While most of the blogosphere seems to be pretty sympathetic to the Yes Men‘s recent prank on the US Chamber of Commerce, but not Philly.com apparently – who just posted this opinion piece on the dangers of pranking to journalism. We think that the Yes Men have a point to make, and that if the Chamber (or any of their other targets) aren’t willing to talk about it, these pranks are a legitimate – and hilarious – way to start people talking about topics that some would rather sweep under the carpet. We hope the Philly.com staff can make it to the Yes Men’s Festival appearance here in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 5, – where the Yes Men will be talking about what they do – and how all of us can effect change in the world right now. See you there!
Here’s a bonus video of Fox News falling for the prank: