The Yes Men

The Yes Men impersonate “big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them. Targets are leaders and big corporations who put profits ahead of everything else.”

They are a group of culture jammers who pose as corporate or government spokesmen and make shocking comments to try and bring peoples attention to what they believe is the real intentions of these organisations. They may extrapolate what they feel is the corporations ideology to the extreme and take them to ludicrous conclusions.

One of their first pranks was to set up the website http://www.gwbush.com in 2000, a website that pointed out the hypocrisies and contradictions on George W. Bush’s own website for the presidential campaign. When asked about this website in a news conference, George W. Bush replied that he felt they had gone too far and said, “There should be limits to freedom.”

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