Hundreds of independent writers, artists, and activists are claiming
credit for an elaborate project, 6 months in the making, in which 1.2
million copies of a “special edition” of the New York Times were
distributed in cities across the U.S. by thousands of volunteers.
The papers, dated July 4th of next year, were headlined with
long-awaited news: “IRAQ WAR ENDS”. The edition, which bears the same
look and feel as the real deal, includes stories describing what the
future could hold: national health care, the abolition of corporate
lobbying, a maximum wage for CEOs, etc. There was also a spoof site, at
“It doesn’t stop here. We gave Obama a mandate, but he’ll need mandate
after mandate after mandate to do what we elected him to do. He’ll need
a lot of support, and yes, a lot of pressure,” said Andy Bichlbaum,
another project organizer and editor of the paper.
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