an alcoholic, and said it took her years to admit it.

In an interview aired Friday on “Good Morning America,” Vargas said hiding her problem from others was exhausting.

“Even to admit it to myself was admitting, I thought, that I was a failure,” said Vargas, who noted that she had reported several “20/20” specials on drinking yet couldn’t acknowledge her own alcohol dependency. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: abcnews; alcoholism; elizabethvargas; liberalmedia

1 posted on 01/24/2014 8:42:53 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
When will Hillary admit it?


2 posted on 01/24/2014 8:43:53 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator; Salamander; TheOldLady
"When will Hillary admit it? "

She'll slip it inbetween mutterings of "Out damned spot! Out I say!"
3 posted on 01/24/2014 8:49:48 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Olog-hai

If I had to work for ABC, I suspect I’d be driven to alcoholism too.


4 posted on 01/24/2014 8:51:57 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Olog-hai

A lcoholics
B lathering
C rap


5 posted on 01/24/2014 8:54:42 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Olog-hai

She must have a shred of a conscience. Lying all the time probably drove her to the bottle.

Okay Lizzie, we all know now. Go take care of it.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 8:54:49 AM PST by dforest
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To: shibumi
She'll slip it inbetween mutterings of "Out damned spot! Out I say!"

ooh! good one!

7 posted on 01/24/2014 8:55:25 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m glad she is getting help for her problem but I hope she doesn’t continue to use her recovery as fodder for news stories.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 8:56:31 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Olog-hai

What’s the big deal - wasn’t she “born that way”. Who are we to judge.....


9 posted on 01/24/2014 8:58:30 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: dfwgator
When will Hillary admit it?

Hillary???

What about Bill??? He'd have to be an alcoholic to be married to that.

10 posted on 01/24/2014 9:04:49 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

“Nose like a vacuum cleaner.”


11 posted on 01/24/2014 9:07:31 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Olog-hai

Welp, guess she is now eligible for disability, she can ask my x-wife how to apply.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 9:07:58 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Olog-hai

Wasn’t there a made-for-tv-movie about Jessica Savitch being a coke-head?

I wonder about Diane Sawyer and how sober she is sometimes.

Maybe having to constantly LIE about the true nature of the country drives some talking heads to self-medicate.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 9:10:19 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

Saw ‘Wolf of Wall Street’, and I’m convinced that at a certain level drugs and alcohol are the price of admission. The more you do, the more chances you take, and if your luck is good, you do well enough to be able to sustain your luck, through whatever means are available to you - illicit or otherwise.


14 posted on 01/24/2014 9:12:36 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: Olog-hai

What I want to hear from lamestream network reporters is: I’m a Communist.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 9:14:13 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t know anything about her reporting “proclivities,” but I say God bless her, she’s taken Step One.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 9:26:35 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Olog-hai

She can drink with me anytime she wants,,, just leave the boots on . .


17 posted on 01/24/2014 9:44:21 AM PST by ßuddaßudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Olog-hai

What’s the big news?I thought ALL msm reporters were alcoholics.


18 posted on 01/24/2014 10:04:08 AM PST by ohiobushman ( If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?)
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To: ohiobushman

Her being candid about it, I suppose.


19 posted on 01/24/2014 10:11:07 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
“Even to admit it to myself was admitting, I thought, that I was a failure,” said Vargas,

No, Liz.

Admitting this to yourself is the first step towards becoming a SUCCESS.

Signed,

A Fellow 12-Stepper.

20 posted on 01/24/2014 10:15:20 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Olog-hai

To be a Commie lib working for the All Barack Channel of course one would have to be boozed up


21 posted on 01/24/2014 10:34:32 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Lazamataz

The first step is the foundation that supports the other 11.

Wish her success in her battle agaist that which is cunning, baffling, powerful.


22 posted on 01/24/2014 10:41:01 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Olog-hai

So quit drinking and get on with your life. It’s not that big a deal.


23 posted on 01/24/2014 11:19:17 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

So quit drinking and get on with your life. It’s not that big a deal.

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What are you? Maybe 18 or 20 years old?

Like you have an effing clue.

And if you actually are an adult, you might want to learn the difference between between a drunk in college and an alcoholic.

You’ve certainly set the bar for this thread. Really, really low.


24 posted on 01/24/2014 12:13:29 PM PST by dmz
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To: Olog-hai

TMI


25 posted on 01/24/2014 1:52:35 PM PST by not2be4gotten.com
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