NYC HOAX // FAKE NEW YORK TIMES DISTRIBUTED BY PRANKSTERS

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This morning I was given a free New York Times with the headline “IRAQ WAR ENDS”.  The paper is dated July 4th, 2009 and in the top left corner the statement, “All the news we hope to print”. This elaborate prank is hitting the busy subway stations of New York this morning and early rumors attribute this elaborate hoax to THE YES MEN, a liberal prank group, who even set up a NY Times mimic website with the stories and links to other liberal organizations.  The 15 page paper is filled with articles and ads all pushing towards a utopian world where war has ended, oil companies are pushing for environmental causes, universal healthcare and much more.  The New York Times has a disclaimer already posted with more information on the hoax that can be found here. An official Times spokesman said, “This is obviously a fake issue of The Times. We are in the process of finding out more about it.”

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3 Responses to “NYC HOAX // FAKE NEW YORK TIMES DISTRIBUTED BY PRANKSTERS”

  1. Lacie Says:

    This is great! I love it. Perhaps we should just start printing what we want to see and it will come true. Manifest the future!

  2. Jim Bo Says:

    Wonderful. When a joke tells your future, you know your on the right track.

  3. Jennifer Says:

    I agree 100% it is a harmless prank. If nothing more, it is promoting an optimistic outlook for things the majority of us wish come true….sooner than later! What a creative way to go about it.

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