So that flash mobbish event we hinted at last week was a call to arms to distribute fake versions of the New York Times around the city today. The mock 14 page newspapers with a bold â€œIRAQ WAR ENDSâ€ headline on the front page came complete with spoof editorials, ads, and a website. The entire undertaking was carefully planned by the “long time liberal prank group” The Yes Men, who took credit for the undertaking earlier this afternoon, releasing a statement: “In an elaborate operation six months in the planning, 1.2 million papers were printed at six different presses and driven to prearranged pickup locations, where thousands of volunteers stood ready to pass them out on the street.”
These guys were so organized they even managed to shoot, edit, and distribute a video. See it below.