“I’m Michael Rowland”

By David Knox on November 16, 2010 / Filed Under News 27

Last week on ABC News Breakfast presenter Virginia Trioli appeared to have an identity crisis….

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  1. Clint lambert February 28, 2011 at 9:20 pm -

    Me tarzan you Jane.

  2. Tania November 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm -

    Maybe she is hoping to feature in the fourth sereis of SBS’s Who Do You Think You Are!??

  3. snapper jack November 16, 2010 at 8:58 pm -

    cracker. pure gold. I reckon I’d be that brain dead at that time of the morning but get my name wrong…..nahhh. virginia has a great wit and sense of humour and reckon that it was a wasted oportunity for a bit of fun. good pick up

  4. Dr_Rudi November 16, 2010 at 8:41 pm -

    Yes, it is that “new” system that the ABC have implemented.

    Still, if ever Rove comes back to television, and if ever he asks me who I’m turning for, I now have an answer – it that’s Michael Rowland, count me in (so to speak).

  5. alty November 16, 2010 at 7:08 pm -

    Poor Virginia, she really is quite good! that show is so dull to watch, even she isn’t 100% there

  6. Armchair Analyst November 16, 2010 at 6:38 pm -

    Its amazing that she didnt correct hereself. she must have been in some kind of trance not to notice the blunder of the century that she made.

  7. Robbie November 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm -

    Its a shame that Media Watch has finished for the year,they would have had some fun with this little beauty.

  8. Neilo November 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm -

    I am a robot…

  9. nick November 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm -

    hahaha JB reminded me of Anchorman too ‘ Go f*** yourself San Diego’ and Bruce Almighty as well ‘I do the cha cha like a sissy girl. I like-a, do, da-cha cha hahahah

    Really, doesn’t come across very professional

  10. Phoenix727 November 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm -

    @Rachel: Really? I think she looks ill she’s way to pale.

    Yep, didn’t even flinch… That’s the ABC we expect.

  11. Secret Squïrrel November 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm -

    I blame MediaHub ;-)

  12. rachel batta November 16, 2010 at 11:20 am -

    She is a hot gorgeous woman, or so my husband keeps telling me

  13. hoody November 16, 2010 at 11:14 am -

    LOL, she didn’t even flinch, what a professional !

  14. Richard W November 16, 2010 at 10:28 am -

    Cuckoo, cuckoo!

  15. camo November 16, 2010 at 10:23 am -

    look i dont really know this lady all that well…maybe i should…but this just adds to the argument that some presenters will read whatever is put on the prompter infront of them, or have you ever heard of pre reading your script……brings me back to the fantastic scene in “Anchorman” where he told San Diego to go… after Applegates charcter changed the autocue… ahhh good times

  16. chk chk November 16, 2010 at 9:54 am -

    LOL, karma after that Barnaby Joyce cuckoo gesture…

  17. JB November 16, 2010 at 9:41 am -

    Ha ha ha ha OMG did she really just say that. They really will read everything from the autocue. This reminds of me of Anchorman. “I’m Ron Burgundy?”

  18. Byron November 16, 2010 at 9:37 am -

    LOL, she doesn’t even bat an eyelid when she says Michael’s name

  19. dave November 16, 2010 at 9:05 am -

    that’s hilarious, as if she is ‘sleep working’ and on auto pilot. Very scarey.

  20. toriwannabe November 16, 2010 at 9:04 am -

    How funny! And as a true professional, she didn’t even flinch!

  21. billy balakalai November 16, 2010 at 8:39 am -

    the funniest thing is she doesn’t even flinch, and doesn’t even recognize what she has said…

  22. CK November 16, 2010 at 8:35 am -

    WTF?!! She didn’t even realise by the look of it – shows she must be on auto-pilot when reading those things – maybe they should pull a prank and put “i am a clown” (or something much funnier – couldn’t think of anything lol) and see if she reads that!

  23. Heléna November 16, 2010 at 8:20 am -

    I guess Barnaby Joyce gets the last laugh ;)

  24. PJ November 16, 2010 at 7:59 am -

    Darn that auto-cue!

  25. James H November 16, 2010 at 7:24 am -

    That has to be a joke or something… She didn’t even blink! haha

  26. Steven November 16, 2010 at 5:08 am -

    PS just how stupid news readers really are and yes they really are stupid people

  27. Steven November 16, 2010 at 5:08 am -

    that is awesome good catch!!

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