PARODY FOR A CAUSE: A New York Post parody was published on Monday, with the headline “We’re Screwed,” that was timed for world leaders visiting the United Nations. The 32-page edition, which focused on climate change, was published by The Yes Men, a political activist group that was also behind the parody of The New York Times published around this time last year.
The group printed about one million copies, which cost a private donor $50,000. The issues were distributed all over town, at ports of entry from Connecticut and New Jersey and outside media companies (including the Post’s offices on Avenue of the Americas). A spokeswoman said The Yes Men mobilized about 2,000 people concerned about climate change, who got up at 3 a.m. to rally today. But the real New York Post wasn’t impressed. “It’s no surprise that they tried to spoof the New York Post; they figured this time they’d choose a paper people actually love to read,” a spokeswoman said. “But this is a limp effort. It has none of the wit and insight New Yorkers expect from their favorite paper. The Post will not be hiring any of their headline writers.” — Amy Wicks
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