White House gives out sex line number
Journalists hoping to interview Hillary Clinton on the G20 summit were surprised when the number they were given turned out to be a phone sex line.
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”, reports Fox News.
Journalists who dialled the number heard a soft-voiced female recording, that was clearly not Clinton, asking for a credit card number if you “feel like getting nasty”.
After several efforts to make sure that the phone number was correctly dialled, a call to the White House resulted in a corrected press release.
“If you are having trouble dialling into the call, please try this number as an alternative,” it said, and listed the international line included for reporters abroad to dial.
By this time, the conference call was already under way.
Asked for comment, 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.”