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posted by angry modem at 7:37 PM on September 25, 2003


Score one for Fox.
posted by 2sheets at 7:41 PM on September 25, 2003


That's humorous. Take that Tucker. Not a funny thing to do to poor ol' fox. Yipes. Time for a new number, eh?
posted by tomplus2 at 7:44 PM on September 25, 2003


What!?

...

What!?

[/Sinclair 2K]
posted by WolfDaddy at 7:44 PM on September 25, 2003


so, our news distribution networks are now operated my elementary school children. cool.
posted by quonsar at 7:44 PM on September 25, 2003


Well shit, he started it.
posted by angry modem at 7:45 PM on September 25, 2003


I'm sure the Bow Tie Manufacturers Of America telemarketing reps are in some sort of near-nirvana like state.
posted by davidmsc at 7:47 PM on September 25, 2003


It reminds me of when, during the lead-up to the war, the news ticker outside Fox studio in NYC ran little quips to mock those protesting outside. Little fucking children.
posted by jpoulos at 7:47 PM on September 25, 2003


Well, shit, I'm actually agreeing with fox. Wonder if Ol' Tucker ever finished eating his shoes....
posted by eriko at 7:47 PM on September 25, 2003


For a good time...
posted by ColdChef at 7:49 PM on September 25, 2003


Another example of Fox News proving that it's incapable of taking the moral high ground.
posted by oaf at 7:53 PM on September 25, 2003


Except in the event of their suing someone, oaf. Then they do their best to at least appear to be on morally high ground.
posted by orange swan at 7:57 PM on September 25, 2003


fair and balanced.
posted by crunchland at 7:59 PM on September 25, 2003


I wonder if Bill O'Reilly was behind this somehow because of Carlson calling him "a humorless phony."
posted by pitchblende at 8:05 PM on September 25, 2003


You'd be surprised at who keeps their home numbers listed, actually.
posted by PrinceValium at 8:16 PM on September 25, 2003


Maybe they'll tp each other next.
posted by moonbiter at 8:19 PM on September 25, 2003


The Prank Institute.
posted by moonbiter at 8:21 PM on September 25, 2003


This is news? I mean, this is something that a major news institution wants to run as news?

Next Headline at Fox: Anchor Makes Amusing Fart Sounds With Armpit
posted by Joey Michaels at 8:28 PM on September 25, 2003


Hmm...no reverse lookup results for 703-519-6456.

That could mean that the number is unlisted or it is a cell phone. Or it might just not be in AnyWho's database.
posted by Schnauzer at 8:59 PM on September 25, 2003


Omigod. I am a bleeding heart liberal with the biggest crush on Tucker. (I think it's the bowtie.)

My first instinct was to grab the phone, dial his number, giggle "I love you" into the phone, and then hang-up. I somehow managed to restrain myself.

My therapist would be proud.
posted by jennak at 9:01 PM on September 25, 2003


Schnauzer: It's not in Google's reverse-lookup either (although if you search for it, it does return the Fox News story).

It doesn't appear to be a cellphone. Telcodata.us says the 703-519 block belongs to Verizon (not Wireless).
posted by zztzed at 9:05 PM on September 25, 2003


I've run it against every number checker I can find...I'm turning up nothing. That being said, this might be kind of funny if it was between say, the Tech TV guys and the MSNBC game geeks, or something...but between "real" news people...this is in terribly bad form.
posted by dejah420 at 10:20 PM on September 25, 2003


Metafilter: My therapist would be proud.
posted by raaka at 10:35 PM on September 25, 2003


It reminds me of when, during the lead-up to the war, the news ticker outside Fox studio in NYC ran little quips to mock those protesting outside. Little fucking children.

Spoken like an adult.
posted by Ayn Marx at 12:11 AM on September 26, 2003


If you're going to take the time to screw around with the number on the internet, why not just pick up the phone?
posted by subgenius at 12:38 AM on September 26, 2003


because I can't find this "pick up the phone" thing icon anywhere in my desktop --
is that a Windows-only feature? (I use a Mac)
posted by matteo at 4:05 AM on September 26, 2003


Metafilter: My therapist would run screaming.
posted by gottabefunky at 7:00 AM on September 26, 2003


I wonder if he has Prince Albert in a can.
posted by briank at 7:18 AM on September 26, 2003


Ayn Marx: Spoken like an adult.

Yeah, because tolerating intolerance is truly an adult quality we should be supporting.
posted by skallas at 7:36 AM on September 26, 2003


Spoken like an adult.

When last I checked, Ayn Marx, I wasn't a major national news organization.
posted by jpoulos at 7:41 AM on September 26, 2003


Well, if you call the number you can find out that it's been changed to a 'non-public' number.

I think the fact that they published his number is fine. Why shouldn't they hold him up to what he said he would do ?
posted by Wallzatcha at 8:04 AM on September 26, 2003


If you compare the story linked on the FPP with that of the mirror link, it would appear that Fox has now replaced Carlson's home number with the phone number of CNN's Washington bureau.
posted by mathis23 at 10:25 AM on September 26, 2003


So hot Carlson's one of those bastards that rapes my fair city of its due tax/transportation dollars by escaping across the Potomac every night. One more reason to dislike the prick, although the whole giving-out-the-Fox-number bit was pretty funny actually.
posted by Pollomacho at 11:04 AM on September 26, 2003


703 is the Northern VA area code.
519 is an Alexandria prefix.
Verizon is our entire area's local home service provider.
posted by Pollomacho at 11:14 AM on September 26, 2003


So, could I use this information to destroy him?

Please advise.
posted by Hildago at 2:55 PM on September 26, 2003


This was pretty juvenile by Fox. Carlson's got a wife and kids, kids who had to answer the phone to rabid Fox fans. Carlson gave out a Fox OFFICE number, not the private line of Roger Ailes. If Fox had given out Carlson's office number, it would've been way more appropriate.
posted by fishbulb at 4:11 PM on September 26, 2003


I see Fox has changed the number in its story to 202-898-7900, CNN's Washington bureau.
posted by Tlogmer at 6:12 PM on September 26, 2003


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