Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Yes Men Strike Again; All The News We Hope to Print!

If you were in New York today, on the subway, you may have seen a copy of the "New York Times" that declares an end to the war in Iraq. The Yes Men have struck again. This loose organization of protesters and pranksters allegedly produced 1.2 Million copies of this fake edition of the New York Times, dated July 4, 2009 and adapting the Times's motto to read "All The New We Hope to Print".

You can view the full PDF of the issue here. It's worth reading.
Here's a picture.

They also have website (which loads slowly, but is worth the wait) here. It's a perfect parody of The New York Times page. Explore. More from gawker. And from the New York Times themselves.

The Yes Men have been known for pulling pranks on corporations from Dow Chemicals, to ExxonMobile and even the WTO.

Here is part of their presentation from the Yes Men documentary [update: it's supposed to be ironic], where they are presenting at a textile conference in Finland (if you enjoy this, search: yes men on google):

P.S. Apologies for the lack of posts, it's almost finals week here at Carleton. I've got a big post coming along about voter turnout and a break down of the election with a focus on the youth vote.

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