Update: Reporter FIRED After Caught on Tape Disparaging GOP Michigan Senate Candidate John James


Fired Michigan reporter, Brenda Battel

Huron Daily Tribune reporter, Brenda Battel was caught on tape disparaging GOP Senate candidate John James when she called his campaign looking for an interview and thought she hung up the phone after leaving a voicemail.

Brenda Battel was fired from the Huron Daily Tribune Monday night after her Editor heard the voicemail.

Via Henry Rodgers, Capitol Hill reporter for The Daily Caller: “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,” she continued. “These statements do not represent the views of the Tribune as a whole, nor do they reflect the actions of a responsible journalist.”

As TGP reported earlier Monday evening, Michigan reporter Brenda Battel accidentally left a nasty voicemail for John James. 

“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,” she continued. “I’m probably going to send an email over to the [email protected] with some details. Um, if you’d like to call me back, my number is [redacted] Thank you.”

At this point Brenda Battel tries to hang up the phone after leaving her number, but the phone remains connected to the line and continues to record her voice.


“Man, if he beats her… Jesus! F*cking John James. That would suck! Whew I don’t think it’s going to happen though,” Battel said not realizing she is being recorded.

GOP Senate candidate John James, a combat veteran, husband and father is running against Democrat incumbent and Soros puppet, Debbie Stabenow.

In case you missed it, below is the audio of the voicemail:

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