Journalists seeking to talk a little foreign policy with high-profile Obama administration officials
live from the G20 meetings in London this week were solicited for phone sex instead after ringing up the toll-free number given by the White House according to Fox News. Is this part of the “stimulus package”?
In a press release, the White House accidentally listed a sex line number for journalists seeking an “on-the-record briefing call with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Advisor Jim Jones to discuss the NATO summit.”
After several efforts to make sure that the phone number was correctly dialed, a call to the White House resulted in a corrected press release. “If you are having trouble dialing into the call, please try this number as an alternative,” and listed the international line included for reporters abroad to dial.
By this time, the conference call was already under way.
Asked for comment about this mishap, Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton responded: “A corrected phone number on a press release is probably one of the stupider things FOX News has covered lately.”