by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

The Yes Men have struck again.

Fresh from their brilliant NY Times hoax a few weeks back, the the activist-pranksters pulled of a stunt this morning that completely fooled several news organization; including as you’ll see below, FOX Business. Posing as representatives from the US Chamber of Commerce, the Yes Men created a fake press conference at the prestigious National Press Club announcing that the Chamber was reversing its position on climate change policy, and promised to immediately cease lobbying against the Kerry-Boxer bill. Everything was going as planned, with major news organizations covering the announcement and getting roped in, until an actual COC rep caught wind of the hoax and shut things down. Check out HuffPo’s full coverage here — and watch the video below for a good laugh. Absolute genius.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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