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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; ...
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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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