April 2nd, 2009
11:55 PM ET
5 years ago

Reporters call Hillary Clinton, get phone sex line

The White House accidentally directed reporters to a sex line Thursday.
The White House accidentally directed reporters to a sex line Thursday.

(CNN) – Journalists who dialed in to a White House conference call Thursday hoping for a media-friendly reception got a far friendlier response than they were counting on.

Instead of hearing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Advisor Jim Jones on the other end laying out foreign policy and security threats, reporters were greeted by a recording on a phone sex line.

"Do you have any hidden desires? If you feel like getting nasty, then you came to the right place," said a suggestive-sounding woman.

The White House says an aide merely mistyped the 800-dial in number - a mistake not likely to happen again.

It's a new administration, but an old problem: Some homeowners seeking mortgage relief from a Bush administration hotline in 2007 instead reached a Texas-based group that provides Christian education after President Bush slightly jumbled the correct number at a press briefing.


Filed under: Extra • White House
soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. Mike

    What's that phone number ? Mike in Montana

    April 2, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  2. Dilligaf

    They got the number from Slick Willie.

    April 2, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  3. The Broker.

    It would be a good Phone-Line for Mr Wolf Blitzer. I think he's heading for a Breakdown...

    April 2, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  4. George

    Whatever. I still hate her for not quiting the race!

    April 2, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  5. Tim

    She is really crying for headlines!

    April 2, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  6. Robin

    Nobody has never had that happen before ? My god report on something more interresting.

    April 2, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  7. abc ~ anything but california hugh

    Looks like Bill has been tampering with Hillary's number!

    April 2, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  8. T-n-EP

    Been there, done that!.... It's very easy to do because we always think of a toll free # as an 800 #, when it could be 866 or 888.

    Embarrasing, but forgiven!!

    April 2, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  9. Gene

    I'm sure people will be looking at the negatives of this story, but there is one big positive. At least that wasn't Hillary's voice on that phone message lol

    April 2, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  10. Steve Manuel

    I think there's some irony here.

    April 2, 2009 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  11. Scott AZ

    Ooops! They must have dialed one of Bill Clinton's numbers.

    "Do you have any hidden desires? If you feel like getting nasty, then you came to the right place," said a suggestive-sounding woman.
    And again maybe it was Hillary?

    April 2, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  12. mike

    That crazy Bill is at it again!!

    April 2, 2009 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  13. N

    Texas based Christian education group... v phone sex line. same problem, yes... sort of.

    April 2, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  14. Charlie in Maine

    Don't you just love politics in America. Four 8 long years George W's Administration talked about building alliances while in reality they were scewing the world. Now Obama's folks are actaully building alliances while the phone number talks about screwing the world. I can't wait to see what Saturday Night Live comes up with for this one.

    April 2, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  15. Eric - Portland Oregon

    Called for Hillary, got Bill instead.

    April 2, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  16. Fnord-asaurus Rex

    Now thats change I can believe in.

    April 2, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  17. Remi Murphy (Tracy CA)

    Is this news?

    April 2, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  18. Every Comedian Ever

    Now, THAT'S a Stimulus Package we can all get behind!

    HEYO!

    April 2, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  19. shoegazer

    Oh,I think the number was probably the right one,it was just that the media was expecting Hillary to be on the line and instead it was Bill.

    April 2, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    Is it bill clintions line????

    April 2, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  21. No Hillary = No Obama

    Was that an Obama aide or do we really even have to ask? Dump Obama.

    April 2, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  22. ObamaGirl

    The White House is in serious need of some fun! Too much of the economy it seems.

    April 2, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  23. Brad

    This sounds like one of the more uplifting White House press conferences.

    I always wondered what happened to Monica.

    April 2, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  24. Rob

    This isn't news. It's a typo. Next.

    April 2, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    what was that # again? ha-ha..

    April 2, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
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