philadelphia weekly online - Rage Against the Machine: A WHYY reporter fights aggressive spammers--and loses.
"A few days later I received a call on my cell phone from the head of Laptoplobbyist.com. He told me he'd be campaigning to have me fired from my position at WHYY.
I asked him how he knew where I worked. He explained that I'd left my office number. That voicemail gave him my cell phone number.
I could feel a train careening through my head as my stomach hit the ground. I already regretted the message as a personal move, and I had certainly never meant to involve my workplace.
The man said I represented the 'liberal media,' and that I therefore had no right to report the news.
The man turned the voicemail I'd left into an mp3 and sent it out to the people on the company's list, the media and my employer. He'd post it to Laptoplobbyist.com later in the week.
When I received a call from my boss that Sunday night, she explained Laptoplobbyist.com wanted an apology. I told her I'd gladly give one. The apology wasn't brought up at work the next day when my professional relationship with WHYY ended. "