Blaming Diane Sawyer for ‘Framing Britney Spears’ Is Too Easy

ABC failed the singer first by sending an amateur to do a seasoned music journalist’s job.

Britney Spears in Manila in 2017 (Photo: Steven Lavoie/Creative Commons)

You don’t bring a hard-news attitude to a pop-star interview. Sawyer’s tone was too confrontational, and she didn’t betray any real knowledge of Spears beyond what she’d read in other people’s reporting.

The wrong woman for the job

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The media are a convenient scapegoat, but everyone needs to look in the mirror. We helped make it happen. We took sides during the big break-up with Timberlake and laughed when Britney was breaking down and shaming her became a blood sport.

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