On the ABC’s Inside Edition on Wednesday, the host and panelist asked the panel of guests whether they had ever experienced virtual scoops.
“I’m a virtual scooper, and I’ve been to many, many virtual scops,” said one guest, a reporter who was fired in a virtual scandal.
“It’s the thing you do with your mobile device that you can’t really do without it.
You can’t do your work in your office without it.”
The reporter, who was hired in April 2018, was asked to investigate allegations that the ABC News chief executive officer, Michaelia Cash, was using a mobile device to manipulate election results.
The guest said he was fired for reporting on this allegation.
“In the past, I have not been able to do my job because of a mobile phone,” the reporter said.
“The one thing I did get away with was reporting the issue, and reporting the fact that I was a virtual person.”
The ABC News boss and host asked if the reporter could describe the experience of working in virtual reality.
“For me it’s kind of like being a virtual version of myself,” the guest said.
When the ABC host asked the reporter if he was going to lose his job over the issue of using a virtual assistant to manipulate the election results, the reporter did not have an answer.
“No, no, no,” he said.
He added that he was never told to stop doing the job he was doing.
The ABC host and host of the “Inside Edition” on Wednesday asked the virtual scoping expert if it was a problem that the person being interviewed was a “virtual scoarer” and was not allowed to ask any questions.
“You cannot be a virtual reporter,” the host said.
She said that the reporter was fired after reporting on the virtual issue, which was the subject of a virtual sting operation.
The program, “Inside View,” which airs daily at 7 p.m. on ABC News, airs the show “Inside the Show,” hosted by ABC’s “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos.
“If this is your experience, I would say I would be very concerned,” the ABC anchor said.
The virtual scopping expert told the ABC that if the ABC news chief executive was being a real scoofer, she should have known the rules.
“She should have done a thorough investigation before she hired this person,” the expert said.
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