As part of the grand finale of the WBAI Winter fundraiser, "Off The Hook" will have a special two-hour program tonight featuring none other than The Yes Men, who will join us live to discuss their latest antics, as well as the many amazing accomplishments of their past.
For those unfamiliar, The Yes Men have created all sorts of fake websites over the years which have led to their being interviewed as "representatives" of such organizations as the World Trade Organization, Dow Chemical, and ExxonMobil, fooling the mass media far more often than anyone could expect. In addition, they have created fake editions of The New York Times and New York Post, distributing tens of thousands of copies to unsuspecting commuters, who saw attention-grabbing stories on such topics as global warming, health care, and war. Behind every hack The Yes Men engineer, there is a serious message and, with two movies behind them and another in the works, they have helped to open a whole lot of eyes.
The Yes Men will be giving one of our keynote addresses at HOPE Number Nine in New York this July. On the radio show tonight, they will be helping us to raise funds to keep WBAI going and donating some of their material to those of you who call +1 212 209 2950 between 7 pm and 9 pm ET to show your support.