We posted this article yesterday and we are updating it this morning to notify readers that the reporter in question has since been fired.
The reporter worked for a Michigan newspaper, the Huron Daily Tribune, has been fired after accidentally leaving a vile message on a Black Republican candidate’s voicemail.
“I have listened to the voicemail left by Brenda Battel to Mr. James’ campaign, and find no reason to defend this behavior,” Huron Daily Tribune editor Kate Hessling said in a statement. “Brenda Battel’s employment has been immediately terminated.”
“The Huron Daily Tribune sincerely apologizes to Mr. James and to the public. These statements do not represent the views of the Tribune as a whole, nor do they reflect the actions of a responsible journalist.”
The reporter and self-described ‘global citizen’ named Brenda Battel called the GOP’s Senate nominee John James’s campaign for an interview. She hung up the phone but the line was still open. She said into the voicemail, “Man if he beats her…Jesus! F**king John James. That would suck!”
Can we expect that she will write an objective piece on the candidate?
John James’s frustrated campaign manager issued a statement to the Daily Caller, the outlet that first published the voicemail.
“It shows you that some media will do anything to keep the status quo and career politicians in power,” campaign manager Tori Sachs said. “The liberal media can’t stand the idea of a job creator and combat veteran coming to Washington to shake up the system. This happened as we closed in within the margin of error.”
But don’t call reporters writing and publishing fake news the “enemy of the people”. They are your friend much like Pennywise the clown in Steven King’s movie, It.
Imagine if a Republican said this? She’d be damned as a racist.
Just for fun, we leave you with Katy Tur mocking Trump supporters and continue to think of the press as your ‘friend’. They want you to think that at the same time they refuse to change.
.@KatyTurNBC returns to Trump rally for 1st time in 2 years, and talks to Trump supporters:
“When … 90-something percent is negative toward Trump, what do you think?”
“It’s not our job to be a PR person for any politician.”
“It’s your job to tell the truth.”
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 5, 2018