(National Sentinel)Â Epic Fail: If anyone tries to tell you there is no liberal bias in the ‘mainstream media,’ point them to this story.
Brenda Battel, a reporter for theÂ Huron Daily Tribune, called U.S. Senate candidate John James to set up a post-election interview on Wednesday.
She left his campaign office a voicemail. She then hung up the phone.
Or thought she had. She didn’t.
What she proceeded to say next led to her being fired by the newspaper Tuesday.
â€œHi, my name is Brenda Battel, Iâ€™m a reporter with the Huron Daily Tribune in Bad Axe, Michigan,” she begins.
â€œIâ€™m looking to set up an appointment with Mr. James for some time on Wednesday for a phone interview regarding the election results,â€ Battel continued. â€œIâ€™m probably going to send an email over to theÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ with some details. Um, if youâ€™d like to call me back, my number is â€¦ extension â€¦ Thank you.â€
And then:Â â€œMan, if he beats herâ€¦ Jesus! F**king John James. That would suck! Whew, I donâ€™t think itâ€™s going to happen though,â€ Battel continued.
â€œI have listened to the voicemail left by Brenda Battel to Mr. Jamesâ€™ campaign, and find no reason to defend this behavior,â€ Huron Daily Tribune editor Kate Hessling said in aÂ statement. â€œBrenda Battelâ€™s employment has been immediately terminated.
â€œThe Huron Daily Tribune sincerely apologizes to Mr. James and to the public,â€ she continued. â€œThese statements do not represent the views of the Tribune as a whole, nor do they reflect the actions of a responsible journalist.â€
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