Well, that seems newsworthy. We’re sure MSNBC will be all over this one.

Fox News correspondent Jim Angle described what happened when he reached out to the Obamacare call center.

Angle’s followers are appalled and disturbed.

https://twitter.com/smykisha/status/396420483471519744

https://twitter.com/coff33loveit/status/396424356311867392

https://twitter.com/smykisha/status/396420290437079041

Editor’s note: The title of this post has been amended to include a quote from Jim Angle.

Related:

Sean Hannity to pay salary of fired O-care operator; Citizens thank host for his generosity

  • Jimni27

    Saw this yesterday and couldn’t believe it. Especially since he called from a private cell phone. Hannity embarrassed them once already- they probably have numbers for everyone at Fox. I would love to see some conservative bloggers call to see if it extends there.

    • conservativechick

      So is “an advanced resolution specialist” the one who gives you an exemption or makes sure, if you are from FOX, that you DON”T get one? What a huge JOKE this “constitutional law” is on all tax payers. Needs to go back before SCOTUS for further review. BO has changed this “law” over 20 times and it does not apply to all equally. How can they dare say, it’s the LAW, deal with it?

      • JustLikeAnimals

        That’s been my contention since the first “exemptions” were awarded. The law clearly violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution, not to mention the commerce clause and a good portion of the Bill of Rights.

        • koblog

          There are 729 companies and unions (plus Congress and their staffs) that have been granted waivers by King Barry, exempting them from “Obamacare! It’s The Law Of The Land!”

          Turns out when Barry said, “you can keep your plan” he was only talking to his exempted friends.

          Heckuva job there, Barry.

        • Fred Beloit

          If an Advanced Resolution Specialist is required, it follows that being on Fox, or perhaps being in the media at all, is an Unresolved Advanced Problem

      • Jimni27

        And if they can weed out Fox reporters, and the IRS has been know to target tea partiers- do they REALLY think they won’t target conservatives when it comes to healthcare?

      • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

        An advanced resolution specialist is a guy in a nice suit with a gun and a warrant for your arrest.

        • Memphomaniac

          Don’t get aboard that FEMA Van when it stops at your door! (C’mon. We’re going for a little ride…)

          • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

            So that is why that van is parked in front of that empty house two doors up … who’d have thunk they would be watching little old me.

      • 2ifbyT

        An “advanced resolution specialist” is a GS-13 who doesn’t know a thing about their job, but gets to keep it because the union will fight on their behalf.

      • tricknologist

        The “Advanced Resolution Specialist” is going to show up at 3 am with several friends equipped with badges, body armor and M-4’s.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      Eh, just call and pretend to be one of them and see what happens.

      • JustLikeAnimals

        Tell them your name is “Rush” and wait for the sound of their heads bursting into flames…..

      • bruceapilot

        Or better still, do not call, EVER. Tell your relatives, friends and neighbors not to call. They want ALL your personal info and history and will create a police state database that will monitor EVERYTHING you do, EVERYWHERE you go, and EVERYONE you contact.

        WHERE IS LIBERTY? WHERE IS FREEDOM? WHERE IS PERSONAL PRIVACY? WHERE IS CHOICE?

        Even cash transactions are penalized. I went to an AT&T store the other day in Gardner, Massachusetts. They wanted to charge me $1.00 for the convenience of a cash transaction. That is robbery!

        • Thale Taxurfeet

          A buck for using cash? Well if that doesn’t shoot the notion of being backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government in the posterior…

          On the other hand, it is AT&T. The only private conglomerate of which I’m aware that can rival the U.S. Government bureaucracy for time wasted and aggravation induced per interaction.

          • usaok59

            You got that right. I had a bad experience with ATT a long time ago, and vowed I’d never have anything to do with them again. So far, so good!

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “I had a bad experience with ATT a long time ago, and vowed I’d never have anything to do with them again.”

            They seem to have that effect on folks.

        • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

          Of course not! I already told everyone I knew that I’m not giving out my personal info to who knows whom like that and that they shouldn’t either.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “Or better still, do not call, EVER. Tell your relatives, friends and neighbors not to call.

            “Of course not! I already told everyone I knew that I’m not giving out my personal info to who knows whom like that and that they shouldn’t either.”

            I’m paying the penalty tax and schmoozing our large animal veterinarian as a fail-safe medical care provider.

            I’ve seen enough doctors over my years –let’s just say that a few injuries, and of the lot, one very serious one, brought me to this opinion– to know that just a few of the many, many medical doctors I’ve seen are better healers than my horses vet.

          • Memphomaniac

            Now THAT’S what I’m saying fols. You’ve got to think outside the box. Forget your doctor. Get to know, and slide a 20, to your personal family NURSE. Most G.P.’s are forced by income constraints to spend very little time with the patient. Most G.P.’s, know and recommend less than 20 medications, and primarily the ones promoted by that cute pharmacy gal with the short skirt, that tells him, he can earn TRIPS, with so many Rx of the latest and greatest. Wanna ask about a Prescription? See YOUR pharmacist.

            A good RN, is worth much more than the average M.D. for most patients. Odds are good, that with the changes in medical delivery, you will not be seeing an M.D. now, for most procedures. You flirted hard, with Socialism…and she said “YES!” Prepare for the wedding!

        • Memphomaniac

          …Don’t…go to an AT&T store. …or anywhere else that pulls these tactics.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      But this shows a whole new layer of paranoia. Hannity announced up front the call was being broadcast live on the radio. Angle’s call was personal.

      • Jimni27

        Which makes you wonder if they started screening calls after what Hannity did, or as a general rule to keep the reporters out. Either way, if the product is good, why not answer the questions?

        • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

          Well, we all know the product is crap. But that doesn’t give them a pass from answering questions.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Michelle Malkin should call, which should be okay since Obama and his minions decided she’s not a journalist.

      • MyrmidoNOT

        Just-a-Blogger would be “on hold” for 70+ years…
        /snark off

    • FEMAcamp

      They do control the NSA. Why are you all surprised?

  • ctmom

    So in one week they are able to put together a list of suspect names that is accessible to all their Obamacare hotline operators, but they can’t get a website up and running properly in three years?

    • pinupartist

      I’m sure Stompy just e-mailed them his Enemies List. He’s been compiling that since he was a rabble-rouser….

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Fox News at the top.

        • BlueGood

          Face it America….Your Government LOVES YOU…and OBAMA just LOVES YOU “MORE”…….he is so concerned about your well being, he MUST stay glued to your every move, word and nuance….Oh schit… I have to call my friend in the Hospital in Oklahoma tonight, guess another international call will be recorded….MEH……

    • usaok59

      They don’t know how many have signed up, but they know who they don’t want to talk to. No wonder it is taking so long to fix this ugly pig!

  • AmericanLass

    I’ve seen liberals on twitter make comments that Conservatives should not be allowed to sign up.

    • RJohnston

      I agree, you will live longer.

      • usaok59

        Yes, it’s nice that the libs want to look out for us.

    • Richard Nightwood

      What’s so bad about that, it’s like being told we can’t get a free train ride to Treblinka. Aww gee, really?

    • Klankity

      Like not participating in their crap sandwich is punishment?! HAHAHAHAHA!! Ugh, I just can’t handle that amount of stupid.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      I will second that. But then no penalties either yes?

      • AmericanLass

        They want our money, just not us. They know there’s not enough of the gimme crowd to bankroll this disaster.

        • ObamaFail

          Without us and our taxes, the gimme scumbag liberals wouldn’t survive, because without the tax payers their freebies go bye-bye. And the thought of getting jobs is enough to start causing homicidal tendencies to come out in liberals.

          • GoldsteinsBook

            You recently wrote a post blaming Obama because you weren’t working and were living with your parents. It sounds as though your situation has improved since then. Congratulations!

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Finally! Consensus!

    • jorskippy

      What, now conservatives are not citizens of the United States…..

      • ObamaFail

        Maybe now we’ll get special treatment. Non-citizens get treated better by Democrats than citizens.

    • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

      It’s time for Atlas to shrug! Let’s set up our own Conservative, non-Obamacare accepting hospital. It’ll have to be black market, but that’s the way good things operate in socialist countries.

    • ObamaFail

      But Conservatives are the only people who will actually be paying premiums and covering their freebies. If we don’t sign up eventually their freebies go away and they have to pay for their own.

    • ObamaFail

      Liberals believe anyone who doesn’t bow to their way of thinking deserves to die, so that’s not a shock.

    • Ailsa Nordstrom

      I agree. Liberals are 100% responsible for this! let them “spread the risk” amongst themselves.

    • laura

      We do not want to sign up you f’ing twitpeeps!! Liberals; the epitome of stupidity.

    • http://www.mythlogicpress.com/ zmortis

      I’ll gladly accept a waiver. Thanks liberals!

  • mary

    Is this what will happen when someone needs government ok for a life-saving procedure? I would assume so.

    • pinupartist

      “Your file says you donated money to Mitt Romney in 2012. No chemo for you. Next!”

      • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

        Shall we call it the “Washington Pathway” or the “Chicago Pathway”.

        Why am I craving green crackers ? Very odd …

  • JustLikeAnimals

    There is truly no end to the thuggery, obfuscation, and deception of Obama and his band of miscreants and misfits. I doubt the country can take three more years of this. Something is going to give and all hell is going to break loose.

    Jefferson in 1787 asked what country ever lasted 150 years without a rebellion? The simple math is 1865-2015=150. Tick-tock, tick-tock……time’s just about up.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      You’re scaring me.

      • JustLikeAnimals

        Don’t be afraid. Be happy. At least with a civil war this BS will be decided, one way or the other, and we can move on.

  • Richard Nightwood

    “Mr. Baker, we would like to treat you for this traumatic amputation you’ve just suffered but a database query revealed you once voted for Ronald Reagan as California governor, an act which requires us to deny care. Please vacate hospital premises immediately.”

    Lean Forward! Right into the grave.

  • crashentu

    Well let’s hope the “Advanced Resolution Specialist – Enrollment (ARSE)” can clear things up.

  • Janice LEE

    I remember Scott Brown’s attorney wondering aloud on TV……how the White House had his private cell phone number.
    Is there anyone with an ounce of intelligence still thinking that big brother is not watching, listening, invading their privacy?

  • Concerned

    What’s next with this Administration? Maybe the Government will decide that our cell phone plans or internet packages and servers are crappy. Maybe they need to overhaul the system because there are a small percentage of people without service and that is just not the American way? Goodbye Att, Verizon, Sprint, etc. Hello BO-Com!

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Don’t even get started with housing.

      • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

        They’ve already started with housing. Something about how many minorities live in each neighborhood. They’ll never stop until they’ve taken over everything.

    • no good deed

      Next time you get a cell phone bill, check for the Universal Service Fee. It is a fee the government charges providers to promote access. Of course, the FCC says it’s the provider’s decision whether or not to “recover” the fee from the user. So, you either see the charge or you don’t, but it’s in the cost. Unless of course you believe that companies pay taxes. Then, it’s just evil corporations charging the consumer.

  • Richard Nightwood

    Soon enough you will call and the “navigator” will tell you to please face the window so proper identification can be done, and oh by the way, the pot of noodles you’re making is boiling over so you might want to turn down the heat.

    “Wait…how did you know I was making noo….dles…”

    • nc ✓s & balances

      We laugh…now.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Would be a good thing if there was something to laugh about.
        0’Permission slips handed out for that, thus and so…
        These are very afraid, insecure people in our government and he is the ‘Head’master’…(sigh!)

    • JamesMc
    • James Perley

      I am a volunteer weather observer. A few years ago, I called the Weather Service to report a narrow band of snow cover a few miles north of our home. They had seen it on a satalite photo. I said I wished it had not melted at home so I could cross country ski. The meteorologist replied “Are you sure its all gone? Check the lane south of your house.”

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “Transparency”?

    Well, maybe– but not in the sense they thought we would take the word to mean.
    Hell, I can see right through what this is, going on here:
    “Listen, Angle– and what an appropriate name for you, right?– we know you’re just calling up to take the piss out of us– and we ain’t gonna let ya! So there! (*razzberry*)”

    • JustLikeAnimals

      ’nuff said….

      • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

        Lol… ‘touchstones’… wtf are those, anyway? Cornerstone, keystone, foundation, but ‘touchstone’? Was that a TOTUS flub, or another illerate moment in this pResident’s history of illiterate moments? Was he talking about Touchstone films or touch-tone phones? What a douchenozzle….

        Found it: A touchstone is a small tablet of dark stone such as fieldstone, slate, or lydite, used for assaying precious metal alloys. It has a finely grained surface on which soft metals leave a visible trace.

    • Andy from Beaverton

      Transparency? They are the thinest skinned adminstration in history. If you criticize them, they assault your character with media hacks then go after your wallet with the IRS.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        + NSA, EPA, FCC, FEC, SEC, etc……

  • Pedro

    Liberals have always been outraged by the prospect of the government intruding into their bedrooms but seem to have no problem with them being almost everywhere else

    • http://amandakmelson.wordpress.com/ GreenEyedGal

      Liberals don’t even mind government in their bedrooms when they demand blessings on perverted behavior. Liberals are hypocrites at best.

      • usaok59

        Heck no. Just read about the two gay college students that are going to have their first sexual interaction in front of a classroom -for the sake of art! It’s at a liberal college.

  • JamesMc

    “Advanced Resolution Specialist”… I guess the term “Political Officer” is still a bit premature.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Why am I flashing on the Liev Schreiber character “Ray Donovan” when I hear a job title like “Advanced Resolution Specialist”?

      • JamesMc

        It does have a subtly ominous tone. Probably because the words used don’t specify a particular function.

    • arttie

      They work in the Politburo though.

    • neoface

      Just another name for an IRS agent. LOL!!!

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      0’Grandeur Labeling System. No matter what you call it, it is still shine-ola.

  • TJ

    No one wants to be fired again for answering media questions. All calls are recorded and not only by the NSA. Was the line of questions related to him signing up for his personal healthcare or where they about the website in general. With question like how busy the call center is and how many people have they helped. Have they signed up yet. How long have they worked at the call center.

    If he did not even ask one question just say he has “some questions” before they put him on hold to Googled him with name and reporter came up that is worrisome, but it could be done with everyone that calls. Anyone in the media is but a Google search way from knowing they are in the media. All it takes is one or two non personal healthcare questions, to question the motives of the call. No one wants to answer the wrong question to the wrong person and get fired the next day.

    • HanaFiveO

      He didn’t get as far as asking them anything they got his personal info, put him on hold and then after verifying he was media, refused to deal with him. This unacceptable on any level.

      What I would love to see is a member of the liberal media, call and do the same, and see if they get the same treatment. But then, that would be journalism and the media isn’t into that anymore.

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    “You appear to be in the media.” So? Why is this relevant to the phone call? Does he have to answer this before they’ll answer questions? Are the secret police going to visit him?

    • neoface

      No, just the IRS, Obama’s paramilitary!!!

  • ricsands

    Investigative journalism is taboo with the Obama administration.

  • RUexperienced

    Image in two years you are going in for open heart surgery.

    As the doctor is putting you under he says, “You appear to be in the media.” Or “You appear to be a Republican.”

  • Red Fred

    It’s not scary, it’s more Obama BS. If you really care, REALLY care you will support Conservative Senatorial candidates for the mid terms and get the libs and rinos out.

  • Abaraxas

    Next time just say your name is Chris Matthews. They’ll roll out a red carpet and get you a bib for all your slobbering over Obamacare.

  • William Richardson

    This shouldn’t be a mystery at all. NSA has the names and phone numbers of everyone connected with the media. Especially the ones from Fox.

  • Joe

    “Advanced resolution specialist”? That sounds like a mob gone P.C. I’m guessing that’s Vito with a bat…

    • usaok59

      Too funny.

  • no good deed

    Just wait until it’s “I see you contributed to a Republican candidate, this will affect your rate or click, beep beep beep beep.”

  • Guest

    NSA is probably providing the metadata to the Healthcare.gov about the background of the caller.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      ha! “probably”????????? 😉

  • BigTBoom

    This reminds me of a comment I read on another website a couple of weeks ago…

    Dear Herb,
    I was sorry to hear that your company made all the employees part-time workers. It’s also happening where I work. My brother-in-law Frank says it’s because of Obamacare. Something about no medical insurance is required for part-time workers. He’s a Republican, so what does he know?

    Last week I got a notice from my Democratic Congressman, the Hon. A. Schicklgruber, that he would be holding a town hall meeting at the local Sons of Ireland Hall (he likes to use the hall because it honors his Irish ancestors). A note at the bottom of the invitation said former members of ACORN would be knocking on doors to encourage attendance. The ACORN people were all wearing purple shirts with the letters S.E.I.U. on them. The ACORN people were very helpful. I saw them bring in several people that looked
    like they had fallen down stairs.

    At the last meeting a man accused the Congressman of taking bribes, and partying with his secretary. Schicklgruber asked the man if he had a daughter that lived in Chicago. The man suddenly apologized to the Congressman and then left the meeting, followed by two former ACORN members.
    The meeting was a complete success. The Congressman explained that the negative information about Obamacare was nothing but falsehoods told by racist, redneck, Republicans, employed by greedy, racist, unscrupulous, redneck, Republican owned, insurance companies. Because I only look at the comics and read the sports section, I didn’t know about the lies. I was glad the congressman told us the truth. I decided that I would sign up for Obamacare the next day.
    Signing up was the hardest thing I ever did. It took more than three hours before I could start using the site. I think the site was designed by a game programmer. After entering my personal information the program told me to “not pass go, donate $500 to the Hillary for president fund, or you can pay the IRS $2000 in fines, and go to jail for two years.” I started laughing because I had used a fake name, and address in my personal information. However, I started crying when a notice flashed on the screen which said “nice try, Mr. Tom Jones, of 123 Obama Cir. New York, NY. This website is monitored by the NSA. Some former members of ACORN are standing behind you. They will stay with you until you get it right.”

    I have to end this letter now. While talking to the ACORN people, I fell down the steps.

    Uncle Tom

  • jeanie6

    Gives more and more credibility to Snowden looks like.

  • ErikandKathy Muller

    It’s weird, like the word of my dad many years ago, when he could see this coming around the bend…”one day you will have to answer to big brother”

  • MattBracken

    Welcome to the USSA, comrades.
    You must cleanse your mind of bourgeois “old thinking,” and learn to love Dear Leader! Unless you want your National Socialist healthcare rationing premiums tripled. And your brat kid needs an operation, right? So shut up and be a good comrade, or else “bad things” might happen, understand?

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Cone of Silence…

    • Crystallite

      Sebelius quote: “Some people will live and some will die.”

      Understand now, troll?

  • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

    “Hi, I’m Kris Mathews from MSNBC and I want to enroll?”
    “Oh yes, Mr. Mathews. We have your $2,165 subsidy ready for you!!”

  • Some Rabbit

    I blame Sean Hannity for his on-air stunt.

    • HJD

      Go ahead and blame away…lol

    • nc ✓s & balances

      I heard three live calls (don’t know if there were more), and on each one he ID’d himself clearly and got permission to continue on-air before he said another word. So I differ with your word “stunt.”

      • HanaFiveO

        Not to mention that even tho he did nothing wrong, nor did she, Hannity felt so badly about her wrongful termination that he gave her a years salary while she looked for another job.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      So, you are a CEO of a Stunt business. Got it. Did you pay your dues to your union boss, and don’t forget the redistribution amounts go to the IRS, in case you forget.

    • neoface

      That’s what a real journalists do, investigate; definitely not Obama’s lapdogs.

    • Cap_Curmudgeon

      Presumably any time a Conservative does anything, you will post a condemnation, even when there’s nothing to condemn — like now. It’s the essence of being a “troll.”

    • ObamaFail

      I blame the Obama administration for being thin-skinned socialists who are too gutless to accept responsibility for the joke that is Obamacare. And if it were Chris Matthews doing it to a Republican, you libs wouldn’t be able to stop wetting your pants from orgasmic delight.

    • Crystallite

      Why was it a stunt? He was calling the number to see if it worked. If it did, he could have informed his viewers. Sorry if you’d rather have your head in the sand. $678 million spent on what’s beginning to look like a laundromat is a lot of laundry. It certainly wasn’t spent on a website. Don’t you find THAT disturbing?

  • neoface

    Since Hannity’s call, they are leaving nothing to chance, I think there is a black list, when anyone on that list comes up the alarm will go off, it goes to Sebelius and she has her henchman to handle those situation. Is this still America???

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Yes! It is. We can’t be cynical and run and hide, we have to continue to inform others…

    • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I bet its followed tighter than the no fly list

  • Douglas Morris

    and you people thought I was being paranoid? Just like the NSA Spying..you were SHOCKED…Many of us suspected, many of us KNEW, we’re living under Communist rule, the elections are a joke the Fascist Olegarchi of The two party system is in control and letting us think we’re still a free republic
    LOL..

  • mickeyco

    Okay. This is scarier than the Taiwanese ninjas.

  • cscape

    What about BLACK journalists from Fox…. Say for example, Juan Williams…. Would he be “shown the door” as well…. How about Geraldo Rivera?

    • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      So you honestly think Juan participate in anything where he knows Obama and the dems will look stupid?

      • cscape

        no…. i do not…… it appears that Juan didn’t learn his lesson, about just how vicious the left (libs) are when their own kind stray from their “reservation”

  • Bob Bowland

    The most transparent Presidency in history hard at work.

  • marion vega

    because obama cant waste any more celeb butt kissing time calling up to have helpline operators sacked if the media calls them

  • rambler

    Fear is setting in.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Golly. Never would have suspected anything remotely like that. Who’da thunk it?!

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      This is NOT farfetched.

      • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

        Not in the least. In fact, it is likely, be it in that form or another.

    • Mama Bear

      This is how they will try to kill us off.

      • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

        The suffering comes first. Gotta get that payback before all else!

        • ObamaFail

          Jarrett sounds like a radical extremist. Not shocking really, her boss is friends with Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Al-Qaeda.

        • beebop1952

          chitcago man ,,,,

        • worker1950

          The woman is vicious …. just ask Oprah.

  • Terry_Jim

    When will the “Advanced Resolution Camp For Inquiring Journalists” open?

  • HanaFiveO

    Weird, I guess that whole Hannity thing and the ensuing backlash from firing the minority, single mother hotline worker really rattled them over there.
    The possible hook up with NSA and the abuse of power thingy is pretty disturbing. Cant wait for Angles follow up report.

  • NewWest 123

    NSA!

  • NewWest 123

    Somebody needs to bring this stuff out and Fox needs to sue!

  • AdamsParachute

    but you could have questions answered in 149 other languages.

  • usaok59

    It’s not right that you can’t call and get info from the site. Why do they care who you are? Seems that screening and spying is gov agencies specialties.

  • djvexd

    So in other words all of the work, home and private numbers of media have been inserted into the caller ID system by the NSA.

  • Kaka1625

    All of you need internet for dummies…lol
    http://www.wikihow.com/Find-a-Person-With-an-Unlisted-Phone-Number
    Or maybe they didn’t want another Hannity nonsense and googled Jim Angle…just saying.

    • Entrepmanure

      in the parlance of the avowed socialist supporter… if they have nothing to hide, what do they have to fear?

      jebus…

    • Crystallite

      Is he not entitled to see what the O’Care rates are?

      • Kaka1625

        Everyone is entitled, but why use an unlisted number. maybe they have a lot of prank calls with unlisted numbers.

    • divingpetrel

      Are you kidding? Do you really think that they have time to google every person who calls just in case one of them might be a journalist. They had to have some sort of alert set for journalists, and being that he did not give his work phone, that is very disturbing.

      • Kaka1625

        how hard do you find it, using the Google…tee hee .

        • divingpetrel

          You are not really very bright, are you? Go away pest. I am through with you.

          • Kaka1625

            Poor baby.

  • beebop1952

    Is this the same group who doesn’t know how many folks signed up?

  • RightWingLeftyGolfer

    So is an “advanced resolution specialist” akin to a “community organizer”?

    • Crystallite

      Probably an unvetted “navigator” aka ACORN ready and waiting to steal his ID. Barry wants to grant amnesty to millions of illegals so they can vote in 2014. That might include those still coming over the border in droves.

  • http://twitter.com/archaicsteam Archaic

    Sounds like a horror movie plot… the call is coming from inside the house!

  • Entrepmanure

    sounds to me like someone needs an audit to straighten his attitude…

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Would that be one them there patented Church o’ Scamatology “audits”?

      • Entrepmanure

        nothing so drastic as a Dianetic clearing… yet… merely a visit from the kindly folks at the IRS

    • irememberallthelies

      Rand paul is wanting to audit the federal reserve before obama’s guy is appointed and I highly suggest everyone supports this bill.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Will be interesting to know how that works on the Obamacare call center end that they knew he was a member of the media based on his phone number, but the fact they saw the number isn’t alarming to me. I have my number on caller ID block and yet, when I call certain 800 numbers (service calls), they can see my number and even read it back to me. That doesn’t sit well with me. What I’d like answered is…how did they know HIS number belonged to a member of the media?

  • Tavern Keepers

    future headline “gov using political list to deny access to gov healthcare”

  • OldmanRick

    NSA had already given them a complete database on every individual associated with the news media and blogosphere. They just ran your name and it popped up with all your particulars.

  • BAW

    No surprise. The only thing the Obama administration has ever been good at is politics.

    So epic failures at actually helping people yet being highly efficient in protecting themselves from possibly negative press coverage is entirely consistent.

  • RosalindJ

    Oh gosh. Take it easy. Don’t you get it? He’s just the wrong kind of journalist.Matter of fact, they’ll only talk to journolisters.

  • Raebo

    NSA = IRS = CIA = DOA

  • Howzah123

    The “Advanced Resolution Specialist” is located at their call center in India

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    You know they’re checking voter registration rolls too. That R is gonna cost ya.

    • VegaSumshin

      Not nearly as much as an “I” will. The “R” at least indicates that you still buy in to their left-right paradigm.

  • JR48

    Is this still America?

    • worker1950

      Looking more like Cuba everyday.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Hasn’t been American since 2008.

  • laura

    Why Obamacare is a Fantastic Success
    By Wayne Allyn Root

    There are 2 major political parties in America . I’m a member of the naïve, stupid, and cowardly one. I’m a Republican. How stupid is the GOP? They still don’t get it. I told them 5 years ago, 2 books ago, a national bestseller ago (“The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide”), and in hundreds of articles and commentaries, that Obamacare was never meant to help America, or heal the sick, or lower healthcare costs, or lower the debt, or expand the economy.

    The GOP needs to stop calling Obamacare a “trainwreck.” That means it’s a mistake, or accident. That means it’s a gigantic flop, or failure. It’s NOT. This is a brilliant, cynical, and purposeful attempt to damage the U.S. economy, kill jobs, and bring down capitalism. It’s not a failure, it’s Obama’s grand success. It’s not a “trainwreck,” Obamacare is a suicide attack. He wants to hurt us, to bring us to our knees, to capitulate- so we agree under duress to accept big government.

    Obama’s hero and mentor was Saul Alinsky- a radical Marxist intent on destroying capitalism. Alinksky’s stated advice was to call the other guy “a terrorist” to hide your own intensions. To scream that the other guy is “ruining America ,” while you are the one actually plotting the destruction of America . To claim again and again…in every sentence of every speech…that you are “saving the middle class,” while you are busy wiping out the middle class.

    The GOP is so stupid they can’t see it. There are no mistakes here. This is a planned purposeful attack. The tell-tale sign isn’t the disastrous start to Obamacare. Or the devastating effect the new taxes are having on the economy. Or the death of full-time jobs. Or the overwhelming debt. Or the dramatic increases in health insurance rates. Or the 70% of doctors now thinking of retiring- bringing on a healthcare crisis of unimaginable proportions.Forget all that.

    The real sign that this is a purposeful attack upon capitalism is how many Obama administration members and Democratic Congressmen are openly calling Tea Party Republicans and anyone who wants to stop Obamacare “terrorists.” There’s the clue. Even the clueless GOP should be able to see that. They are calling the reasonable people…the patriots…the people who believe in the Constitution…the people who believe exactly what the Founding Fathers believed…the people who want to take power away from corrupt politicians who have put America $17 trillion in debt…terrorists?

    That’s because they are Saul Alinsky-ing the GOP. The people trying to purposely hurt America , capitalism and the middle class…are calling the patriots by a terrible name to fool, confuse and distract the public.

    Obamacare is a raving, rollicking, fantastic success. Stop calling it a failure. Here is what it was created to do. It is succeeding on all counts.

    #1) Obamacare was intended to bring about the Marxist dream- redistribution of wealth. Rich people, small business owners, and the middle class are being robbed, so that the money can be redistributed to poor people (who vote Democrat). Think about it. If you’re rich or middle class, you now have to pay for your own healthcare costs (at much higher rates) AND 40 million other people’s costs too (through massive tax increases). So you’re stuck paying for both bills. You are left broke. Brilliant.

    #2) Obamacare was intended to wipe out the middle class and make them dependent on government. Think about it. Even Obama’s IRS predicts that health insurance for a typical American family by 2016 will be $20,000 per year. But how would middle class Americans pay that bill and have anything left for food or housing or living? People that make $40K, or $50K, or $60K can’t possibly hope to spend $20K on health insurance without becoming homeless. Bingo. That’s how you make middle class people dependent on government. That’s how you make everyone addicted to government checks. Brilliant.

    #3) As a bonus, Obamacare is intended to kill every decent paying job in the economy, creating only crummy, crappy part-time jobs. Why? Just to make sure the middle class is trapped, with no way out. Just to make sure no one has the $20,000 per year to pay for health insurance, thereby guaranteeing they become wards of the state. Brilliant.

    #4) Obamacare is intended to bankrupt small business, and therefore starve donations to the GOP. Think about it. Do you know a small business owner? I know hundreds of them. Their rates are being doubled, tripled and quadrupled by Obamacare. Guess who writes 75% of the checks to Republican candidates and conservative causes? Small business. Even if a small business owner manages to survive, he or she certainly can’t write a big check to the GOP anymore. Money is the “mother’s milk” of politics. Without donations, a political party ceases to exist. Bingo. That’s the point of Obamacare. Obama is bankrupting his political opposition and drying up donations to the GOP. Brilliant.

    #5) Obamacare is intended to make the IRS all-powerful. It adds thousands of new IRS agents. It puts the IRS in charge of overseeing 15% of the U.S. economy. The IRS has the right because of Obamacare to snoop into every aspect of your life, to go into your bank accounts, to fine you, to frighten you, to intimidate you. And Obama and his socialist cabal have access to your deepest medical secrets. By law your doctor has to ask your sexual history. That information is now in the hands of Obama and the IRS to blackmail GOP candidates into either not running, or supporting bigger government, or leaking the info and ruining your campaign. Or have you forgotten the IRS harassed, intimidated and persecuted critics of Obama and conservative groups? Now Obama hands the IRS even more power. Big Brother rules our lives. Brilliant.

    #6) Obamacare is intended to unionize 15 million healthcare workers. That produces $15 billion in new union dues. That money goes to fund Democratic candidates and socialist causes- thereby guaranteeing Obama’s friends never lose another election, and Obama’s policies keep ruining capitalism and bankrupting business owners long after he’s out of office.

    Message to the GOP: This isn’t a game. This isn’t tiddly-winks. This is a serious, purposeful attempt to highjack America and destroy capitalism. This isn’t a trainwreck. It’s purposeful suicide. It’s not failing, it’s working exactly according to plan. Obama knows what he’s doing. Stop apologizing and start fighting.
    Oh and one more thing…Conservatives aren’t “terrorists.” We are patriots and saviors. We represent the Constitution and the Founding Fathers. We are the heroes and good guys. Unless you get all this through your thick skulls, America is lost…forever.

  • DrSamHerman

    So NSA is sharing info with HHS? No surprise in this Obama police state.

  • worker1950

    If you are making an information only inquiry – why are the operators asking your name?

  • irishgirl91

    OMG, “advanced resolution specialist”. Soon we WILL have an office of silly walks.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Soon??
      Position has already been filled…
      (Ever seen ‘Reid” crab-walk??)

    • JustLikeAnimals

      “Advanced resolution specialist” is probably someone who finished the 10th grade, hence the “advanced” connotation.

  • 96leroy

    Before the last digit of that 800# was entered, the NSA had already sucked all the contact info out of Jim Angle phone and they made the connection that way. OR they used satellite location and found out Jim was standing in or at the Fox News Corp building.

    • Dave

      Or they simply Googled Jim Angle and found out who he was. Anybody with an internet connection could find that out.

      Put the tin foil hats away. This doesn’t rise to the level of Big Brother as most all the other spying these people do. There’s plenty to be outraged about but this is nowhere near as big a deal as 90% of what the government is doing.

  • frannie

    we are so fuckin done…stick a fork in us…

  • Tim

    The most transparent administration in history seems to have the highest and thickest walls. If you dare to get anything out in the open, your source is going to get prosecuted. This administration has been the most secretive since the 1950’s-1960’s during the Cold War. And we don’t even have a Cold War anymore. So…..what is the Government hiding?

  • jcd0101

    Not only that, but can anyone verify if this story on drudge is actually TRUE?

    Democrats are now calling to FORCE all doctors to accept medicare

    no matter what ???

    http://masonconservative.typepad.com/the_mason_conservative/2013/11/virginia-democrat-calls-for-forcing-doctors-to-accept-medicare-and-medicaid-patients.html

  • higgins1990

    Sooooo obvious. Looks like only conservatives will be paying “fines” next year!

  • rbeccah

    More Obamachavez tactics.

  • HoratiusZappa

    Relax. It was probably just call display. When you pay to have an unlisted number, all that does is keep the number out of published (print and online) directories. And call display is just another feature subject to productization.
    Example: phone company offers call display; phone company offers blocking of call display which overrides the former; phone company offers super call display which overrides the former. Or perhaps government merely demands the last one; I don’t know. The point is, what twigged the call recipient to your possible identity was whatever showed up as the listed account name in call display.

    • DrDean

      “Relax.”??? How condescending and either clueless or compliant. That they can see an unlisted number is not the issue – it is what they choose to do with it that is is the issue.

      The government refusing to provide service to a citizen who happens to be member of the center-right press and how they recognized him as such.. that’s okay with you?

  • curmudgeoninchief

    Found on the outside of The Temple of Apollo at Delphi: Know Thyself. If you have any questions, call the NSA.

    “advanced resolution specialist”. Translation: a half-dozen guys in armor carrying M-4s. They’ll definitely fix this problem.

  • chunglee

    Unfortunately, since the T-Com phone numbers (private and public) are now portable from one area code to the next. This also means all numbers and their information are directly accessible by all Telcos.

  • creeper

    That number may have been “unlisted” to the hoi polloi but you can bet the farm it’s not to the elite.

  • DrDean

    “Unlisted” phones are only ‘unlisted’ to us proles – the govt sees all. The call center software/hardware systems gives them all the info the govt wants on *any* number that dials in.

    Unlisted, caller-ID-blocking.. nothing we can do can stop the government from seeing the phone number and location of any call.

  • Nan231

    A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take it away, especially when they know who you are.

  • jmod46

    Should have identified himself with a Hispanic name and with his actual address. That would have confused and conflicted them big-time–smoke emanating from servers at the NSA…

  • xbox361

    I lost my keys last week. Does anyone have the NSA number where they can trace everywhere I was so I can find them? Maybe aerial surveillance will have a picture.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      With modern keyhole satellites they will read you the serial number off the side of the key.

  • ghark729

    This website is a waste. Why make people wade through a bunch of tweets in order to figure out what is going on? Maybe you could try writing something.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      We KNOW what’s going on, and are figuring out how to resolve it, in a logical way… And this website is NOT a Waste…..Remember a little something called #TheFirstAmendment #FreedomOfSpeech ? #StarveTheTrolls Jawamax 8<{D}

      • irememberallthelies

        So a $1 billion website is not a waste?

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Simple: If you work for a fair, balanced Conservative news outlet (NewsCorp is the only one I can think of), your inquiries will be driven in endless circles, and you’ll NEVER get the answers you’re looking for. But then again, people from PMSDNBC and CCCPNN are getting the same from the website.. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • hijack28

    They [the government] probably have files on people that can identify people by voice file. They probably have voice recognition file on certainly all media members and more. I would suggest a different approach to try again, such as taking steps to remain anonymous with no voice data given. Communicate via text or maybe even a voice to text system or just simply pay someone to ask the reporter’s questions via that paid person.

  • oleinwi

    The end has begun, our ending will not be so overt, but more a via subtle subversion through bureaucratic selective treatment and red tape. In spite of the illumination of the IRS targeting conservatives and the TEA Party, NOTHING has been done, NOTHING has changed, NO ONE has been held responsible…and Fast and Furious, and Benghazi, etc., etc….it’s already over when in spite of illumination, nothing happens and no one is held responsible at all. May God help us all.

  • johnt

    Are “Advanced Resolution Specialists” superior beings? Does that mean they can read and write at a 6th grade level, speak one, two intelligible sentences? The cream of the bureaucratic crop? You have to be a good liar for this job.

  • Nate Whilk

    The least creepy explanation for this is that they just Google everyone, which is still real creepy. And it’s certainly possible they have reverse directories for unlisted and cell phone numbers. Still real creepy.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Yeah, it is, after all, a government operation. I’d guess someone just went to the personalities page on foxnews.com and copy/pasted all the names in a memo to everyone who answers the phones at healthcare.slob. “Under penalty of death do not talk to the following individuals when they call.”

  • bilderbuster

    You still don’t know?
    Ed Snowden busted them quite a while back you idiot!

  • JustLikeAnimals

    I think I know a way to rise above all of this:

    From Jefferson’s letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787:

    “Societies exist under three forms sufficiently distinguishable. 1. Without government, as among our Indians. 2. Under governments wherein the will of every one has a just influence, as is the case in England in a slight degree, and in our states in a great one. 3. Under governments of force: as is the case in all other monarchies and in most of the other republics. To have an idea of the curse of existence under these last, they must be seen. It is a government of wolves over sheep. It is a problem, not clear in my mind, that the 1st. condition is not the best. But I believe it to be inconsistent with any great degree of population. The second state has a great deal of good in it. The mass of mankind under that enjoys a precious degree of liberty and happiness. It has it’s evils too: the principal of which is the turbulence to which it is subject. But weigh this against the oppressions of monarchy, and it becomes nothing. Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem (I prefer the tumult of liberty over the quiet of servitude). Even this evil is productive of good. It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”

  • kg2v

    No such thing as “Unlisted” in a call to a toll free number. Remember THEY are PAYING for the call, and as THEY are paying, they get the caller info, even if you have it blocked. ALL 800 numbers work that way

    • Scotty G.

      So if you call an 800# they get info about what you do for a living? You phone tells people what your job is? Bull.

      • kg2v

        Did he call from WORK, which is my assumption? Then it comes up with your company’s name

      • kg2v

        if you are calling from work it comes up with the name of who you work for

  • lcky9

    next will be if your a registered Republican or IF your a conservative..??????

    whats that old poem
    First they came for the union worker I wasn’t a union workers so I said nothing..
    etc..
    wait till they come for those taking the calls and deny them coverage..
    OR start mentoring their personal phone calls to see who they talk to

  • Flitandersen_99

    Voice-prints gave him away.

  • Rex

    Why does everyone think it’s so shady that they knew who he was? He says right int he first tweet: “give my name & address…”. DUHHH!!!! I don’t care how many unlisted, encrypted, super-secret phone lines you call from, if you give someone your NAME and ADDRESS the gig is up. Geeese… there’s so much actual nonsense the Government is up to, you don’t have to start getting all surprised when someone looks up information YOU GAVE THEM and figures out who you are.

  • AZWarrior

    You haven’t even begun to find out how this government has you under surveillance.