There’s a bit of talk on the web about the fact that Fox News posted Tucker Carlson’s unpublished phone number in response to a joke from Carlson (Carlson is co-host of CNN’s Crossfire). Here’s what happened:
Prodded by Paul Begala to give out his phone number during a discussion about the Do Not Call controversy, Carlson appeared to relent and gave out a 202 number. “Someone’s there all the time,” he said.
Except that it wasn’t his number — it was the number of Fox News’s DC News Bureau.
Dumb, but marginally funny joke. Except that Fox’s response was to publish Carlson’s unpublished home phone number.
Fair and balanced.