The Yes Men are great pranksters that try to make the people who cause problems in our world aware of what they do in creative ways. Yesterday they pretended to be from the USA’s Chamber of Commerce and staged a fake press conference talking about how the Chamber is going to tackle climate change.
The timing was great as both Nike and Apple have left the Chamber of Commerce in protest over the lack of action on climate change.
The Washington Post has an article on the Yes Men press conference.
Environmental activists held a hoax press conference Monday morning, pretending to be the business group — and pretending to announce that the chamber was dropping its opposition to climate-change legislation now in Congress.
The event, complete with fake handouts on chamber letterhead, at least a couple of fake reporters, and a podium adorned with the chamber logo, broke up when a spokesman from the real chamber burst in.
What followed was a spectacle not usually seen in the John Peter Zenger Room at the National Press Club: two men in business suits shouting at one another, each calling the other an impostor and demanding to see business cards.