Monday, November 17, 2008
Media Fakes From Last Week:
The Iraq War Ends and the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy
On Wednesday, the Yes Men distributed a fake issue of the New Times with a headline that announced the Iraq War was over. A pdf can be found at http://www.nytimes-se.com/pdf
On Monday, it became known that a "senior fellow at the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy" had been "leaking" made up information about Sarah Palin and the McCain/Palin campaign to the media. This fake McCain advisor and policy institute is actually two filmmakers working on a tv pilot. The article can be found in the television section of the NYTs at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/arts/television/13hoax.html?_r=1&em&oref=slogin.
They have relied on blogging and you tube videos as sources for their hoaxes.
Posted by Jill.B at 8:56 AM