A group of pranksters handed out a fake 14 page issue of The New York Times which carried the headline– Iraq War Ends! A group called the Yes Men took six months putting together their elaborate hoax and used the assistance of thousands of volunteers who handed out about 1.2 million copies of the paper on the streets of New York and Los Angeles. Barbara Suttner, one of the newspaper writers, said, “We’ve got to make sure Obama and all the other Democrats do what we elected them to do.” The fake newspaper had several fake headlines such as:
“Maximum Wage Law Succeeds”
“Nationalized Oil To Fund Climate Change Efforts”
“Nation Sets Its Sight On Building Sane Economy”
A story in the fake newspaper has Condi Rice admitting what everyone knows– George Bush knew there were no WMD.
Rumors are circulating that the writers of the spoof work for several newspapers, including The New York Times. A statement from the pranksters can be found on:
Who knows, maybe the absurd is in reality, — reality!