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Monday, September 21, 2009

Yes Men take on the New York Post



The Yes Men pulled another one of their stunts today, handing out fake issues of the New York Post in New York City this morning.




"SPECIAL EDITION" NEW YORK POST from The Yes Men on Vimeo.



They did the same to the New York Times in November.



There's even a Web site that looks exactly like the Times' site. And the Post.

"It's no surprise that they tried to spoof the New York Post," the New York Post told the Associated Press in a statement titled "Witless Spoof in Flawless Format." "They figured this time they'd choose a paper people actually love to read. But this is a limp effort. It has none of the wit and insight New Yorkers expect from their favorite paper. The Post will not be hiring any of their headline writers."

So it seems the Post has a sense of humor.

Almost.

The Daily Finance reports that when volunteers tried to distribute copies outside the Post's offices, they were detained by police and their papers were confiscated, according to an eyewitness.
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