Press Release of the Day

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

You know, journalists on my beat don’t often get invited on junkets.

Dear Journalist,

We would like you to attend the new service “Mile High sex Flight”,¬†offered by our Amsterdam escort agency.

Please find the press release, logo and picture attached.

If you require any further information whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Best Regards,

Wouter van der Heijden

Girls Company Amsterdam


Digg it |  reddit | |  Fark

38 Responses to “Press Release of the Day”

  1. #1 |  John Jenkins | 

    I can only assume you RSVP’d already.

  2. #2 |  Brandon | 

    Seems like the kind of too-good-to-be-true deal where you wake up in a bathtub without kidneys. But hey, might be worth giving it a shot anyway.

  3. #3 |  Big Texan | 


  4. #4 |  Kristen | 

    Picture of what, might I ask?

  5. #5 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    If TSA is gonna molest you before every flight, I’ll have to figure out the rest of this joke later or you can do it yourself.

  6. #6 |  VunderBob | 

    Well, are you going?

  7. #7 |  B | 

    So…THIS is what you get when you are a “Friend of Whores”.

  8. #8 |  jmcross | 

    Don’t do it! You’ll wake up in a CIA black prison in Libya or some other god-forsaken place. Remember those stings where they round up a bunch of folks with outstanding warrants by telling them “you won a big prize, come and get it”?

  9. #9 |  EH | 

    I’m pretty sure the Glik decision holds that everybody using journalistic technology is a journalist. Just sayin’.

  10. #10 |  ClubMedSux | 

    I will second Kristen’s question.

  11. #11 |  Bob | 

    It’s kind of creepy that the web site wants you to confess to stuff when you sign up.

  12. #12 |  rob sama | 

    See you when you get back.

  13. #13 |  Paul | 

    What I want to know, is what exactly do you need to report to the IRS for this gift, and what form/field it goes in? The audit will attract agents from EVERYWHERE in the IRS system, begging to just sit in.

  14. #14 |  ChicagoSucks | 

    Looks like a phishing attack to me.

  15. #15 |  Matt | 

    Is this the 5 o’clock free crack giveaway?

  16. #16 |  JeffW | 

    Looks like a phishing attack to me.

    Look, your brain might tell you it’s a phishing attack, but your other brain asks you “What if it’s not!?”

  17. #17 |  PogueMahone | 

    This is one of those rare instances where adhering to the journalistic ethos of not becoming part of the story just flies out the window.

  18. #18 |  Buddy Hinton | 

    Way to zing those politicians! You know what the thing about airline food is? . . .

    anyway, the point of this pointless is to say that I will no longer be posting under Buddy Hinton, but rather under a new pseudonym in the future. nothing sinister going on, but I am just trying to consolidate my internet personalities, so “Buddy Hinton” is gone, as of NOW. I just wanted to make sure no one thinks that I am sockpuppeting if they recognize my writing style in future posts.

    o, yeah, and this is a great blog. used to read lots of them — now it is down to this and Packrat’s (I really do need to donate) and and (occasionally) VC. mr. balko gets better and better as years go by. Sincere “parting” thanks to mr. balko from ol’ Buddy here.

  19. #19 |  Maggie McNeill | 

    #6: See there, B? Kinda makes you want to join the club, doesn’t it?

  20. #20 |  SJE | 

    I would strongly recommend against going on this except to conduct an interview. It says “Federal Prostitution Case” all over it. They will probably have some minors on board too.

  21. #21 |  Marty | 

    did Alonya get the invite, too?

  22. #22 |  Aresen | 

    Buddy Hinton | September 1st, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    anyway, the point of this pointless is to say that I will no longer be posting under Buddy Hinton, but rather under a new pseudonym in the future. nothing sinister going on, but I am just trying to consolidate my internet personalities,

    Thank you for letting us know, Sybil.

  23. #23 |  Lorenzo | 

    Don’t touch my junket.

  24. #24 |  Pete Guither | 

    I worry about the attempt of such junkets to influence the media. If Radley were to go on it, there’s even a possibility that he’d return wanting to do radical things like legalize drugs… and maybe even prostitution.

  25. #25 |  John | 

    They’ve found a way to make the middle seat much much worse.

  26. #26 |  David in Balt | 

    All the escorts have almost the same exact “will do” profile. They also have this general feel of ‘I stole this from another site’ feel. The whole site wreaks of a ‘I gotcha’ gimmick. Seriously, if I had to give advice on this site it would be something set up by some radical leftist trying to show the ‘indiscretions’ of ‘rightists’ (a la the ‘confessions’ bullshit. “Oh, hey, we noticed Radley Balko, [no offense, but your not that well known outside of libertarian circles and now that you are on Huffington Post, radical and crazy leftists, circles] journalist, would you like a free ride on an escort plane, and oh, btw, you have to tell us your kinkiest sex story to get it!), or ‘rightists’ seeing you working with Huffington Post and trying to discredit you as a hedonistic ‘leftist’.

    You posted a Popehat link the other day about the “Holy Shit, That Sounds Fun” warning, and I really think this warrants it.

  27. #27 |  steve | 

    It probably is some sort of scam.

    Nevertheless, if it had been sent to me, I am quite certain I would spend some time looking for an Amsterdam Better Business Bureau or something.

  28. #28 |  ChrisD | 

    Best. Tax deduction. Ever.

  29. #29 |  CyniCAl | 

    Up, up and away!!!

  30. #30 |  John C. Randolph | 

    I expect that the IRS would collect the tax on free sex by fucking you in the ass.


  31. #31 |  Ted S. | 

    @Maggie #18:

    This story and your comment reminded me of a foreign cartoon I saw once, that translated roughly:

    First Man: When I was young, I was in the 4-H club.
    Second Man: I joined the Mile High Club, but I couldn’t keep going for four hours.

  32. #32 |  Maggie McNeill | 

    #30: As a white-knuckle flier who is very subject to airsickness, I can assure you that I am not in the Mile High Club and will never join it voluntarily. :-(

  33. #33 |  B | 

    @18 Maggie–Ha!

    I’m with you…I just don’t have Mr. Balko’s platform…

  34. #34 |  Judi | 

    Off we go into the wild blue yonder. Flying high into the sky…

  35. #35 |  Lint | 

    Do they also advertise ways to increase your penis size? You know, other than the prostitutes.

  36. #36 |  Jerith | 

    Interesting piece at The Truth About Cars regarding junkets and invites from business or manufactures. Interesting and funny story how bridges can be burned when you don’t parrot the lines that automakers try to force to the public.

    Sorry, huge link.

  37. #37 |  Charlie Potts | 

    Now you know what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!

  38. #38 |  Matt | 


    Its a good theory, but I don’t think the “leftists trying to make rightists out as hypocrites” would hold any water. Since we are libertarians we give high fives to anyone going on mile high sexcapades and any attempt to degrade the “moral fiber” of someone would merely improve our opinion of them. Of course, the theoretical lefty conspirators could be plain ol’ idiots.