Monday, September 21, 2009

The "New York Post" tells the truth.

Imagine the surprise of New Yorkers as they received thousands of copies of a fake New York Post, presenting a lot of scary information about the effects of global warming. Unlike the fake New York Times distributed last year by the same pranksters (the Yes Men), everything in the fake New York Post was supposed to be absolutely true.

I saw these guys at South by Southwest earlier this year, introducing their new film which is due out in theatres soon, and they are really clever and interesting. Someone in the audience asked them if they ever got sued, and they said no, but they would welcome it, because it would only draw more attention to their pranks.

5 comments:

  1. The sad thing is there are plenty of people who will believe this junk hook, line, and sinker. The "public health disaster" part I can believe if it's swine flu or terrorism but as for the rest... well it makes good headlines.

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  2. By the time sea level rises enough to flood lower Manhattan, you and I probably won't be around to find out if these headlines have come true.

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  3. I don't expect to be alive in a few thousand years but hey, they can sell papers TODAY!

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  4. Believe it or not, they were actually giving these fake papers away. No doubt a project supported by the international global warming conspiracy.

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  5. A "conspiracy" implies something secret. That isn't the case.

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