The Yes Men, those inventive pranksters behind the fake Post and the fake Times, moved their shenanigans down to DC today where they pretended to be the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The best part of the fake press conference, which looked a lot like a real press conference, was when an official with the real Chamber showed up and got mad. The script followed The Yes Men’s usual routine—pose as a group it disagrees with and announce a change in position. When the real group discovers the ruse it has to back pedal and admit, in this case, that it hasn’t given up its opposition to climate change legislation. Egg, meet face.
Pranksters stage Chamber of Commerce climate change event [Washington Post]