As Twitchy told you Monday, a reporter for a local paper in Michigan left a voicemail for Republican Senate hopeful John James, who is running to unseat incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow. The problem was that the reporter didn’t hang up the phone after leaving a message for the James campaign, and, well, she let her personal feelings fly:
Reporter caught on voicemail saying a win by f**king John James would suck https://t.co/R7ZdHYFAT7
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 6, 2018
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
Reporter Brenda Battel calls Michigan GOP Senate nominee John James’s campaign looking for an interview.
She thinks she hung up the phone, then says in the voicemail: "Man, if he beats her… Jesus! F**king John James. That would suck!" pic.twitter.com/HvSlSfqmQS
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 6, 2018
Color Fox News’ Brit Hume NOT particularly surprised:
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
If they were being completely honest, would many other reporters be surprised?
Nothing to see here, no bias. https://t.co/DxGsaeHiHZ
— James H. Reynolds IV (@JamesHRIV) November 6, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Brenda Battle new anchor @CNN
— Scott S (@TriScott1) November 6, 2018