Okay, you're a headline writer and someone plops down a funny story about a White House aide giving out the wrong phone number for a conference call, which led reporters to accidentally call a phone sex line. Incidentally, the number was supposed to connect to a conference call with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Adviser Jim Jones. How would you headline that story?
If you are the comedic genius at AOL news, you put this gem on it:
Reading that headline, I'm not thinking about a policy conference call
with Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and an accidental number change by a
White House aide. I'm thinking that headline could have been used numerous times in the 90's, but it never would have qualified for news.
Just to make sure the headliner was getting Google hits for years to come, the page is titled "Clinton Call Sex Line." Heh. I'm sure.