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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Voicemail of the Day

posted by on January 15 at 16:34 PM

Hi Anthony, this is ______, calling from the Fox News Channel, and I’m looking to speak with someone regarding a new business venture involving your website. This is a new revenue-building opportunity that we’ve come up with, and we’d like to invite your company to partner up with us on. Umm, this is an entirely new endeavor and what we’re trying to do is talk to companies - newspaper companies - with websites and see what the interest is like. So basically we’ve created a video player that would provide video streams for your website, and um, we have the most generous of revenue shares out on the web. So if you have any.. if you would like to speak to me more regarding this, uhh, this, I guess, revenue opportunity, please call me.

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tough choice.

Posted by ghostlawns | January 15, 2008 4:41 PM

Fox cold-calls?

Posted by S. M. | January 15, 2008 4:43 PM

he's actually a Nigerian running a scam to get your money.

Posted by apres_moi | January 15, 2008 4:46 PM

Wow, nothing like knowing your prospect list, huh? Fox and The Stranger, indeed...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | January 15, 2008 4:46 PM

take the money, give into hate.

Posted by Cale | January 15, 2008 4:48 PM

Uhh...I cause I' professional.

Posted by uhh... | January 15, 2008 4:54 PM

A new revenue-building opportunity that Fox has come with, you say? Sounds great! If only my new California Pines home had internet access, I could be reaping these most "generous of revenue shares out on the web".

This actually sounds kinda scary... it's one thing to generate revenue from ad sales, but this almost sounds like there's incentives here to source video from certain sources. Ugh.

Posted by Dougsf | January 15, 2008 4:58 PM

Run, Anthony, run! Change your phone number. Now.

Posted by Spoogie | January 15, 2008 5:05 PM

Oh what on EARTH is this new bullshit. You HAVE to call him back and find out more.

Posted by mattymatt | January 15, 2008 5:11 PM

wow - a video player on the web? mind blowing.

Posted by Chad | January 15, 2008 5:17 PM

It's cause Dan and Bill O'reilly are butt buddies...

Posted by ecce homo | January 15, 2008 5:27 PM

Man, this takes me back to the first animations of videos on the web.

Wasn't that like in the 80s?

Make sure you give them your SSN and birthdate ... after all, it's not like Fox would try to ... lie to us ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 15, 2008 5:29 PM

According to Washington State telemarketing laws, Fox News now owes you $500.

Posted by superyeadon | January 15, 2008 5:40 PM

... or does that law just cover automated messages left on your voicemail? dammit, i think it does. nevermind.

Posted by superyeadon | January 15, 2008 5:41 PM

They're trying to kill me. Answer it.

Posted by Mr. Poe | January 15, 2008 5:45 PM

the Stranger probably got their attention when Dan endorsed the Iraq invasion and later volunteered for Romney.

Posted by josh | January 15, 2008 6:04 PM

@6: kudos. uh's and um's really do a lot to make one sound unprofessional, more so than most things.

yeah, that message was fishy all around. don't call them back and block their number. i don't know that i would mess around w/ reporting them to wa state, even if you did get money out of it. or shit, i don't know. do it and see what happens. this behavior needs to be in the spotlight.

Posted by from east of miss | January 15, 2008 6:40 PM

It's a trap!

Posted by Ziggity | January 15, 2008 8:48 PM

Fox must be getting desperate, because I got the same message.

Posted by thegayrecluse | January 15, 2008 9:33 PM

thats uhsome!

Posted by yungrii | January 16, 2008 1:26 AM

@13 - yeah, GO FOR IT! SUE THEM!

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 16, 2008 10:14 AM

I get the feeling he had a list of papers with websites to call, and had just loaded Slog for the first time while rattling off his well-worn spiel.

Posted by K | January 16, 2008 10:38 AM

Washington telemarketing laws hardly prohibit a business from proposing a business deal to another business. Even this nanny state wouldn't go that far...

Posted by duh | January 16, 2008 11:27 AM

poor fresh-out-of-college nervous coldcaller.

Posted by bolo | January 16, 2008 12:27 PM

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