What’s behind this Twitter exchange between a former ABC reporter and her ex-colleague?
It all started out fairly innocent — NBC News correspondent Andrea Canning took a swipe at former employer ABC News for airing a rerun of a “20/20” report she did three years ago when working for the network.
- She then encouraged viewers to switch over to “Dateline” on NBC, her new employer.
- ABC reporter Jim Avila spotted the tweet and jumped in with “That sounds a little desperate.”
- Canning fired back with “Watch yourself.”
- Avila’s response was “Or ???”
- That’s when Canning fired back with “I’m pretty sure you don’t want me saying anything else. Time to block you and move on. #InternationalWomenDay (sic) #metoo.”
- Avila didn’t respond to that and it’s not immediately clear why Canning opted to use the #MeToo hashtag with her response along with her message about blocking him.
- NBC and ABC have not responded for requests for comment.
— Andrea Canning (@CanningAndrea) March 9, 2019
- At least one Twitter user thought Canning’s use of “#MeToo” was interesting.
Whoa! That #Metoo speaks volumes Jim.
— ? (@ALICIAinOK) March 10, 2019