Tennessee official curses out female reporter, explains it’s what any man would do.

Tennessee official curses out female reporter, explains it’s what any man would do.
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WSMV's I-Team spent two months investigating the spending of Davidson County Election Commission members in Tennessee. After finding a number of curiously expensive receipts for meals and office decorations, reporter Alanna Autler confronted Chairman Ron Buchanan. In the local news report, Autler states that Buchanan had agreed to make a statement on camera. When the time came, however, he was less than amiable. Skip to :45 to watch Buchanan trash Autler.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7fh6JyPU0g

"That's exactly the kind of bitch I thought you would be," Buchanan said after Autler tried to ask him about a $600 picture frame. 

Buchanan resigned a few days after this generally embarrassing interview took place. In his resignation letter, Buchanan said that "90% of the adult men would have used the same term to describe the reporter's conduct if they have been present, or a similar word would have been used by women to describe the conduct if it had been a male reporter."

He also spoke with local paper The Tennessean and showed little remorse. 

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“I said it. I meant it. I still mean it,” he said. “I should not have used that terminology, but as the media has the freedom of press, individuals have the freedom of speech. And I can tell her what I think about her." Autler—and everybody else—definitely got Buchanan's message. 

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