Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Yes Men Rule!

I came across this story of how a Big Oil (Chevron) PR campaign was hijacked by a group of activists calling itself the Yes Men. Definitely worth a read.

As an example of other past interventions by the Yes Men, the report then included this clip from 2006, where the Beeb was fooled by Yes Man Andy Bichlbaum into believing that he was a spokesman for Dow Chemicals talking about the Bhopal tragedy and Union Carbide's role in it. I had never seen it before. It is unbelievably funny and I thought I'd share it here, not only as a testament to the creativity of these environmental activists but also to the gullibility of the media (even the BBC screws up big time some times!).

Enjoy! I would have loved to have seen the faces of Dow Chemicals management while this was on air.

8 comments:

Ahmed said...

XYZ, this clip is from the political documentary "The Yes Men Fix the World". You can download a torrent from eztv.it, and its definitely worth it.

Tayyab Mahmood said...

@Ahmed i agree...its definitely worth downloading & watching...

http://torrent.zoink.it/The.Yes.Men.Fix.The.World.P2P.Edition.2010.HQ.x264-VODO.torrent

Anonymous said...

Supporting Leftwingers abroad, and abusing them at home.

Good Job Tayyab

Tayyab Mahmood said...

@Anon October 20, 2010 12:30 PM..
lolz...

on a serious note.. majority of Pakistani's & Muslims are confused and same is true with left winger in pak they too are confused... they are the die hard fan of continuation of WAR of Terror that was not supported by majority of Left wingers abroad (USA - Europe).... Everyone has right to live & preach his views Whether Atheists, Jew, Muslim, Christian, conservative, liberal etc....
Please dont crammed down our throats you confused liberal views as Taliban or another extremist do..

Our views needs to be liberal / sanity without going into the debate of left wing or right wing..these two pathetic wings are in battle with each others for centuries & from support of people like you sadly it will continue...

On a personal note I am a proud liberal & only believe in humanity nothing else.

Bolshevik said...

Tayyab,

A majority of the Left in Pakistan -- infinitesimal though the Left here is as a whole -- has consistently opposed the so-called War on Terror.

And going by the third para of your comment ('Our views...will continue'), it is actually you who sound confused about matters pertaining to theory and ideology.

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Bolshevik said...

Anon 12:10 Zindabad.

Tayyab Mahmood said...

Bolshevik....name few Pak leftist / liberal whom are against these Wars since the beginning in 2001 also whats you philosophy / ideology???
there is a huge difference between leftist & liberals. leftist & rightist are same in the thinking process, only preach / follow there views & give dam to sanity.

again I'll reiterate that i am very open & vocal in my views & my philosophy is "Everyone has right to live & preach his views Whether Atheists, Jew, Muslim, Christian, conservative, liberal etc & you don't have any right to force them to live according to you desires"