Unable to reach Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James, reporter Brenda Battel leaves a voicemail seeking a post-election interview but inadvertently fails to terminate the call.
According to the logic of identity politics, reporter Battel is either racist or misandrist, or both.
Update Ms Battel has killed her career:
“I have listened to the voicemail left by Brenda Battel to Mr. James’ campaign, and find no reason to defend this behavior,” said Kate Hessling, editor of the Huron Daily Tribune. “Brenda Battel’s employment has been immediately terminated.
“The Huron Daily Tribune sincerely apologizes to Mr. James and to the public. These statements do not represent the views of the Tribune as a whole, nor do they reflect the actions of a responsible journalist.”