Tucker Carlson: 703-519-6456

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  1. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

    May 28, 1999
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    Bwahahahahaha! Fox News gets the best of Tucker Carlson (CNN).

    Tucker Carlson: 703-519-6456

    WASHINGTON — In what could only have been a journalistic blunder, Tucker Carlson, co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," gave out the wrong phone number Thursday when prodded on the show to reveal his home number.

    Carlson, apparently confused, mistakenly gave out the number of the Washington bureau of Fox News Channel, which received numerous phone calls.

    Viewers who want to reach Carlson can, in fact, dial the television "personality" at his Virginia home at 703-519-6456.

    Following a riveting segment on his show about who's most annoying -- telemarketers, lawyers or talk show hosts -- Carlson graciously gave out his phone number to an e-mail writer who said he wanted to direct-market to Carlson some of his "junk in the garage."

    Carlson praised the writer for his good idea, and co-host Paul Begala, egging him on, dared Carlson to give out his number.

    "Get out your pen," Carlson said before reciting the main line at Fox News' Washington bureau.

    "You can reach me there anytime," Carlson said. "That's fine. I have defended telemarketers. Feel free to call me, someone is always there."

    After numerous callers made clear they had intended to reach Carlson, Fox News felt obligated once again to get the facts right and correct Carlson's error. Carlson's actual home phone number is 703-519-6456.
     
  2. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    hehe...that's good.
     
  3. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
    I don't get the ending.

    Why is it the same number?
     
  4. dfb547490

    dfb547490 New Member

    Feb 9, 2000
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    He gave out a different # on the air.
     
  5. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
    So, Fox misquoted someone? :)
     
  6. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
     
  7. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
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    RIF
    Thanks for taking the time.
     
  8. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

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    You guys really think Tucker "mistakenly" gave out Fox's phone number?
     
  9. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Uhh, no... but it's still funny to see FOX post his actual number.
     
  10. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    of course not...that's what made their response funny.
     
  11. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

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    I don't get it. Tucker makes a fairly clever and subtle practical joke by passing a Fox bureau number over the air as his own home number.

    Then Fox responds with "Oh yeah- well two can play at that game- we're going to pass YOUR number over the air!"

    And you all think Fox is the funny one?

    Do you guys enjoy "Friends?"
     
  12. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
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    Arf ... Fox News ... the true leviathan of comedy.

    Actually, you lot are funny.
     
  13. obie

    obie New Member

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    Not that I have any love for Tucker, but quoting the Fox News # over the air as his own is mighty funny. Fox's response is not nearly as clever.
     
  14. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

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    It rated a "bwahahahahahah!" from Ian. Not sure what to make of that ...
     
  15. Richth76

    Richth76 New Member

    Jul 22, 1999
    Washington, D.C.
    Giving out a businesses phone number and someone's home phone number are completely different. How would you guys like FNC putting your number out there for all to see?

    Not that I like Tucker, I think he's a clown just like Carville. I just think individual rights should be treated more carefully than that of a major television network.
     
  16. Malaga CF fan

    Malaga CF fan Member

    Apr 19, 2000
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    Yep, Tucker made a good joke, FOX went a rung lower on the slimy ladder of journalistic ethics.
     
  17. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

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    Nov 2, 2001
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    In the whole scheme of things Fox is merely correcting Tucker. He was defending the right of companies to call people up at their homes. He more or less told the caller to bring it on and call him at home. He gave out Fox's number as a joke but I'm sure now he will not be too pleased when he will be getting more call than average now.

    What Fox did was distasteful but Tucker got what he asked for.
     

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