The wars in Iraq and Afganistan are now over and President George W. Bush has been indicted on treason charges, according to the New York Times. Sort of.
RT | Citizens of the Big Apple got a big shock when they picked up a ‘special edition’ of the newspaper on the streets on Wednesday morning.
About 1.2 million spoof copies of the New York Times, dated July 4, 2009, were handed out by the liberal group the ‘Yes Men’, famous for their practical jokes.
Using an authentic New York Times template, they created a 14-page edition, which they also put online.
The parody newspaper announced the abolition of corporate lobbying, a maximum wage for CEOs and a recall notice for all cars that run on gasoline. It promised Americans national health insurance and resolution of the problems of the economy and global warming.
Time will tell if its predictions prove correct but some say that the newspaper came as a vision of what American Democrats would love to see under Barack Obama after he takes power in January