Checking my email this morning, I thought; “Why am I getting a press release from Chevron” Curious, I continued to read it, and realized what was going on…

I don’t know how I got on the Yes Men’s mailing list, I think it has to do with my online involvement with a bunch of Slovenian artists/anarchists, but it’s provided me with advance warning of hoaxes for years now. My most recent fave was when I got a press release from Environment Canada saying that Canada would pay up to 5% of it’s GDP to countries affected by it’s past environmental policy

What constantly amazes me is how many legitimate media organizations get taken in by what is obviously satire, and even more amazingly print it

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20 October 2010