Yes Men Hoax: "Special Edition" of NY Post Warns of Climate Change Threat
I’ve long been a fan for years of the zany duo of performance artists/political activists known as the Yes Men, ever since their turn-of-the-century stunt of creating their own “corrected” World Trade Organization website at GATT.org (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade). Soon their fake site began to receive real email queries from confused visitors, including invitations to address various elite groups on behalf of the WTO. Naturally, and hysterically, the Men responded as if they actually represented the WTO – all of which is documented in their very funny and very pointed 2004 film “The Yes Men.”
Now the Men have a new, almost as amusing documentary about to hit movie screens across America – “The Yes Men Fix the World,” which they accurately describe as “a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world’s most outrageous pranks. “
But it is in their actual stunts - and not just in their documentation of them – that the Yes Men truly excel. Of late they have taken to targeting the media directly, such as last fall’s fake New York Times… which declared the Iraq War over, Universities to be free, Bike paths expanded – and even announced the much-anticipated resignation of NYT Op-Ed apologist – oops, I mean, columnist — Thomas Friedman.
Now comes their latest effort — this week’s stunning “SPECIAL EDITION” New York Post, trumpeting the headline “WE’RE SCREWED” in large point type.
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