How Could He Have Known...?
When one of the senior reporters for Fox News called the toll free phone number for the ObamaCare marketplace, somehow the operator who was armed only with the reporter's first and last name, cell phone number and personal address, knew he was "in the media," as cited by the international news and Twitter aggregate Inagist.com on Nov.1, 2013.
Jim Angle, formerly the Fox News senior White House correspondent and currently the chief national correspondent for the news service had an encounter with one of the phone bank operators for HealthCare.gov's 1-800 number that left the seasoned reporter possibly wondering if clairvoyance is covered by the Affordable Care Act.
As posted by the Texas native on Twitter, he called the ObamaCare toll free phone number from an unlisted phone.
Angle stated that the only information given to the operator was his personal cell phone number, his first and last name, and his address.
After a moment of being placed on hold, as Angle related on Twitter:
The guy comes back & says you appear to be in the media.
For an unknown reason, the Pride of Fort Worth received what could politely be described as a telephonic brush off:
He told me a "an advanced resolution specialist" would call me in 2-5 business days. That will be interesting.
Ironically, as a representative of the self-touted "most transparent administration in the history of the United States," the actions of the ObamaCare phone bank operator left Angel asking rhetorically:
I was calling from an unlisted number & gave personal cell as my phone. How did they know? I have no idea but he wouldn't answer questions.