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Inqlings | Reporter quits at WHYY over angry message
The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/30/2004 | Michael Klein

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


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Your tax dollars at work. Public Radio would go bankrupt faster than air america if they didn't get government dollars and had to earn their own keep.
1 posted on 11/30/2004 6:06:00 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: =Intervention=; adam_az; an amused spectator; bert; BlessedBeGod; BlessedByLiberty; CaptSkip; ...
Media
Shenanigans/
Schadenfreude
Based on an amused spectator's list
Send FReepmail if you want on/off MSP list

2 posted on 11/30/2004 6:08:30 AM PST by martin_fierro (Please direct all Quality Control complaints to Tijeras_Slim)
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To: sportutegrl
God hates you and he wants to kill your children

Me thinks old Rachel is pro abortion, given the fact that she IS a Public Radio HOst.

3 posted on 11/30/2004 6:09:18 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: sportutegrl

Never piss off a guy who buys his pixels by the terabyte.


4 posted on 11/30/2004 6:09:48 AM PST by martin_fierro (Please direct all Quality Control complaints to Tijeras_Slim)
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To: sportutegrl

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.


5 posted on 11/30/2004 6:09:53 AM PST by schaketo (http://www.gp.org/ Convince progressives to join the Green Party Divide and conquer)
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To: sportutegrl
Awwww... Rachel was just having a sad day, what with the election and all.  She just needed a hug.  Cold hearted conservatives...

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”

6 posted on 11/30/2004 6:10:31 AM PST by South Hawthorne (Zell Miller- No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy.)
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To: sportutegrl

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.


7 posted on 11/30/2004 6:10:41 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: sportutegrl
Public radio doesn't get very much money from the government. Instead, they get it from private donations, listeners and corporations. In fact, it's getting hard to tell the difference between an underwriting announcement and a commercial. High class, liberal commercial radio. If you want to advertise a luxury car or an arts event, where better to get the message across? My local public radio stations even run little reminders to prospective sponsors as to how affluent its listenership is.

Public television is even worse. They don't call PBS the "Petroleum Broadcasting Service" for nothing.

8 posted on 11/30/2004 6:12:31 AM PST by megatherium
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To: martin_fierro
Never piss off a guy who buys his pixels by the terabyte.

Tagline material, there...

9 posted on 11/30/2004 6:12:40 AM PST by TheBigB (I sure could go for a charbroiled hamburger sammich and some french fried potatoes!)
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To: sportutegrl

Hatred and intolerance at NPR?
Who wouldda thunk?

And to Rachel, I think CBS is looking for an anchor. Give 'em a buzz.


10 posted on 11/30/2004 6:12:41 AM PST by Roccus
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To: sportutegrl

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!


11 posted on 11/30/2004 6:13:40 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Their women give good lamentation, maybe we can conquer them again sometime.)
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To: sportutegrl

If the office explodes, go pick up Dear Rachel.


12 posted on 11/30/2004 6:14:16 AM PST by international american (Proudly posting without reading the article since 2003.)
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To: sportutegrl

Sounds like poor Rachel's got a bad case of PEST.


13 posted on 11/30/2004 6:17:13 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: sportutegrl; All

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.


14 posted on 11/30/2004 6:18:21 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: sportutegrl
She said she had lost her temper...

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.

15 posted on 11/30/2004 6:18:48 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: sportutegrl
By afternoon, Buchman had resigned and offered apologies "to anyone who I may have personally offended" for what she called a "mistake."


16 posted on 11/30/2004 6:20:27 AM PST by Semi Civil Servant
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To: sportutegrl
Picked this up from a source:

Rachel Buchman (editmail@philadelphiaweekly.com) is a freelance writer from Philadelphia and a reporter for WHYY 91 FM.

17 posted on 11/30/2004 6:21:22 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: sportutegrl
Party Photos: Cocktails in Philadelphia At Bar Noir, 07.10.03

WHYY reporter Rachel Buchman and Laurel Touby love the camera.

18 posted on 11/30/2004 6:22:58 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: megatherium
NPR is the only radio in my area that plays classical music. I listen to it but I know where the on/off knob is for all of the rest of their crap.
19 posted on 11/30/2004 6:23:21 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: megatherium
"In fact, it's getting hard to tell the difference between an underwriting announcement and a commercial."

Underwriting announcements always overuse the transitive verb sense.

20 posted on 11/30/2004 6:24:46 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Temple Owl

((PING))


21 posted on 11/30/2004 6:25:25 AM PST by Tribune7
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To: sportutegrl
The left is just obsessed with killing children. This little twerp probably views children as survivors.
22 posted on 11/30/2004 6:28:38 AM PST by Petronski (One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble, not much between despair and ecstasy.)
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To: sportutegrl

Anyone have a link to the audio clip mentioned in the article?


23 posted on 11/30/2004 6:28:51 AM PST by Sam's Army (Never trust anyone that still wears an 80's surfer cut)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Your etymology is, I think, correct.

Perhaps she meant, "God be with you — to destroy you and kill your children"?

Dan
Biblical Christianity web site
Biblical Christianity message board
Biblical Christianity BLOG

24 posted on 11/30/2004 6:29:10 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: sportutegrl

Media
Shenanigans
Schadenfreude


PING!!!!!


25 posted on 11/30/2004 6:29:34 AM PST by fastattacksailor (AraFART is dead---or is he?)
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To: sportutegrl

My she really is suffering from PEST, isn't she....


oh, well!


26 posted on 11/30/2004 6:33:43 AM PST by fastattacksailor (AraFART is dead---or is he?)
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To: BibChr

Again shows the cluelessness of the left.


27 posted on 11/30/2004 6:36:41 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: megatherium
Public radio doesn't get very much money from the government

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.

28 posted on 11/30/2004 6:44:07 AM PST by blanknoone (The two big battles left in the War on Terror are against our State dept and our media.)
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To: sportutegrl
Was she participating in a "Most Stupid Person" contest?
29 posted on 11/30/2004 6:44:24 AM PST by Preachin' (Democrats know that they can never run on their real agenda.)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus; doodlelady

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.


30 posted on 11/30/2004 6:45:01 AM PST by alwaysconservative (LOLOLOL!)
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To: sportutegrl
I thought it was another Rachel was dialing from the great beyond.


31 posted on 11/30/2004 6:45:59 AM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: sportutegrl

This is stupidity on a level I'd never heard before. Is there a maximum IQ for working for NPR and its member stations?


32 posted on 11/30/2004 6:46:44 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: megatherium

Squidward Tentacles listens to public radio.


33 posted on 11/30/2004 6:47:26 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: Graybeard58

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.


34 posted on 11/30/2004 6:47:34 AM PST by Sanjuro68
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

I'll bet the conversation before that picture was taken involved the perfidy of men. Taking bets? Anyone?


35 posted on 11/30/2004 6:48:52 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: sportutegrl

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.


36 posted on 11/30/2004 6:50:47 AM PST by blanknoone (The two big battles left in the War on Terror are against our State dept and our media.)
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To: martin_fierro
In literary heaven, Mark Twain is smiling down on you this day. Great line.

Congressman Billybob

Click for latest, "Jennings on Jeopardy! -- Nice Guys Do Finish First"

37 posted on 11/30/2004 6:52:20 AM PST by Congressman Billybob (Visit: www.ArmorforCongress.com please.)
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To: sportutegrl
Work/Education History :

EDUCATION

Barnard College of Columbia University

BA 1999 - cum laude - honors in anthropology

Thesis: "Carlebach Hasidism"

Morehead University

Wilma E. Grote Symposium for the Advancement of Women

Presenter 1999: "The Search for Good Hair"

Hebrew University - Jerusalem

Fall Semester 1996

Mid-east Cultures

EXPERIENCE

WHYY - Reporter/Producer

September 2001-Present

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.

WILM - Reporter/Anchor

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.

American Red Cross - HIV-AIDS Educator

December 2001-September 2003

taught adults and children about hiv-aids and how to prevent it.

The World and I - Assistant Editor

September 2000-May 2001

wrote, acquired, and edited features for the culture section of an award winning monthly with nearly 20,000 subscribers.

The Smithsonian Associates - Camp Director

May 2000-August 2000

managed all staff including teachers and counselors. arranged camper activities. communicated with parents. planned schedules, locations, materials, and maintenance.

Peabody Essex Museum - Museum Educator

May 1999-December 1999

wrote and lead colonial-era historic house tours. planned, coordinated, and managed the museum's largest annual income generating festivity.

FREELANCE

NPR | Marketplace| CBS News

The Infinite Mind| Been There Done That

AWARDS

Edward R. Murrow Award 2003

Society of Professional Journalists 2002

New Jersey Annual Wordsmith Competition 2002

ACTIVITIES

215 Festival Organizer

Planned Parenthood Volunteer

Open Letters Reading Organizer

38 posted on 11/30/2004 6:59:52 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: megatherium

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.


39 posted on 11/30/2004 7:00:10 AM PST by oldironsides
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To: Drango

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.

http://www.laptoplobbyist.com/

(Couldn't find a link to her on their site though...)


40 posted on 11/30/2004 7:15:05 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (From Ku Klux Klan to the modern era of the Koo Kleft Klan...the true RAT legacy.)
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To: sportutegrl
"Rachel has decided to move forward with her career and her life."

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.

41 posted on 11/30/2004 7:17:43 AM PST by Oatka
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To: sportutegrl
Unfortunately, she'll be able to slither under another rock. There are even more disreputable outfits that view a hate crime like this to be a stain of honor.

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.

42 posted on 11/30/2004 7:18:12 AM PST by Tacis (Kerry - You Can't Make A Silk Purse Out Of A Lazy, Lying, Elitist Scumbag!)
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To: alwaysconservative

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.


43 posted on 11/30/2004 7:26:22 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Their women give good lamentation, maybe we can conquer them again sometime.)
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To: sportutegrl

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.


44 posted on 11/30/2004 7:31:01 AM PST by clarissaexplainsitall (stewed tomatoes are just plain gross)
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To: clarissaexplainsitall

Humiliation implies a certain amount of shame. Liberals don't shame. They are shameless.


45 posted on 11/30/2004 7:44:38 AM PST by Safetgiver (Mud slung is ground lost.)
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To: sportutegrl

Be kind. Rachel will be 30 in five years and probably have sense enough to change her registration.


46 posted on 11/30/2004 8:06:59 AM PST by Temple Owl (19064)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Reckon it's that time of the month.


47 posted on 11/30/2004 8:32:08 AM PST by B4Ranch (((The lack of alcohol in my coffee forces me to see reality!)))
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To: NaughtiusMaximus
I burst out laughing whenever I see a Subaru with a Kerry sticker: do they come that way from the factory?

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.

48 posted on 11/30/2004 8:37:35 AM PST by freedomcrusader (Proudly wearing the politically incorrect label "crusader" since 1/29/2001)
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To: megatherium

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!


49 posted on 11/30/2004 10:01:33 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: sportutegrl
The station that produces Stale Air with Terry Gross-Me-Out

50 posted on 11/30/2004 10:59:21 AM PST by raccoonradio (Raccoon News Channel: Fur and Balanced)
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