Yes (Men), it's a fake

fake nytPeople exiting subway stations around New York City this morning were probably a little surprised to be handed a free edition of the New York Times that proclaimed on its cover "IRAQ WAR ENDS" and was dated July 4, 2009.

Obviously, this was a prank -- a very well organized one. And it has a tangential local connection.

Gawker reports that it appears the fake paper and an accompanying website are the work of the Yes Men (both sites are very slow to load this morning -- they're probably getting hammered by traffic).

And who are the Yes Men? It's a group of "culture jammers" led by a duo that includes Igor Vamos, an assistant professor at RPI.

Update: the TU talked with Vamos about the prank in a story posted this afternoon.

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Culture Jammers. Hmm. Just like the misinformation branch of Project Mayhem (as seen in Fight Club). Awe crap, I just broke the first and second rule.

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