Skip to comments.'Spam rage' leads to reporter quitting
Posted on 12/13/2004 5:58:08 PM PST by NCjim
A radio reporter in Philadelphia has resigned from her job after an angry message, left by her on the phone of a lobby group whom she believed were spamming her, was sent to her employer and the media.
Rachel Buchanan, 27, wrote that she had been receiving unsolicited email at her web mail account from a group known as www.Laptoplobbyist.com.
The group makes money by charging $US20 to send faxes to people in power and lobby on selected issues such as minimising separation of church and state and preventing the UN from "brainwashing our kids" into "despising" America.
Ms Buchanan wrote that she had called the number at the bottom of one of the emails only to go to an answering machine. This annoyed her, she says.
Unfortunately, she left her name and number when asked to do so by the recorded message. She put this down to an automatic reaction as she normally leaves these details many times a day in the course of her job.
Then she lost her temper and after calling laptoplobbyist.com again left a voicemail wishing their children ill. She described it as a "terrible message."
This voicemail has been published on laptoplobbyist.com's website and says:
"Hi, my name is Rachel, and my telephone number is [number]. 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."
The head of laptoplobbyist.com called her a few days later; he had called her office number which in turn gave her mobile number.
The angry voicemail she had left was converted to an MP3 and sent to her employer, other media and also put up on the laptoplobbyist.com website.
Her boss told her that the alleged spammers wanted an apology. She agreed to this but says the question did not come up when she quit her job a few days later.
Listen to the voicemail here:
Hah. Took her a few days to come up with an alibi, I see.
Talk about carrying water for a disturbed woman. What this woman said did not at all sound like someone lost in the heat of the moment. Her voice was even and her tone was cold.
Has it only been days? Feels more like weeks since I first read about this story.
Of course, the difference is they call me.
Wait a minute! Isn't this the same chick that works for NPR? Wasn't there a story here last week on this same situation but from the angle of the guy who got her nasty message, then researched where she worked, found out it was with NPR and went to the media to ask why she could leave scathing messages on company time?
Both were named "Rachel," but this piece doesn't mention who SHE worked for and that she was leaving nasty messages on the taxpayers dime. (Granted, I'm sure those Laptop Lobbyist people can be QUITE annoying, too.)
Unless I'm losing it? Must stop freeping so much...
Great excuse. SHE's the victim!!! Next, she'll be suing under ADA claiming she's got an illness that allows her to pull such BS stunts.
Yes, its the same woman. I haven't confirmed it yet but I was told by a friend today that she got a job with the ABC television affiliate in Philadelphia, channel 6.
Cold? All femenists are frigid.
I doubt I'm the only one here who is not surprised. As natural as liberals breathe, they lie.
EXACTLY. This is the excuse she'll use from here on, and the excuse the next paper that hires her will 'accept.'
A: Only one, dammit, and it's not funny!
Told to me by my college professor brother, strangely after his neo-feminazi wife left him for her boss at the lawfirm where she had been studying divorce law as an intern for two years, leaving him with their two children, one of which she LaLache breastfed until she was six. Lie down with Liberals, get up with fleas.
Just Rachel's god. Anybody see a cry for help in this? She screaming to evangelicals, no-I'm-not-saved, no-I'm-not-saved. Isn't the bit that cut off - save me! ?
Sounds like her way of reaching out. Rachel may not have a lot of hope in her life. She may be at one of those 'damascus' points. I know what those are about.
So the "I hate spam" is a smoke screen?
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