Tina Brown told NY1 tonight that the internet is a lot like theater; the audience gives instant feedback. But what to do about hecklers? Brown's two college-aged children knew: Heckle back, viciously and covertly.
The kids, the Daily Beast editor explained, will post mean comments underneath online articles critical of her.
What does Brown make of this anonymous bloodsport? Well, consider that when she was atop Vanity Fair and feuding with Vogue's Anna Wintour, Brown published a take-down on Wintour's womanizing then-boyfriend — and pillaged for quotes a private lunch Wintour invited her to with Princess Diana. So, yes, Brown approves. And probably would still approve if the perpetrators weren't her own flesh and blood.