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'Yes Men' Distribute Fake New York Times Declaring 'Iraq War Ends'!

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Whether you agree with their tactics or not, I couldn't help but think back to some of these stories when I read about the "Yes Men" prank this morning.

They distributed over 1 million copies of a fake New York Times that had declared the end of the Iraq war. It was post-dated July 4, 2009, and included an apology from EXXON for the Iraq war, a booming economy, and increased minimum wage.

Tim King is the special assistant to the CEO for Sojourners.

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