Skip to comments.NPR Reporter Says Christians Should 'Burn'
Posted on 12/03/2004 7:23:15 PM PST by freedom44
A National Public Radio (NPR) reporter has resigned after a hateful voice mail message she left for a conservative group was made public.
Rachel Buchman worked for WHYY in Philadelphia, an NPR affiliate, when she called the offices of the Web site laptoplobbyist.com to express her outrage over an e-mail the group sent to her opposing special rights for homosexuals.
"You're evil, horrible people. You're awful people," she said, identifying herself only as "Rachel." "You represent horrible ideas. God hates you and He wants to kill your children. You should all burn."
Chris Carmouche, publisher of laptoplobbyist.com, said he's accustomed to liberals being offended by his group's moral standsbut added that Buchman's message was over the top.
"We want people to know that this is not an isolated incident," he said. "People have to realize there's not just a media bias, but in many cases there is a media hatred, toward anything conservative, Christian or traditional."
After Carmouche posted a recording of Buchman's message on his Web site, she apologized for "a personal matter that was turned into a public issue."
"Rather than call my journalistic integrity into question," she said. "I decided to resign for personal reasons."
Carmouche said it's too late for her professional reputation to be salvaged.
"Conservatives will no longer tolerate the reporting of liberal vitriol as fact," he told The Washington Times. "We will not tolerate the Dan Rathers of the world spoon-feeding the public liberal propaganda. And we will call the 'old media' to account when they make their biases and bigotries obvious and deviate from commonly acceptable standards of journalism."
Typical spoiled liberal trust fund brat.
No, not correct ... there were and still are about 30 or so GOP moderates/RINOs that would not defund NPR, PBS, NEA etc.
too 'extremist' for more moderate members who would run for coer when "Big Bird" came to town. Them + Democrats were a majority on this issue ...
Gingrich and Co never had the votes, also they were ~2 votes shy of defunding NEA. The high water mark was 1995. Anything that survived that year survived period.
Not even close
I don't listen to NPR, but recall an article that he had been fired, demoted, or something.
Wheww..... for a minute there, I thought you we're talking about Teraza Heinz Kerry......
Nope Bob left...He's on satellite now.
"and you should all burn."
ah, don't you just love the sound of goose-stepping, authoritarian,wannabees?
it's wonderful when they betray what's in their hearts.
just one more step towards their being un-masked. (then the ugly face of totalitarianism will be bare)
The scary thing is how chipper the young lass sounds on voice mail. If she had been born a generation ago, she could have been one of those bright, scrubbed Hitler youth; without a conscience.
People like Buchman are the missionaries of the atheist movement. This is a travesty. Unfortunately our courts do not have fortitude to remove the anti religious zealots from the public trough.
I didn't know. The last I heard he was going to be an executive there. Maybe that was just a cover story.
I thought so, thank you for for setting the record straight!!!
Liberalism is number two..
Democracy the number one disease.. Democracy ALWAYS results in socialism..
Socialism is just a symptom of democracy..
""Conservatives will no longer tolerate the reporting of liberal vitriol as fact," he told The Washington Times. "We will not tolerate the Dan Rathers of the world spoon-feeding the public liberal propaganda. And we will call the 'old media' to account when they make their biases and bigotries obvious and deviate from commonly acceptable standards of journalism.""
Nice to see the New Media feeling empowered by a Bush/Republican win. I've been waiting years to read a statement like this in a newspaper!
NPR and PBS should be de-funded IMMEDIATELY. I've been watching Bill Moyers "NOW" on PBS for the past several weeks, and is it nothing but a NON STOP Bush/GOP bashfest. Report after report sliming Republicans...no balance at all. It is unbelievable we are forced to pay for it.
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheet that's funny.....