Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Will the Real Chamber of Commerce Please Stand Up?

This week, prankster group the Yes Men, caused quite a stir on Capitol Hill by staging a fake Chamber of Commerce press conference at the National Press Club. The stunt included an activist posing as a spokesman for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who announced that the business lobby would no longer oppose the Kerry/Boxer Senate climate change bill. Fake reporters were also planted to make sure the right questions were asked. Here's video of the prank taking place:

Some are saying that this prank compromised journalist credibility; other activists are saying that it was an effective way to raise the volume on the issue of climate change. And still more found the whole thing quite hilarious.


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