Fake US Chamber of Commerce Press Conference Fools Press

Posted on October 20, 2009. Filed under: News | Tags: , |

Today, a group of activists called the Yes Men, staged a fake press conference at the National Press Club in which they pretended to be the Chamber of Commerce reversing their position on climate change legislation. The press conference initially got the attention of the actual media.

See it for yourself:

At about 5:10, the purpose of the stunt is explained. It is definitely in line with the Yes Men’s practice of “identity correction” in which they act in way they hope to see the people or organizations they are spoofing to behave.

Here’s what NPR had to say about it.

What do you think about this stunt?


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