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Chamber Of Commerce Gets Punked -- As Does Fox Business News

With the US Chamber of Commerce already under fire and bleeding members due to its vocal opposition to climate change legislation, a recent press event held to announce the withdrawing of that opposition didn't seem entirely out of line.

Except for the fact that it was a hoax.

According to news reports, the performance artist/culture jamming/ne'er do wells known as the Yes Men held a fake press event this week. According to the event writeup on BoingBoing, the event "... broke up when a spokesman from the real chamber burst in. What followed was a spectacle not usually seen in the John Peter Zenger Room at the National Press Club: two men in business suits shouting at one another, each calling the other an impostor and demanding to see business cards."

The funniest bit of it all is this reporter from Fox Business News who announces the development as a breaking news story, tries to explain it away, then gets informed that the story is not true (at which point he tries to blame it on Reuters). Hilarious.

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