senior editor Michael Mechanic writes in with this update on the "Yes Men pwn the US Chamber of Commerce
" story I blogged about last week, which Cory further updated here
. Michael says,
Kate Sheppard [of Mother Jones] was at the fake US Chamber of Commerce press conference in DC where a Yes Man, posing as a Chamber rep, claimed the Chamber was reversing its draconian position on climate change, which has caused lots of big Chamber members -- Apple, Nike, Exelon, and others -- to quit the national business group. But then a REAL Chamber PR man arrived at the meeting to declare it a fraud. (And Sheppard ended up on Maddow that night).
Today, Sheppard reports that the Chamber is suing its impersonators: "The defendants are not merry pranksters tweaking the establishment," the Chamber said in a press release issued with the suit. "Instead, they deliberately broke the law in order to further commercial interest in their books, movies, and other merchandise."
stories on the US Chamber (here's an index
* Chamber Sues Yes Men
* Chamber Uses Yes Men 'Attack' to Fundraise
Here's a related item in the New Yorker.
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