If you’re going to criticise TV talent on social media, you better be ready for a robust reply.
That’s the lesson for viewer Brian Baxter who dared to tackle ABC News Breakfast‘s Virginia Trioli’s today asking, “Not really news related but are the hairdressers for the abc on strike. Looking at you two guys i think it ma be the case.”
He got a pointed reply. With a smiley face.
Trioli was quick to get support from those chiming in with “Stick it to him, Virginia” and “Best line of the morning so far.”
ABC News Breakfast presenters know all about social media opinions.
“I’ve resisted Facebook for a very long time,” Trioli previously told TV Tonight. “I’ve had a Facebook page which is lying dormant and my husband, who is the absolute full bottle on social media and the new platforms for communication said to me, ‘Wake up. That’s actually where television is going to be in ten years time.’”
Co-presenter Michael Rowland previously said, “Twitter is your media and political elite. Facebook is your general punters. It’s also a ready-made tool to see what works and what doesn’t, on any particular view. You’ll get tens of thousands, even more than a hundred thousand views, for an interview with a celebrity or a human interest story. Whereas some political interviews may get hundreds. So it’s a great way as producers and presenters to know what works and what doesn’t.”
Even on holidays Michael Rowland doesn’t escape the feedback, with one viewer today asking “Why are you still on holidays when the very hard working @LaTrioli has return to @BreakfastNews already!”