Thursday, November 13, 2008

When the New York Times meets The Yes Men

Dave sent me this link to a Huffington Post article on a fake issue of the New York Times that has recently been distributed around the US. Evidently the fake is the work of The Yes Men, the same folks who have posed as spokespeople for The World Trade Organization, McDonald's, Dow Chemical, etc in an ongoing series of public performances/interventions that can be seen in their self-titled documentary of 2003.

It's a bit odd to read the article about this prank on Huffington Post; they report that one of the fake New York Times stories reads "columnist Thomas Friedman has confessed: 'I have no business holding a pen, at least with intent to write'", while over in the "Popular Stories on Huffington Post" section, you can scroll down to Thomas Friedman's article "We Need 'Overwhelming Force' to Green the Economy".

In any case, those of us who can't get our hands on a paper copy can check out most of the same content on their fake New York Times website.

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