Diane Sawyer, host of ABC’s “20/20” invited some of her staff to her Manhattan apartment for lunch last week and served lousy chili on purpose, the Washington Post reports. The group smiled and voiced their approval of the salt-laden sludge, which Sawyer told them she prepared herself. Then she left the room. Unbeknownst to the staff, who then began telling the awful truth about the awful chili, Sawyer was secretly videotaping them. It was all part of a segment Sawyer envisioned for the show on everyday lying. When she returned and told them of their “Candid Camera” moment, staff members were not amused. ABC has decided not to use any of the footage, the newspaper said. As for Sawyer, she feels terrible, saying “I’ll drown myself in a vat of chili if anybody was hurt by this.”

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