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Posted on 11/30/2004 6:06:00 AM PST by sportutegrl
A voice-mail message left last week at the Virginia office of Laptoplobbyist.com, a conservative Internet site, went like this:
"Hi, my name is Rachel, and my telephone number is... I wanted to tell you that you're evil, horrible people. You're awful people. You represent horrible ideas. God hates you and he wants to kill your children. You should all burn in hell. Bye."
Rachel is Rachel Buchman, 25, a regular reader of Laptoplobbyist's e-mail newsletter - and a reporter with public radio station WHYY-FM (90.9) for about three years. And she left her office number at WHYY in the message last Tuesday.
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Me thinks old Rachel is pro abortion, given the fact that she IS a Public Radio HOst.
Never piss off a guy who buys his pixels by the terabyte.
Dang. You beat me to it. Read this this morning in the Inquirer hard copy. Yes, yes, we still buy it because the little lady is a coupon clipper. This is hilarious. Caught in the act! Picking them off one at time. Unfortunately, there are thousands left to go.
Guns Before Butter.
She concludes the diatribe with "bye" which is a short form of "good-bye" which is (I think) a contraction of "God be with you". Which sort of negates her message.
Public television is even worse. They don't call PBS the "Petroleum Broadcasting Service" for nothing.
Tagline material, there...
Hatred and intolerance at NPR?
Who wouldda thunk?
And to Rachel, I think CBS is looking for an anchor. Give 'em a buzz.
Another overheated PEST (Post Election Stress Trauma) sufferer. Should go down to Starbucks and order their special for liberal losers, "Disconsolatte." Rachel, take a midol, shave your legs, drink some herbal tea, suck it up and get over it!
If the office explodes, go pick up Dear Rachel.
Sounds like poor Rachel's got a bad case of PEST.
And to think, with such substantive, constructive criticisms, the Democrats couldn't win the election. I'm shocked!
(EXTREME sarcasm off)
Actually, I'm very disgusted that they got as many votes as they did. But that's another matter.
Is this an "angry white female"?
Will Peter Jennings report it as a "hissy fit"?
We are continually supplied with examples of the fact that our adversaries are juvenile, that they are the "haters" in this ideological conflict.
Rachel Buchman (email@example.com) is a freelance writer from Philadelphia and a reporter for WHYY 91 FM.
WHYY reporter Rachel Buchman and Laurel Touby love the camera.
Underwriting announcements always overuse the transitive verb sense.
Anyone have a link to the audio clip mentioned in the article?
Perhaps she meant, "God be with you to destroy you and kill your children"?
My she really is suffering from PEST, isn't she....
Again shows the cluelessness of the left.
Au contraire. They do get a lot of money from the government. Try looking through their books....they are hideously convoluted in order to mask that fact. They all pass money back and forth between stations, CPB, PBS and production companies. A dollar may go back and forth between the various 'public broadcasting' entities 10 or more times. But if you look at dollars in (donations, sponsorships, gov't) and dollars out (salaries utilites etc NOT including payments to other public b'casting entities) a big part of it comes from our taxes. They are basically a money laundering organization.
I have some SPRAE (Sudden Post Reelection Amused Expressions) for that PEST. Guaranteed to raise your laughter level, get liquids on your keyboard, and just make your day. Manufactured by Schadenfreude, a tiny little division of Halliburton.
This is stupidity on a level I'd never heard before. Is there a maximum IQ for working for NPR and its member stations?
Squidward Tentacles listens to public radio.
If you're in the Philly area and need a classical station, you should tune to WRTI (www.wrti.org) 90.1. It's a very professional station run from Temple University, and it's not NPR. News is limited to headlines and traffic.
I'll bet the conversation before that picture was taken involved the perfidy of men. Taking bets? Anyone?
There was a good discussion about this on Philly talk radio (1210 WPHT). One caller made a good point...she was probably pressured to resign because her call indicated a belief in God and the existance of Hell.
That said, I think the key to this is what motivated her. Either she is A) a bitter partisan and therefor unqualified to be an objective reporter or B) totally ignorant of what being a conservative actually means and therefore unqualified to be an objective reporter. I think it is a combination of both, but it is interesting that this supposedly well educated (ivy league) young woman could be so ignorant of so much of America.
If she was paid to broadcast opinion, it would be different. But she was supposedly an objective journalist...and one paid, at least in part, by our tax dollars.
Barnard College of Columbia University
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Fall Semester 1996
WHYY - Reporter/Producer
generate story ideas. direct interns and volunteers. conduct field and phone interviews. write and voice story scripts, including in-depth coverage. edit sound and peer-edit scripts. substitute producer for the talk show radio times.
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March 2002-February 2003
produced long format series about heroin and two long format interview segments. conducted field and phone interviews, wrote and voiced scripts, and edited sound for this award winning commercial am news station. anchored on weekends.
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December 2001-September 2003
taught adults and children about hiv-aids and how to prevent it.
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September 2000-May 2001
wrote, acquired, and edited features for the culture section of an award winning monthly with nearly 20,000 subscribers.
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May 2000-August 2000
managed all staff including teachers and counselors. arranged camper activities. communicated with parents. planned schedules, locations, materials, and maintenance.
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May 1999-December 1999
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This particular station has fundraisers to assist with expenses. They call us for donations and we always gave until one year they ran a program on Judy Garland Park and the homosexual activity taking place there. I found it offensive. When they called for the donation I said no and told them why...................the caller put me in for the same donation we had given the previous year. I was really outraged he would do that. I ignored the letters and never gave them another cent.
Public radio ping!
Since Laptoplobbyist is the focus of Ms. Buchman's death threats, I thought a link to the site would be appropriate gesture and might help to pump up their traffic.
(Couldn't find a link to her on their site though...)
I always get a kick out of these cop-outs, whether they are when a politician gets his hand caught in the cookie jar or some light is shone on a liberal roach.
Her crime, however, puts her in the "Stupid Criminal" category. Was she drunk or dopped up at the time? Did she quit because she already failed some test and knew she wouldn't urine test cleanly this time, either.
My advise to any outfit thinking about hiring this woman in the future, if you claim to have a drug-free work place, is to make sure that you test her carefully. Her behavior here is so hinkey that may be sme underlying problem that you now have reasonable cause to check out.
I've been suffering from SPRAE too! My symptoms started the morning after the election when I walked into the local Starbucks and began whistling "Oh, What a beautiful morning." Now, I burst out laughing whenever I see a Subaru with a Kerry sticker: do they come that way from the factory? Other symptoms include a positively immoderate amount of gloating and a cheerful acceptance of liberal threats to create a mime and ceramicist shortage by moving to Canada.
She sounds like a jerk but I can't help feeling sorry for anyone who does something so stupid. She is very young and I'm sure she is humiliated. She probably thought she was being funny and got carried away. Tough way to learn a lesson.
Humiliation implies a certain amount of shame. Liberals don't shame. They are shameless.
Be kind. Rachel will be 30 in five years and probably have sense enough to change her registration.
Reckon it's that time of the month.
LOL! No, they don't. My Subaru's still got the NRA's "Elect Bush" sticker from the 2000 election on it, plus this year's "W '04" sticker.
NPR and Pacifica Radio BOTH get Federal funds. Additionally they are 501c3 charities that are "tax exempt" yet they do not honor the "non-partisan" agreement that affords them this status.
Does it deny them "free speech"? Yes. Churches and other organizations are also shackled in their speech by such agreement for tax purposes.
Defund the left. Stop ANY Federal funds from going to these propagandists and revoke their tax exempt status NOW!
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