Fierce backlash after journo’s tweet
A senior Channel 10 journalist has been targeted in a Twitter backlash after she posted a two word tweet today.
Senior journalist Candice Wyatt tweeted "Bye Bye" with a waving hand emoji following Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos' announcement that she'd resigned.
Ms Wyatt shared Ms Mikakos' own tweet with her full statement regarding her resignation. The short tweet has prompted a fierce response on social media, with hundreds of responses and quotes.
Countless social media users responded with outrage to the tweet, accusing Ms Wyatt of political bias.
Political commentator Peter van Onselen said he agreed Ms Mikakos needed to resign, but he called the criticism of the former health minister a "childish pile on".
Author John Birmingham replied to the tweet with a meme, asking Ms Wyatt, "U wot mate?".
Jonathan Green, an ABC presenter and the editor of literary journal Meanjin shared the tweet, appearing to mock Ms Wyatt's role as a senior journalist.
Journalist Peter Brent also shared a screenshot of a tweet Ms Wyatt later retweeted, calling for Ms Mikakos' resignation.
"Andrews has lost the Channel 10 newsreader vote," Mr Brent said.
Andrews has lost the Channel 10 newsreader vote. pic.twitter.com/Xn51U6dTCu— Peter Brent (@mumbletwits) September 26, 2020
Originally published as Fierce backlash after journo's tweet