Posted by: r.m. | October 21, 2009

The ‘Yes Men’ again!

From Democracy Now:

“The business community got a shock on Monday when its leading advocacy group appeared to make a startling announcement. A statement purporting to come from the Chamber of Commerce said the group had dropped its opposition to congressional climate change legislation and would now even support taxing carbon emissions. The news wires quickly picked up the story, and within minutes it was being reported on the websites of outlets including the New York Times and Washington Post. It also made its way onto cable news, including the Fox Business Network. It was all a prank pulled off by the Yes Men.

“The business community got a shock on Monday when its leading advocacy group appeared to make a startling announcement. A statement purporting to come from the Chamber of Commerce said the group had dropped its opposition to congressional climate change legislation and would now even support taxing carbon emissions. It was a striking reversal for an organization that’s been one of the most vocal opponents of efforts to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases.”

Definitely worth reading in full! Check it out🙂 Particularly the section when the real representative from the Chamber of Commerce walks in on the hoax during the press conference

On another note: Who among my students would be interested in watching the latest Yes Men movie – the Yes Men Fix the World? I have it🙂 We can show it🙂


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