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Rachel Quits Public Radio
County Press, Second Thoughts (Phila Suburbs) ^ | 12-8-04 | William W. Lawrence

Posted on 12/08/2004 12:27:15 PM PST by Temple Owl

First CBS and now WHYY-FM. Will it never end?

Rachel Buchman, a 25-year-old ace reporter who has been with the public radio facility for about three years, has quit her job.

The move came after she "lost her temper" and left a voice-mail message to Laptoplobbyist.com, a conservative Internet site.

Her message said, "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."

Chris Carmouche, Laptoplobbyist executive director who had never heard of Ms. Buchman, discovered her WHYY (90.9) connection when he returned her call. During their conversation, he questioned her journalistic objectivity.

Then Carmouche e-mailed his 150,000 members a transcript of the message and a link to an audio clip of it. He said he did that "to put some perspective on the term 'media bias.'"

Ms. Buchman resigned or turned in her press card or whatever those public radio folks do and offered apologies "to anyone who I may have personally offended" for what she called a "mistake."

We all make mistakes, Ms. Buchman.

Winston Churchill once said, "any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30 and is not a conservative, has no brain."

You have a long five years to cultivate your gray matter.

I will share an embarrassing secret with you. I once voted for Jimmy Carter.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: npr; publicradio; rachel; rachelbuchman
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Another left-wing liberal hits the dust.
1 posted on 12/08/2004 12:27:15 PM PST by Temple Owl
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To: Temple Owl

Feel the love.


2 posted on 12/08/2004 12:28:03 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Temple Owl

On another happy note..what's up with Marion Merry?


3 posted on 12/08/2004 12:28:21 PM PST by ken5050
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To: Tribune7

Your favorite station loses another left y. (LOL)


4 posted on 12/08/2004 12:28:33 PM PST by Temple Owl (19064)
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To: Semper Paratus

Ah yes! Rachel is oozing the typical left-wing liberal love she and her ilk are so good at.


5 posted on 12/08/2004 12:31:20 PM PST by Temple Owl (19064)
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To: Temple Owl; Tribune7
"ace" reporter?  Throwing the accolades around a little losely aren't we?
Nice job by William Lawrence, as always.
Anyone have a link to that audio clip?  I'd love to hear it.

Owl_Eagle

”You know, I'm going to start thanking
the woman who cleans the restroom in
the building I work in.  I'm going to start
thinking of her as a human being”

-Hillary Clinton
(Yes, she really said that
Peggy Noonan
The Case Against Hillary Clinton, pg 55)

6 posted on 12/08/2004 12:32:12 PM PST by South Hawthorne (Enrage a liberal- "Happy Birthday Jesus!")
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To: Temple Owl

She was forced out because she used the word "God" in her phone message.


7 posted on 12/08/2004 12:34:42 PM PST by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: Owl_Eagle

it was on the front page of laptoplobbyist.com


8 posted on 12/08/2004 12:34:43 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: Temple Owl

Hi... my name is Rachel and I am having a hard time growing up...


9 posted on 12/08/2004 12:36:02 PM PST by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Go to the laptoplobbbyist.com website and click the link on the left side.


10 posted on 12/08/2004 12:36:09 PM PST by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: day10
Or Click this: Rachel
11 posted on 12/08/2004 12:38:42 PM PST by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: day10; rwfromkansas
Thanks fellas!

Owl_Eagle

”You know, I'm going to start thanking
the woman who cleans the restroom in
the building I work in.  I'm going to start
thinking of her as a human being”

-Hillary Clinton
(Yes, she really said that
Peggy Noonan
The Case Against Hillary Clinton, pg 55)

12 posted on 12/08/2004 12:38:56 PM PST by South Hawthorne (Enrage a liberal- "Happy Birthday Jesus!")
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To: Temple Owl

Good heavens, It seems that Rachel went off her meds....


13 posted on 12/08/2004 12:40:56 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (Because I fly, I envy no (wo)man on earth. - Anon)
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To: Temple Owl

What's crazy about this message is that it isn't enough just to say that you don't agree with your politics, that you COnservatives are crazy...etc. She wished physical harm on those she disagreed with. That's the difference between us and them.


14 posted on 12/08/2004 12:41:55 PM PST by Hildy ( The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue)
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To: Temple Owl

Another lefty giving peace a chance. Love that tolerance.


15 posted on 12/08/2004 12:42:38 PM PST by wbill
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To: Temple Owl
...a 25-year-old ace reporter...

How does someone barely out of diapers get to be an ace reporter?

16 posted on 12/08/2004 12:43:09 PM PST by Mukor
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To: day10
Wow. I expected screaming.

She said this vile stuff so calmly - she clearly is mentally unbalanced.

17 posted on 12/08/2004 12:43:12 PM PST by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: Temple Owl
Lost her temper....she lost her mind!

Not that it was any great loss.

18 posted on 12/08/2004 12:43:51 PM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH)
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To: Mukor

All liberal journalists are "ace" reporters. LOL


19 posted on 12/08/2004 12:45:52 PM PST by Temple Owl (19064)
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To: Temple Owl

The really need to remove the kool-aid dispensers at
NPR/PBS stations. Some people just can't control their
drinking, and start thinking that the "liberal buzz"
they get from overexposure to liberal BS, is real.


20 posted on 12/08/2004 12:46:13 PM PST by Boundless
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