We were already rooting for Michigan Senate Republican candidate John James, but now we’re rooting for him extra hard because we know just how much it would bother a certain reporter at the Huron Daily Tribune.
EXCLUSIVE: In a phone call to @JohnJamesMI's campaign, Brenda Battel, a reporter for a Michigan newspaper, thought she hung up the phone then says: "Man, if he beats her (@stabenow)… Jesus! F*cking John James. That would SUCK!"
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) November 6, 2018
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.
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 continued.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) November 6, 2018
Lol Are we really surprised anymore that these so called "journalists" are secretly super biased? C'mon.
— Commissioner G (@g_commissioner) November 6, 2018
Yeah, but there's no bias in the media, right?
— TypsyGypsyDance (@TypsyGypsyDance) November 6, 2018
Are you insinuating 95% of the media is extremely biased in favor of the Democrats? How dare you sir!
— Nicholas P. (@nickp1908) November 6, 2018
And the media wonders why they aren’t trusted. Unreal.
— KT (@KTWSAW18) November 6, 2018
No one who has spent a lot of time around reporters will be surprised by what she said, only that she was too inept to disconnect the call. https://t.co/mn7asBplzx
— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 6, 2018
@JohnJamesMI I think you should call her back tomorrow night for that interview. 💪
— Adam G (@starflyer007) November 6, 2018
Well she needs to be let go ASAP.
— republicans2018 (@republicans2019) November 6, 2018
I actually don't mind journalists having opinions. What I hate is when they can't be professionals. Just the facts, damn it. Is that so hard?
— phantommut (@phantommut) November 6, 2018
— Pat (@PatSiegfried) November 6, 2018
God bless her. Lets give her a reason to sleep in Wednesday.
— Jason Gillman (@MichiganTaxes) November 6, 2018
It would be AWESOME…
— Mike Nicholl (@nicholl_mike) November 6, 2018
Why would this reporter be against John James? Could it be…? Hmm… I don’t know. Maybe…?
— Harrey Sackrider (@DeezNutz676) November 6, 2018
I hope that for the next 24 hours @JohnJamesMI uses this as an ad. "This is how fair and honest reporting from your local MI news."
— David Herrmann (@herrmanndigital) November 6, 2018
Voting for John James tomorrow!
— waitforit (@repstudent) November 6, 2018
One more unbiased reporter in another average day in LEFTOLAND!
— Phil Conner (@Peconner1) November 6, 2018
Them and basically every other newspaper in Mi Wednesday morning… pic.twitter.com/PTOFSgjlpG
— Cliffton Hanger (@AJPJS) November 6, 2018
So wish I could cast my vote for this man. Best of luck @JohnJamesMI !!!
— Justin Chamness (@Jcham7189) November 6, 2018
More of a reason for me to vote for him tomorrow. I got your six.
— Scott Robinson (@thegreatonesr) November 6, 2018
When he wins, GOP will have to introduce him with that clip at the 2020 convention, right?
— Ward Black (@ward_black) November 6, 2018
2024 James – Crenshaw ticket! They can decide who is Pres & VP. Not only are they smart but seem down to earth. Both with whit & charisma, Humor & empathy, Principles & values etc.
— Icecinder (@Icecinder) November 6, 2018
Always remember those from the media who bullied a museum gift shop for selling a t shirt.
— Holden (@Axlmayhem88) November 6, 2018
Yeah, that “Fake News” T-shirt had no place in the Newseum.
No bias, right? NBC just threw away ALL pretense of objectivity with Twitter profile update https://t.co/XTVDLgi7dm
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 26, 2018