That heartening piece of news I posted earlier
about the Chamber of Commerce dramatically reversing its stance on climate legislation seemed a little too good be true. It isn't true
. I can confirm the Chamber of Commerce's and the Wall Street Journal
's speculations: The Yes Men
staged the press conference, in their ever-brilliant attempts to show that people think it's insane when corporations do the right thing.From the WSJ
:"The business lobby says it was the victim of an elaborate hoax this morning, when a group passing itself off as the Chamber announced at a press conference in Washington that it dropped its earlier opposition to the pending climate bill and was now "throwing its weight behind strong climate legislation."
We'll try to bring you more from the Yes Men about this hoax shortly. In the meantime, congratulations and job well done again.