27 Jul '11, 11pm

White House officials 'rickroll' Twitter critic who complained about debt ceiling discussion

WASHINGTON - TENSIONS may be high in Washington amid a stalemate in talks to raise the US debt ceiling but the White House is keeping a sense of humour. White House officials were replying to questions on Twitter on Wednesday when a Tennessee man named David Wiggs complained that the discussion was 'not nearly as entertaining as yesterday's'. The White House quickly fired off a reply to @wiggsd on its Twitter feed, @whitehouse. '@wiggsd Sorry to hear that,' the White House said. 'Fiscal policy is important, but can be dry sometimes. Here's something more fun: tinyurl.com/y8ufsnp.' The link is to a video by pop star Rick Astley singing his 1987 chart-topper Never Gonna Give You Up. 'Rickrolling' is an Internet phenomenon begun several years ago whereby an unwitting user who clicks on a link is directed to the video of Astley's song. The US Treasury has warned the world's ri...

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