ABC News Breakfast co-host Virginia Trioli has had to apologise to Senator Barnaby Joyce, and viewers, after being caught on camera making a gesture she thought was off-camera.
When the camera cut from a clip of Joyce back to Trioli she could be seen twirling her finger and pulling a face that implied the Senator was loopy.
Trioli, told The Australian, “Yes, it was off-air and an uncharacteristically frustrated moment from me, and the Senator was very gracious in accepting my apology. Lesson learned.”
Senator Joyce also commented, “Maybe I am crazy. Maybe this isn’t parliament but an asylum. And if I’m not Barnaby, who am I? And then, who is Barnaby? If I am crazy, it would explain a lot about this place.”
Last night’s Media Watch also took ABC News Breakfast to task on the matter.
“What was that?” asked Jonathan Holmes.