OUTRAGE: Reporter Caught Disparaging Black War Hero-Turned-Senate Candidate
A reporter for a Michigan newspaper called Michigan Senate Republican candidate John James' campaign requesting an interview before committing a major faux pas.
After thinking she hung up the phone, the now ex-journalist said "f**king John James... that would suck." (The Daily Caller)
Brenda Battel, a reporter for Huron Daily Tribune, left the voicemail on James’s campaign offices phone number at 3:40 PM Monday, requesting the interview for Wednesday, the day after the Nov. 6 midterm elections. In the voicemail, she expresses her interest in interviewing James, believes she hung up the phone, and then goes on to curse about a possible James victory, saying she doesn’t think it will happen.
“Hi, my name is Brenda Battel, I’m a reporter with the Huron Daily Tribune in Bad Axe, Michigan,” Battel said in the voicemail.
“I’m looking to set up an appointment with Mr. James for some time on Wednesday for a phone interview regarding the election results,” Battel continued. “I’m probably going to send an email over to the firstname.lastname@example.org with some details. Um, if you’d like to call me back, my number is … extension … Thank you.”
Battel attempts to hang up after giving her number, but the phone remains connected.
"Man, if he beats her… Jesus! F**king John James. That would suck! Whew, I don’t think it’s going to happen though," Battel lamented.