November 12, 2008

The New York Times of the Future -- If It Has a Future


The operation behind this bit of Liberal Utopian thinking claims to have distributed 1.2 million copies. That would make it more widely read that today's New York Times. Fake New York Times Declares Iraq War Over! Here's Who Did It

The Iraq War is over, according to the fake New York Times! This morning a cadre of volunteers has fanned out across New York City to pass out a remarkably good, faux-copy of the Times dated July 4, 2009. They've even set up an entire website with all of the liberal fantasy headlines. Universities to be free! Bike paths to be expanded! Thomas Friedman to resign, praise the Unitarian Jesus!

New York Times Special Edition Video News Release - Nov. 12, 2008 from H Schweppes on Vimeo.

Credulous, incredulous, and just plain conned readers react.

Posted by Vanderleun at November 12, 2008 10:40 AM
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I saw a couple copies around our office here in New York. It was a very well put together hoax, if noticably thinner than an actual section of the Times. Dan Rather would swear it's real.

I found the economic stuff the most grating. "Salary Caps Will Stabilize Economy" indeed... In the corpse-like sense of "stable".

Posted by: Umbriel at November 12, 2008 12:36 PM

REAL easy to believe all the drones in that video voted for 0bama.

Could you hear the wind whistling through their ears?

Posted by: Rob De Witt at November 12, 2008 2:16 PM

Wow! A total geek out by some lunatic leftists. Is this what we have to look forward to for the next four years?

Posted by: Fat Man at November 12, 2008 7:34 PM

Your report here got me thinking so I pulled out my aging, but still readable, copy of the Not The New York Times strike parody published in October 1978, when the actual NYT was a respectable newspaper. Not surprisingly the front page headlines demonstrate that even during the depths of the Carter administration we lived in more innocent times. One of the above the fold lead ins advises "Administration Announces Plans to Offer Public Shares in GSA." The second paragraph starts "The I.M.F., which took of effective control of the United States economy last week in return for an emergency $100 billion debt financing, mandated the sale of the GSA..." Little did we know that we've learned so much in the last 30 years that now the "elite" think the USG has to take over privately held companies and spend more money to solve economic crises. It's a wonderful world... and will obviously just get more wonderful.

Posted by: boqueronman at November 13, 2008 7:29 AM

I've got a better NYT headline:


I've got an even better NY POST headline:


Posted by: MarkJ at November 13, 2008 7:35 AM

Wow! I could not even guess about it)) Not bad.

Posted by: Eric at August 29, 2011 7:18 AM