The media is loaded with leftists. We’ve known this for a while and we’ve done our best to expose them for it. Sometimes, we simply have to sit back and wait for them to expose themselves.
Brenda Battel, formerly a reporter for the Huron Daily Tribune, was calling Senate candidate John James’ campaign to set up a post-election interview. She left a message on the answering service and thought she’d hung up. She hadn’t.
Instead, she expressed her feelings. The campaign released the audio. Upon hearing it, editor Kate Hessling fired Battel.
“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.”
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) November 6, 2018
Two things. First, reporters should be as unbiased as possible. That means if they have strong feelings about a candidate one way or the other, they should recuse themselves. Second, be sure to hang up before talking **** about someone.
Update: To Battel’s credit, she took responsibility for her actions and apologized on Twitter. It would have been easy to be bitter and lash out at the campaign for releasing the audio or at her former bosses for letting her go over the mistake. Instead, she did the right thing.